The hot, dry weather in Colorado has forced officials to enforce fire bans across the state. That means no campfires, no s’mores, no nuttin’. Or is it possible to harness the power of the sun using a technique that is used by Girl and Boy Scouts and other ingenious campers who want to spare the lighter fluid, charcoal or wood to cook a meal?
To make a solar oven, start by going out for pizza and keeping the cardboard box. Cut a flap inside the lid of the box so you have a lid inside a lid.
Cover the inside box bottom with aluminum foil and then place a piece of black paper on top. Cover the inside of the box lid with clear plastic wrap and the inside of
The summer is heating up. In Denver, we’ve hit the triple digits. What’s the best way to beat the heat?
By eating ice cream of course!
Don’t worry about going to the store – grab some ice, sugar and cream and mix up a batch of your own. But before you start, let’s do a quick science lesson on ice cream.
The freezing temperature of water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. In order for ice to melt, it must rob heat from something around it. When you add ice cubes to your favorite drink, the ice robs heat away from the drink and melts, making the drink colder.
To make ice cream, the freezing point of the ice must be lowered in order to rob the cream mixture of enough heat and turn it to ice cream. Add rock salt to the ice, mix it around, and
Steve just returned from Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. He took the entire Spangler clan, including his three boys and wife for an experience of a lifetime. They participated in Parent-Kid Space Camp. The entire family took turns working in Mission Control and the shuttle simulators.
One of their favorite simulators was the M.A.T – Multi Access Trainer. It simulates what a tumble spin is like. Mark and Scotty loved rolling around.
If you ever get the chance to go to Space Camp, do it. But you don’t have to travel to Alabama to make your own rockets. You can make a rocket by rolling a piece of paper. Add a piece of clay at the tip and make a little nose shape. Tape it all together and add some wings. Bam! You have a rocket. Don’t forget to paint it and decorate