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Cut & Dried

When Kids Discover magazine asked me to illustrate the process by which a wound heals, I pretty much knew how I wanted to approach it. The only thing that plagued me was how to replicate the whorled pattern of fingerprints—until … Continue reading

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Just Don’t Step In It

Electricity from cow poo? Done. But don’t take my word for it. Google Green Mountain Dairy.

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Hit or Myth?

I was asked to illustrate an article for kids on how to write about mythical creatures, which is a great assignment. Mostly because mythical creatures are just that, and cannot be misrepresented. Woot!

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A 4th of July message

Unlike spacecraft that use fuels to produce thrust, model rocketry borrows its propulsion system from centuries-old fireworks (the most popular being aerial shells) that use black powder in a (more or less) controlled explosion. Whatever your reason for igniting something … Continue reading

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“Ayiouooaaoo…”

Alley had long suspected her orthodontist’s assistant was a little off. After all, what kind of job is that?  Talking to kids with crooked teeth while their mouths are opened and they’re practically upside down. And the kids can’t even … Continue reading

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What defines a planet?

For an object to be called a planet, it must orbit the sun and be at least one thousand miles across. This dimension allows gravity to shape the planet into a spherical body. See more current information in the Planets … Continue reading

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The Geologic Time Scale

The geologic time scale is split into four major eras–Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic, and are subdivided into periods. The number beside the era or period in the infotoon below shows how many years ago it began. I thought it … Continue reading

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