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 Invisible Ink

DIY Invisible Ink

The simplest invisible inks consist of organic compounds like lemon juice, vinegar, diluted honey, and even white wine– all substances that subtly weaken paper fiber. Once the liquid dries, it’s undetectable under normal circumstances. Apply heat, however, and the hidden message seems to appear out of nowhere. Organic ink makes the painted area more susceptible

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A Scientist’s April Fools

A Scientist’s April Fools

 Warning: Don’t do this at home!  When a scientist decides to play an April Fools prank on someone, it gets pretty serious.  We pull out all the stops.  One experiment that is guaranteed to both terrify and delight is the classic alcohol money burn. The experiment is pretty simple.  Mix some rubbing alcohol and

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