Disneyland Trip: Haunted Mansion

Disneyland Trip: Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland uses a special effect in the Ballroom scene that is so perfect, it’s still one of the most impressive special effects you can see right in front of you. It was created in the 1960s, but the original effect was discovered in the 1800s, called Pepper’s Ghost. The main idea… Read More

Disneyland Trip: Mad Tea Party Ride

Disneyland Trip: Mad Tea Party Ride

The Mad Tea Party is in nearly all of Disney’s theme parks, and while you may think it’s a kiddie ride, the rides goes fast enough that it causes most adults to hesitate before stepping on. We’re going to build a couple of accelerometers you can take with you on your next trip to an… Read More

How to Keep a Homeschool Science Journal

Why bother with writing when you could be mixing up chemicals, blasting rockets, or spinning laser beams? Doing science experiments is fun, exciting, and full of big ideas!   Why bother with writing when you could be mixing up chemicals, blasting rockets, or spinning laser beams?   Because all your “great ideas” are worth nothing… Read More

Disneyland Trip: Guardians of the Galaxy / Tower of Terror

Disneyland Trip: Guardians of the Galaxy / Tower of Terror

This ride is a 13-story elevator drop ride that first opened in 1994 in Florida, and it was such an impressive engineering achievement.  It’s now in four different parks, including Anaheim Disneyland. What’s really unique about this ride is that you can experience instances of microgravity, something that scientists use when they do their research… Read More