Science Experiments

Glowing Minerals

Add heat from solid fuel to marble and fluorite and this is what happens.

Foil Etching

When aluminum and copper sulfate come in contact, nothing happens. But then you add sodium chloride.

Egyptian Night: Burning Iron

Who knew that heated hot enough that iron interacts with the oxygen in the air and actually burns?

Metal Contest

When we think about metal, we think about a solid object. However, metal like everything else in the world, is made up of...

Invisible Ink and Flammable Iron

The theme for tonight's chemistry project was iron. When you think of iron, you think of a metal used to build strong and...

Getting The Fat and Protein Clots Out the Milk

When you think of milk, you think of a creamy liquid. For tonight's MEL Science experiment, Najwa was going to separate the liquid from...

Using Chromatography to Understand Marker Colors

You would think that a black marker has black ink. And a green marker has green ink. But do they? That...

Creating Oxyhydrogen from Water Then Igniting It

We had one of Najwa's friend over and decided to do a science experiment. The goal was to electrolyze water so that it...

What Happens When You Pour Milk Into Coke?

I was randomly looking for quick and easy science projects online and saw one that takes no time at all. Just pour milk...

Najwa’s First Scientific Study

Najwa participating in her first science experiment, as one of the subjects, as we prepare her for a life in STEM.

Random Day in the Life

Celebrating Najwa’s 2nd Birthday in Charlotte, NC

The ladies and I journeyed down to my cousin’s pad in Charlotte to celebrate Najwa’s second birthday. Very grateful to Eric and Mike...

“Where the Sidewalk Ends”

At the end of the first half of the school year, DC Prep has a festival. This was Najwa's first year at the...

Najwa Taking a Sip of the Fizzy Stuff

Somehow Najwa has gone eight years with maybe a sip or two of soda, but has largely avoided it. Partly it’s because of an...

What Happens When You Pour Milk Into Coke?

I was randomly looking for quick and easy science projects online and saw one that takes no time at all. Just pour milk...

Navy League STEM Expo at the National Harbor

It was one of those rainy spring days that begged to stay indoors, but when I see a STEM event in the area, I...

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

It's a phenomenon how the closer one lives to an attraction, the least likely they'll visit. I know people who have lived in...

Next Stop in Peru: Cuzco

Time for the second leg of our trip with a quick flight to Cuzco, Peru.