Wind Power at AstroCamp
Wind Power at AstroCamp

 Wind farms are a common sight these days, but humans have been using wind power for about 2,000 years. It wasn’t always for electricity, however, but to mill grain into flour, operate an organ, or pump water. How does a windmill do any of that though? When you see a windmill, the part that

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What Makes a Hot Air Balloon Float?
What Makes a Hot Air Balloon Float?

It’s one of those basic rules we grow up hearing: hot air rises and cool air sinks, but why is that? If you’ve seen our piece on buoyancy, you know that density is one of the key factors in whether an object sinks or floats in a given substance, but a substance’s density doesn’t have

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Glowing Pickles they're Electric
Glowing Pickles they're Electric

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. We are dealing with live wires and 120 volts of electricity which can cause fire and/or injuries. Have you ever wanted to electrify something just to see what would happen? Running electricity of a high voltage through a pickle is definitely dangerous, but also tons of fun! But

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More Fluorescent Bubbles!
More Fluorescent Bubbles!

Can’t get enough of bubbles? Here at AstroCamp we love playing with them too! This is a great DIY that you should definitely try at home. All you will need to make fluorescent bubbles is a blacklight, bowl, dish soap, ink from a highlighter, a little water, and a bubble wand. Then let the fun

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The Case of the Mysterious Gases
The Case of the Mysterious Gases

Can you solve this mystery? There are three balloons, each filled with a different gas. One is nitrogen, one is helium and one is hydrogen. Without knowing which is which, we can conduct a couple different experiments that lets us gain information to determine which gas is in which balloon. But before performing the experiments,

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