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Radio Free Hipster Ep. 39: Sore Afraid

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 39: Sore Afraid

Jingle along with a brand new episode of Radio Free Hipster: now with 100% more David Hasselhoff. Read More

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Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Eight

It’s been another wonderful science-driven holiday season! We’ve experimented with balloons that blast-off, nearly unsinkable dinghies, delicious math candies, stackable liquids, desiccated dancers, split light, and put a minature Jaques Cousteau in a bottle. Tonight we’re going to give Hanukkah a fine send-off with another trick of the light.   I got the idea for… Read More

Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Five

It’s Hanukkah, and in my house that means it’s time to celebrate with science! Tonight, we poured some bubbly and drowned our…raisins. Well, we tried to drown them, but raisins are surprisingly good swimmers. In the video above, my five-year-old explains how “The Raisin Lifting Experiment” works, but even after the experiment was finished and… Read More

Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Four

This year, as in years past, my family is celebrating Hanukkah with a series of science experiments. We launched under pressure on the first night of Hanukkah. On the second night, we triumphed over buoyancy. Last night, we ate mathematics for dessert. Tonight, we’re hosting a mixer. Or not. The Layered Liquids experiment has more… Read More

Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Three

Unconventional holiday traditions are fun for the whole family! So far this year, my family has celebrated Hanukkah by launching rockets indoors and constructing small boats in order to sink them. Today we’re delving deeper, into the very language of science. That’s right; it’s math time. Roger Bacon said, “Mathematics is the gate and key… Read More

Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Two

Hanukkah is the festival of lights, and in my family, we celebrate with illuminating science experiments. Yesterday, we launched a balloon rocket, and today we’re sinking ships. Well, tin foil boats, actually, but this small experiment holds greater drama than you might expect. We thought it would be a simple to float and then sink… Read More

The Night Before Christmas and More Classic Holiday Tales from Scholastic Storybook Treasures

I love the holiday season, especially now that my daughter is old enough to start to understand what is going on with the holidays. We celebrate Christmas, but I’d like her to know that there are other holidays that people celebrate during this time of year. The Night Before Christmas DVD set from Scholastic Storybook Treasures… Read More

Judy’s Library Corner: Eight Wild Nights

Okay, I’m back again. The crazy library lady. But this time I have a holiday relevant book for you. It came across the desk at work this week and I just had to snatch it up and share it with you.  It’s called Eight Wild Nights, by Brian P. Cleary. I’ll tell you up front,… Read More

Geek Celebrates with Eight Experiments for Hanukkah

Our family celebrates the holidays with science! For each night of Hanukkah, we do a different experiment. This year, we used two fabulous books for inspiration: The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists and The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists. The experiments we picked… Read More