Category: at-home

balance magic

You’re probably familiar with seeing how objects balance. But do you know how to find where an object will naturally, almost magically balance? There are probably a few ways you can discover, but Adam likes to show this trick where he simply moves his fingers towards one another while supporting the object he wants to…

a walk on the rocks

I like to walk in rocky places. Fortunately, we have lots of this terrain here in our mountains overlooking Ogden and the surrounding area on the Wasatch Front. From here in my backyard mountains (as I like to think of them), I’m looking up at rock cliffs, or maybe across a canyon at a pile…

sky nuggets

A few days ago some late afternoon clouds rolled in, the winds picked up, and then stuff started falling out of the sky really violently. It was a big thunderstorm with hail. The first thing I noticed after the storm passed is how these little chunks of ice stayed on the ground, but they disappeared…

Raisins in Soda

For some people in my family, there’s no good use for a raisin. I happen to disagree. I love them mixed in with nuts and candies, and I also discovered that they make for a great science investigation. When someone set aside all of their raisins, I decided to take video of what happens when…

ice melting

We’ve done a few investigations just watching ice melt. By taking some video and speeding it up, you get to see the whole process in just a few seconds.