What does it take to be a state science fair winner? Listen to my podcast with Raleigh Burt, an 8th grader at Sargent Junior High in Alamosa, Colorado. This young man has a tremendous amount of wisdom and great advice for anyone who wants some “inside tips” on how to create an award-winning science project. Read more about Raleigh Burt’s project on bike helmet safety.
Topic - Podcasts
Every year in February I make a pilgrimage to New York to attend the International Toy Fair. The city is host to some 20,000 buyers and industry professionals who are on a quest to buy and sell the latest creations in the toy market. On Monday, I met up with Toy Guy Chris Byrne to broadcast live from the Toys R’ Us store in Time Square back to 9NEWS in Denver. See the video.
Kenny Luna has been very busy getting people excited about his bright idea. Mr. Luna is an 8th grade science teacher in North Babylon, New York, who wants Oprah to help him give every child in America (PreK-12), just one Compact Fluorescent(CFL) bulb to take home and plug into their favorite lamp. You’ve seen these bulbs at the hardware store”¦ those curly fluorescent bulbs that twist into a normal lamp socket. Bottom line – this action could save at least $2.3 billion in electricity costs.
Ken’s idea is spreading like a virus. I recently recorded a podcast with Ken so you can hear in his own words why he’s so passionate about his bright idea.
Let’s see… what could you watch on your new video ipod? Episodes of NBC’s “Office”… ad-free music videos… or some guy in Denver who teaches you how to do cool science demos. Hmmm… that’s a tough choice between Office and the music videos. I’m pleased to let you know that many of our science segments from television are now available as a podcast through Apple’s iTunes. Even if you don’t have a video iPod (oh, please Santa, please), you can download the segments into your iTunes application (what? no iTunes? just download it for free).
Here’s a “do not try this at home” science demonstration that illustrates how dry trees are susceptible to catching fire and ways to avoid this potential fire risk.