Soap in the Microwave Experiment
Soap in the Microwave Experiment

Woah! What just happened? To try and understand it, lets take a closer look at the Microwave. These are often thought of as magic food reheating boxes, but they are actually quite interesting! Microwave ovens heat food by bombarding it with electromagnetic radiation, also known as light. Unlike the light most of us think of

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Cloud in a Bottle
Cloud in a Bottle

Let’s take a look at the science of clouds! Pockets of warm air near the Earth’s surface naturally float up through the atmosphere like hot air balloons. As an air pocket rises, it expands and cools down. This causes the water molecules within it to group together, creating droplets large enough to see. When a

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Vortex Table: The Trampoline of Science!
Vortex Table: The Trampoline of Science!

Gravity is everywhere!  Anything that has mass exerts a gravitational force, including you and me!  Why can we not feel that force?  We are in the presence of a massive object that pulls on us more than we could ever pull on each other, and leaves our personal gravitational pull negligible.  That’s right, I am

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Paperclip Science!
Paperclip Science!

Today is National Paperclip Day! Yes, even those simple bits of bent wire have their very own day. Being a science camp, we decided to celebrate in the only way that made sense: Paperclip science! Lets start with a simple question. How can you tell if something will float? The most common and simple answer

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Electricity & Magnetism Belong Together
Electricity & Magnetism Belong Together

Electricity is one element of physics that we encounter on a daily basis. It powers our televisions and our computers and keeps the lights on at home. Magnets are something we think of as less common, only using them when we need to navigate using a compass or stick something to our fridge. But electricity

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