Chien-Shiung Wu

By Amanda C. Lee For International Women's Day last year, my social studies class was given the task of presenting about an influential woman who made strides towards achieving gender equity. My … [Read more...]

How Many Slaps Does it Take to Cook a Chicken?

By Amanda C. Lee Cooked Chicken Breast © Steve Johnson, CC BY 2.0 A few days ago, my physics teacher introduced a new concept to the class. Relating to our work, energy, and power unit, she … [Read more...]

Microwaving Grapes… to Create Plasma?

By Xavier Lam For the past two decades, scientists could not explain the phenomenon of a grape being microwaved, and creating a flashy spark of hot ionized gas (plasma). However, scientists from … [Read more...]

The Naked Egg Drop: What’s the Best Design?

By Amanda C. Lee In my last physics class, we were given the challenge of protecting an egg from a free fall drop. We were given parameters such as “devices must be free-standing” and “no materials … [Read more...]

The Switching of Earth’s Magnetic Poles

By Xavier Lam Here's a fun fact: The Earth's magnetic poles have switched places many times before. This means that if you looked at a compass, North would be South and vice versa. The Earth's … [Read more...]

What is a Lunar Eclipse?

In reality the science behind the epic lunar eclipses, that occurs 2-4 times a year, is simple. A lunar eclipse happens when a full Moon passes directly behind the Earth. Therefore the Earth's shadow … [Read more...]

How Do Fireworks… Work?

By Amanda C. Lee People all around the world ring in the new year with a wide variety of festive celebrations, often including fireworks! Even if you don’t go see the show, you can probably hear the … [Read more...]

Inertia in Driving

I was studying for my driving knowledge test the other day when I stumbled across an unfamiliar word "inertia". It says that when we make a turn at a curve, the force of inertia will try to keep us … [Read more...]

The Sound of the Violin

Maia Poon Have you ever wondered how so many different pitches can be created on an instrument with just four strings? Or how people make such cool sound effects on the … [Read more...]

The Story of My Sprained Knee

I was just playing basketball when I sprained my knee last week on Saturday. This is my first actual injury in the course of 4 years of playing. And I got to say, what happened still remains as … [Read more...]