DIY Fluorescent Bubbles
DIY Fluorescent Bubbles

 If you’ve ever seen objects under a blacklight – like clothes or highlighters – you may have noticed that some things glow when they’re hit by that kind of light, and others don’t. The things that are glowing are fluorescing! Fluorescence in this case is caused by an interaction between high energy UV light

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Fire & the History of Matches
Fire & the History of Matches

 NOTE: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Humans have been creating and controlling fire for almost a million years! Our early ancestors used friction – essentially rubbing sticks together – to create their first fires for cooking food and making tools. Today we can carry fire making tools around in our pockets.  Every year

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Liquid Nitrogen & Glowsticks
Liquid Nitrogen & Glowsticks

 Note: Opening glowsticks is not a particularly great idea. They contain bits of broken glass and some unpleasant chemicals that can be hazardous to your health! Read full article to learn more. Glowsticks are incredibly fun, but how do they work!? Naturally because of some very cool science, notable chemistry. Glowsticks are made up

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The Leidenfrost Effect
The Leidenfrost Effect

 Have you ever played air hockey? There is something strangely satisfying about how the puck slides effortlessly across the table, before finally coming to rest. This same thing happens naturally as well, and its actually some pretty cool science. Lets check out how it works! When things of different temperatures interact, the warmer object

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Fireproof Balloon & How it Changed the World
Fireproof Balloon & How it Changed the World

 The balloon in the video isn’t anything special. It’s a completely normal balloon filled with completely normal water. However, water is quite extraordinary! We describe matter by listing its different properties. Some of these properties include how dense something is, its flexibility, its ability to conduct electricity, and even its color! Another less commonly

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