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This week’s episode: November 16, 2018

November 13th, 2018 by Ross

This episode of The Friday Zone had me on pins and needles!  The Wonderlab folks were back, but this time they were teaching a lesson in air pressure.  Of course, when I think of air pressure, I think explosions!  Our new pal Zach brought a bell jar and a funky vacuum device with him to Read more…

This week’s episode: November 9, 2018

November 8th, 2018 by Ross

We welcome the Koorsen company and their Kasey Program to the show.  This is a really neat program that we found out about several months ago.  Boy, does Jeff keep busy!  He and his dogs do hundreds of programs in schools and other venues around the country every year.  Here’s a little more about the Read more…

This week’s episode: November 2, 2018

November 2nd, 2018 by Ross

We’ve had a lot of fun with the Sammy Sly Private Eye segments and this week’s episode is no different.  Keen observers and long-time fans of The Friday Zone might have even picked up on a little “Easter Egg” secret of sorts this week!  Sammy brings Bea several pairs of shoes so they can compare Read more…

Grant’s Farm is worth the drive!

November 2nd, 2018 by Rachel

Do you love animals? Would you like the chance to get up close and personal with them? Grant’s Farm, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a great place for families to go! I was fortunate enough to visit and see what they have to offer. When my sister and I arrived, we got to take Read more…

This week’s episode: October 26, 2018

October 24th, 2018 by Ross

This week our friends from The Wonderlab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington come by for more science fun.  We’re popping balloons with citric acid and it’s a blast!  Learn how this works and try what we tried – use different fruits and different balloons to observe what happens when changing variables in Read more…

Visiting the Saint Louis Zoo

October 13th, 2018 by Rachel

The Saint Louis Zoo, which was recently voted Best Zoo and America’s Top Free Attraction, features a variety of animals, including gorillas, a polar bear, penguins, giraffes, tigers, etc. The zoo is separated into different sections, and each section has its own theme. This makes for a unique experience at each one. Although the building Read more…

This week’s episode: October 5, 2018

October 3rd, 2018 by Ross

This week’s show is a compilation of all our IU Science Fest segments all put together into one big all-science episode extravaganza!  Matt tours around and checks out all the exhibits and demonstrations that are at Science Fest, an amazing free event hosted at Indiana University each Fall.  There’s animals, physics demonstrations, cool crafts and Read more…

This week’s episode: September 28, 2018

September 25th, 2018 by Ross

Get ready to shine up those chompers! Students from the Indiana University School of Nursing visit to share tips on dental health. On this episode we do a really fun experiment you can try at home.   Stain an egg (hard-boil it first to make it less likely to crack while working with it). You Read more…

The Science Zone

July 4th, 2018 by Rachel

Science is so fascinating, I wish I understood it. I know that the guests that come in are meant to teach the children, but sometimes I think they teach me more. It makes me wish that I was young enough to be on the show just so I can participate in the experiments, because as Read more…

Behind the Scenes: The Stairs

July 2nd, 2018 by Rachel

The stairs that I will eventually fall down. I hope it’s not anytime soon, but I just know that it’s coming. I call them the “stairs of death” but not out loud, just in my head. I think they’re super neat stairs, I just don’t enjoy walking down them. The spin makes me dizzy and Read more…