Carving Jack O’lanterns and Thorium Based Cloud Chambers

We all remember our first dance, our first kiss, and even, our first thorium based cloud chamber.

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my spooky 6th grade physics science project at state fair – chasing “ghosts” (alpha and beta particles) using a thorium based cloud chamber

There’s a first time for everything.

This was my first attempt at pumpkin carving and in the true spirit of sustainability, I’ve saved all the seeds. Half will be eaten and the other half will be planted. With a little luck and a lot of nature, they’ll provide pumpkin(s) for next year’s carving and pies. 

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Watch the process from start to the very next day’s exhibition:

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