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Magic Mondays: Oobleck

I wrote a post a while ago that you can read about non-Newtonian fluids so I’m just going to give you the potion recipe here. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue magic Mondays on a weekly basis. It might become a monthly thing instead. But you can still download the potions book and … Continue reading

Magic Mondays: Density and a Time Jar

Our third Magic Mondays post before Christmas. Remember you can get all the potions plus a muggle reference guide for $5 CA and help support science education. The muggle reference guide includes additional questions and ideas to support critical thinking. Actual Recipe Water Giant Squid Slime Leprechaun Elixir Dehydrated Doxy Venom Directions The Science Behind … Continue reading

Magic Mondays: Separating Fats and Dancing Milk

Here’s the second Magic Monday post. I’m also thrilled to announce that you can purchase all 8 potions right now for just $5 CA and all the proceeds from sales before Christmas will be donated to the Alberta Science Network. Purchase potions book and muggle guide. Actual Recipe 2 % or Whole Milk Food colouring … Continue reading

Magical Drafts and Potions: An Activity Book for Harry Potter Fans

From Fizzing Whizbees to Erumpent Toothpaste there are 8 recipes for different magical potions that any Harry Potter fan would enjoy creating. There’s also a muggle guide with instructions, easy to understand science descriptions, and some notes to help encourage critical thinking. All the proceeds from the sale of this item before Christmas will be … Continue reading

How Harry Potter can help us relate to others

I’m a fan of the Harry Potter series. One of the remarkable things about the character of Harry is his ability to identify with individuals who are oppressed. He rises in defence of muggle-born individuals and house elves. He bristles at talk of pure blood, even before he really knows what that means. The question … Continue reading

Can anything force you to tell the truth?

Ignoring the whole philosophical issue of what is truth, is there anyway to force someone to tell the truth about something? This is a pretty common plot device in a wide range of genres. From veritaserum in Harry Potter, to creatures crawling in your brain in Star Trek, to injected drugs in spy movies, it … Continue reading

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