Easter eggs and science

By Grant Jacobs 04/04/2010

Things to do with your easter egg (besides eat it).


Seeing as this blog collective is less than a year old, I think I can be forgiven for recycling last year’s egg video. (I saw this a year ago; it’s a classic despite the relatively modest viewing statistics it has garnered.)

I particularly like the use of the hammers to flick the marble on.

Greg Laden has this video up. Inspired by this, I searched for other science-related, easter-egg related videos on YouTube. There’s more than you might think! I’ll only show one or two of them. Among others, I am not showing the surprising number of American science classes building catapults to hurtle easter eggs long distances…

This popular (over 700,00 views) science video shows how to make easter eggs glow by stimulating bioluminescence:

On a more meaningful note Morgan On Science (’Helping You Get Recognized For The Great Science That You Do’) presents a message for scientists and scientists-to-be using her daughter’s easter egg hunt as a metaphor for a science career. This message will be worthwhile for other careers, too, and life in general:

Some people blog, Morgan Giddings put out a video regularly. She writes that her theme is

People like me who have climbed up the science career ladder have had to learn these things, usually by trial-and-error, and sometimes by getting lucky and having a really good mentor. But career success in science shouldn’t be a matter of luck. What is lacking is a systematized approach, e.g. a ’blueprint’ for success.

I created this blog to develop such a blueprint. My goal is to help people figure out the ’other stuff’ that it takes to succeed in science.

She has plenty more, go and check them out.


I’ve filed this under ‘Technology’. Seems appropriate for the first video.

Other fun posts at Code for life:

Too much attentiveness leads to inattentiveness

Undiluted humour: If Homeopathy Beats Science

Happy (Geeky) Valentine’s Day

Preconceptual science, the dismissal-ness of it all

Aww, crap.

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