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December 17, 2010


Barrels of taffy in different colors

What Is The Boiling Point For Candy?

Changing the temperature and amount of water will change the type of candy being made.

November 26, 2010


5 jars of freshly made maple syrup

Sweet Sap: What Exactly Is Maple Syrup?

Why do sugar maple trees produce sweet sap?

October 4, 2010


pink leaves on a black background

What Makes Some Year’s Leaf Displays Better Than Others?

What makes some fall leaf displays so gorgeous? Learn what changes leaf colors.

March 9, 2010



Attract And Repel: How Fruit Uses Ripeness To Germinate

Why would some plants want their fruit to be eaten?

December 10, 2009



Bugs In Cake Mixes

What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?

November 6, 2009



Why Honey Turns Hard

Ever wonder why your favorite jar of honey turns hard?

July 20, 2009


Three sugar cubes

Preserving Food: Death By Sugar

Some methods of preserving food are easy to understand, but did you know that sugar helps to preserve food by causing microbes to literally die of thirst?

December 29, 2008


Honey bees on bee hive

The Oldest Sweetener, the Freshest Bread

Today honey is mostly used for its distinctive flavor, but for baking it has another advantage as well: baked goods made with honey take longer to get stale.

December 9, 2008


Shovel and hole on beach

Sugar bowls and holes

If you've ever had to dig a hole and then fill it back in, you may have noticed a mysterious thing: there was always a little dirt left over. Why?

September 16, 2008



How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

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