Science Resources

The Northern and Southern Lights (Aurora Borealis or Aurora Australis)

An Aurora is a beautiful natural light display in the sky that occurs above the magnetic poles in the northern and southern hemispheres (in the Arctic or Antarctic regions).  In northern areas of the world, the lights are known as aurora borealis (or northern lights).  In southern areas, the lights are known as aurora australis (or southern lights).  The northern lights are often visible in Alaska, Russia, and Canada.  The southern lights are often visible from Antarctica, South America, New Zealand, and Australia.  During a  geomagnetic storm, the lights can spread to other lower latitude areas. The northern and southern lights are caused by energetic charged particles from the sun colliding with gas particles in the sky.  These charged particles arrive from the sun via solar

Science Fair secrets (or how to win the Science Fair without cheating or paying off the judges)

Science Fair judges can be pretty weird.  If you could get into their head and figure out how they think, you'd have the upper hand in the contest - right?  Well since we can't get into their heads (eek, scary), Reeko will do the next best thing.  Here are some Science Fair secrets that will help you get a leg up on the competition. How to win First, make sure you choose a topic that you find interesting. Once you have picked a topic, do a lot of research on it. Learn everything you can about your topic.  This is probably the most important step of all.  Become an expert on your subject because that's really what science fairs are all about - to teach students

Periodic Table of the Elements

Here’s a few periodic tables in case you periodically need one.  Remember, the keys to they mysteries of the universe all lie within the tables below. Periodic Table of Elements   Spiral Periodic Table of Elements   The Ring of Periodic Elements   Circular form of periodic table   Alternative circular periodic table

Crazy Questions and Answers

Reeko’s answers to the puzzling questions that surround us It's a crazy world out there.  Luckily, here inside Reeko's Lab, everything is pretty much normal.  So Reeko took a break from his latest anti-gravity, moon-walking flip-flops experiment and let the Chess playing monkey out of his cage for a little exercise.  While the monkey scampered all over the lab knocking over beakers and such, Reeko chased the wild-eyed creature, all-the-while firing puzzling, unanswered scientific questions at him.  Here's the responses he received (don't worry - Reeko translated the monkey talk to English for you) ...   What is an ice cream headache and will I die if I keep eating after getting one? Scientists have debated this

Other cool science websites

Interesting Science Links... Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab is not the only cool science website on the Internet.  Here's some other cool geeky websites that we like. Alright, so the list is not exactly 'extensive' but it's a start. Reeko will keep adding interesting science links as he stumbles across them in his never-ending quest for knowledge. Here are some sites that Reeko's thinks are great! SciCental This award winning site has been online for over a decade now and offers breaking science research news in the areas of biosciences, health sciences, physics and chemistry, earth and space, and engineering. Franklin Institute Science Museum This page is hosted by, who else - The Franklin Institute Science Museum, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although much of their site is previews of exhibits from their

Science Book Reviews

[sc:commonscripts] Science Book Reviews Order directly from! Here are some books that Reeko's thinks are great (in fact, many of these resources are used by Reeko in his research and experimentation projects)! Click on the link below to order the book directly from Reeko’s How to Find a Pot of Gold Book Written by Reeko himself. Climbed to the #1 position on the New York Times Best Seller list and stayed there for over 10 weeks! Reeko stunned the world by producing this mammoth (1000 pages) book and offering it for a list price of only $1.95. Secret Message Below (Decoder) (Instructions) EUA RUBK YIOKTIK. EUA RUBK YIOKTIK. EUA RUBK YIOKTIK. NUC'Y ZNGZ LUX G YAHROSOTGR SKYYGMK...  

Reeko’s huge glossary of interesting (and useful) science words

[sc:commonscripts] So you're a little confused about what a thingamajig is? Well, you've come to the right place. Here's the glossary of scientific terms used in Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab. If you don't find a definition for a term you found on Reeko's site, feel free to email Reeko your word suggestion and he'll update this page accordingly. And don't forget - glossary terms are scattered throughout the site - in the games, science experiments, news articles, and under various laboratory rugs.  If you are looking for a longer, more elaborate definition of a science word, you can take a quick peek at the Reeko's online dictionary of science words here. Science Glossary/Terms   A   abiotic factor - a nonliving part of a ecosystem.   absolute zero - the lowest temperature that can possibly be