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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DIY Density Column

DIY Density Column

We know that density depends on mass and volume of a substances. We can easily see differences of density when comparing anything to the air in our atmosphere. But what about common liquids compared to each other? Lucky for you, that’s exactly what we did. In this DIY experiment we poured seven liquids into one container

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Static Electricity: It’s Shocking

Static Electricity: It’s Shocking

Have you experienced rubbing your feet on carpet just to reach out to someone and give them a little zap? Or slide down a plastic slide and gotten a nice jolt from it?  What about rubbing a balloon on your head to make your hair stand on end? A Van De Graaf generator is a

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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

At AstroCamp we take pride in living in the beautiful mountains and wilderness of southern California. We appreciate the deer, squirrels, rabbits, coyote, pine trees, boulders and so much more. One way that we show this appreciation is by using natural and renewable energy whenever possible. Solar energy is a great renewable resource that we

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Lift: The Key to Flight

Lift: The Key to Flight

A Boeing 747 weighs around 750,000 pounds, so how does it manage to get off the ground? It’s all thanks to a force called lift and something you may be familiar with from other AstroCamp videos: Bernoulli’s Principle. Lift is just the name for the force pushing an object up into the air, but Bernoulli’s

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Non-Newtonian Fluid: Oobleck DIY

Non-Newtonian Fluid: Oobleck DIY

Here is a great DIY experiment that you should definitely try at home. Oobleck, a name based off of Dr. Seuss’s “Bartholomew and the Oobleck”, is just one such example of a Non-Newtonian fluid. Try this DIY out for yourself. All you’ll need is about 1.5 cups of cornstarch and one cup of water.  

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Behind the Scenes with a Lighter Flame Float

Behind the Scenes with a Lighter Flame Float

It’s a classic trick to make a lighter flame float, but how does it actually work? As it turns out, the secret can be found on your desk: a ballpoint pen. Though the key to the trick may be simple, there’s some really cool science making it happen. Follow along with us and we’ll show

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Will it float? Experimenting with Density

Will it float? Experimenting with Density

Have you ever wondered exactly why a boat floats or why rain falls down and not up? It all has to do with density! Density is a measure of how much mass there is in a given volume, or rather how much stuff you have in a certain place. It determines whether something sinks or

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DIY: Clock Reaction Experiment

DIY: Clock Reaction Experiment

Check out this tricky science for April Fools, and no it’s not magic! This is a clock reaction, meaning that it takes some time to see the effects of the reaction. However, there are actually two reactions taking place. What we used: To two beakers  add about 150 mL of water.   In the first

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DIY Screaming Balloon Experiment

DIY Screaming Balloon Experiment

Try out this easy DIY science experiment at home. All you need is a balloon, a penny, and a hex nut. Place the penny or hex nut in the balloon, blow it up and then tie it off. It’s as simple at that! Now give your balloon a good spin and make some observations. Try

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DIY Soda Battery

DIY Soda Battery

 Elementary school students the world over are familiar with potato batteries or lemon batteries, but did you know you can make a battery from soda? With just some wire, two different kinds of metals, and your favorite soda, you can build your own battery! All you need to do is connect your metal plates

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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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