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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
Electricity from cow poo? Done. But don’t take my word for it. Google Green Mountain Dairy.
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!
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
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
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
I’ve always believed that everything can be renamed, according to its purpose. This image is from Great Games by Williamson Publishing, a great kids book on gaming activities of all kinds.