Tag: chemistry

Hawaii Rocks!

Gentle jungle noises of birds and bugs faded as I walked into the large, damp cavern.   Green-tinted light reflecting off the dark rain forest canopy suddenly turned into the darkness of a cave with black walls, lit only… Read More

Magnificent Minerals – Part 1

Captivated by the wonder of the rows upon rows of colorful minerals, I enjoyed slowly looking over each one.  It was like slowly eating a favorite dessert, savoring one bite at a time. After several days of busily… Read More

Glorious, Glistening Geodes

Late in the afternoon, the sun finally began to break through clouds that chilly February day in Tucson, Arizona.  Sunlight glistened off the many rows of purple crystals lining the giant shells.  These enormous crystal-lined geodes were large… Read More

Well-Rounded Pi

After years of waiting, dreaming, and planning, the long-awaited day had finally come – and it was remarkable! That day was better than I could have imagined, and one day I’ll probably remember for the rest of my… Read More

Mole Day

Happy Mole Day! Have you ever heard of “Mole Day” before?  It’s actually a chemistry holiday –not a holiday to celebrate furry burrowing pests or unique dark spots on your skin.  In chemistry, a mole is a very… Read More

Creation Clues for Kids, Vol. 4 No. 3

Amazing Chemistry Have you ever made a miniature volcano, mixing together baking soda and vinegar to create bubbly, explosive “lava”?  Maybe you have watched or done a more dangerous explosion in the backyard by dropping Mentos candy into… Read More

Park’s Ranch Cave – Part 2

The light from my headlamp bounced across the dark cave wall, making the microscopic white crystals glisten. Before I got there, I had imagined that crawling through small spaces and swimming through the deep water of Park’s Ranch… Read More

Chemicals to Life?

How exactly did the first living things come into being were they formed by lighting electrocuting lifeless chemicals or were they spoken into existence by the Word of a Divine Creator?  This topic came up in my historical… Read More

Number Identity Crisis

The time had finally come for NASA to send the spacecraft into orbit around Mars.  In the early morning hours of September 23, 1999, the Mars Climate Orbiter disappeared behind the red planet.  A team of scientists waited… Read More