How it works: Pyrex Glass vs. Vegetable Oil
How it works: Pyrex Glass vs. Vegetable Oil

There isn’t much that comes to mind when we try to compare the similarities of pyrex glass and vegetable oil. No, we are not baking or cooking, we are simply doing an awesome at-home science experiment. It turns out that these two things have something very fundamentally in common: they have the same index of

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Hiding from Thermal Vision
Hiding from Thermal Vision

Thermal cameras operate by looking at objects in a different band of light called infrared, which is the way heat transmits. Ordinarily, you could see a person from behind a wall or other solid object by looking in the infrared, as their heat still passes through that object somewhat, like with the garbage bag (DO

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Anti-Bubbles DIY!
Anti-Bubbles DIY!

We have all experienced bubbles in our day to day lives, whether its blowing bubbles outside on a summer day, seeing bubbles in the soda that you drink, or blowing through your straw. It’s just a thin sphere of liquid enclosing air or some other type of gas, but what is an anti-bubble? As you

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Electric Lighter vs Mints: Crystalline Energy
Electric Lighter vs Mints: Crystalline Energy

Have you ever wondered what electric lighters and Wint-o-green Lifesavers have in common? No? Well we here at AstroCamp wondered exactly that and the answer is a surprising one: they both involve energy released from crystals! Electric lighters like this piezo ignitor don’t use the normal flint and steel ignition method of a normal lighter,

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DIY Phone Microscope
DIY Phone Microscope

Here at AstroCamp we use microscopes to look at micrometeorites, tiny pieces of iron and rock that fall through Earth’s atmosphere and hit the ground from space. But that is not all they are good for. Microscopes allow you to see the world up close, way beyond what your eyes can.  They can give you

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