Explore Hydrogen: WARNING DANGER!
Explore Hydrogen: WARNING DANGER!

Hydrogen: it’s the most common element in our universe, the main ingredient in stellar fusion, and the lightest element of them all. We love to play with hydrogen in the classroom because it’s highly combustible, which means it’s great for explosions! In this experiment — which is not one we recommend for home DIY —

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Instant Snow for Summer Fun!
Instant Snow for Summer Fun!

 With things heating up this summer, we wanted to just play in the snow! The stuff you just saw is called sodium polyacrylate. It is also known as waterlock, which shouldn’t be surprising considering what you just witnessed! Its ability to absorb an incredible amount of water makes it useful for certain purposes–like diapers

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Balloon Stabbing Science
Balloon Stabbing Science

How does this balloon stay intact? It’s got everything to do with our angle of attack. Latex, the stretchy material most balloons are made of, is a polymer. Polymers are made of macromolecules, or long chains of repeated small parts. When a balloon inflates, the long molecule chains in its surface stretch out & make

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Fun with Inertia!
Fun with Inertia!

You wouldn’t want to get hit in the chest with a giant hammer…but what if you were to lie down, hold a heavy cinderblock on your chest, and have your opponent smash the block instead? Hm, actually maybe that sounds even worse! Thanks to a law of physics, the cinderblock actually protects you! Bill Nye

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DIY Giant Air Bazooka!
DIY Giant Air Bazooka!

This is one project that we had a ton of fun with, and it’s something you can do at home! Here is how we made our giant air cannon. Lets start with the materials you will need. Help from an adult. They will need something sharp. A trash can or bucket, and permission to ruin

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