This week we move onto another part of forensic science- chemistry. This discipline looks at most of the non-DNA analysis that goes on at crime scenes. This week we're talking to Dr. Ruth Smith from Michigan State University to learn about what a forensic chemist does, how they identify different samples, and the research that … Continue reading Forensic Science: Chemistry
After a break for the holidays, we are back! We're excited to kick off our 2020 episodes with a new series. For the next three episodes, we're going to look at what goes into forensic science. Many of us have watched Bones, Law & Order, or NCIS. The high-tech labs, the lightning-fast diagnostics, and the … Continue reading Forensic Science: DNA
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We're back at it this week with another one of our favorite beverages- coffee! We wanted to know how we get the perfect cup, so grab your favorite blend, sit back, and enjoy as we talk to Kelsie Gibbs to find out more. Memorable Quotes Coming soon! Resources If you want to start trying some … Continue reading Beverages: Coffee
We grab a drink all the time- water, pop, juice. So, what goes into making them? This week we're starting to explore some of the most popular beverages and the science behind them. We're kicking off by looking at beer with Dr. Jim Bruckner, a microbiologist who works in breweries on quality control and beer … Continue reading Beverages: Beer
Did you ever read Magic School Bus at the Waterworks? In this episode we got our own tour through the water works and how water is cleaned up from Dr. Dan Zitomer. We talked about how safe water gets to our faucets, how we treat it, and how we manage it. Rachel especially loved this … Continue reading Water: Treatment and Purification
Last week we talked about how important clean and accessible water is. This week, we talk to an expert who thinks about how do we keep water clean. Dr. Anne Schauer-Gimenez works with Mango Materials to produce materials that are biodegradable. These products come from waste products of cleaning water and, when broken down, help … Continue reading Water: Plastics and Waste