Chemistry Thought Of The Day: Magic Smoke

DIY: Magic Smoke TOOLS: Candle Lighter PROCEDURE: Light the candle When the wax starts to melt, blow it out Hold a lit lighter above the candle in the smoke originating from the wick If done properly, the candle should relight CAUTION(s): It’s Fire… THE SCIENCE: A candle is typically made of two different pieces, a […]

Astronomy Thought Of The Day: Green Light

In Roman mythology, every morning the goddess of the dawn would fly across the sky prior to the arrival of the sun.  The name of this goddess was Aurora, which was Latin for dawn or sunrise.  In my younger days, I would spend part of the summer at a lake in northern Vermont.  Perhaps it […]

Chemistry Thought Of The Day: Baking what?

Come the holidays, whether they realize it or not, a lot of folks quietly, or not so quietly in the case of working smoke detectors, become budding chemists.  And while the lab coat and beakers may take the form of aprons and measuring cups, baking can be highly dependent on the proper chemistry to ensure […]