Microwave Plasma

Microwave Plasma

We go through our daily lives encountering three of the states of matter; solid, liquid, and gas; nearly every moment, but the fourth, plasma, is much rarer for most of us. Plasma can be found around most forms of visible electricity, like lightning, but you can find it inside your microwave if you follow the

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DIY Chemistry: Coca-Cola and Milk

DIY Chemistry: Coca-Cola and Milk

Mixing different liquids together to see what they taste like seems like a part of human nature. But have you ever mixed your favorite drinks together just to see if a chemical reaction will occur? This is an experiment that you can easily DIY, but we do not recommend drinking it. All you need is

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An Egg and Fire

An Egg and Fire

This experiment is very easy to do but will blow your mind. We have said time and time again that light can bend and reflect in crazy ways. Here is another example of that. Just by charring the outside of a raw (or cooked) egg shell and dipping it in water, you will be able

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DIY: 3D Hologram

DIY: 3D Hologram

Have you ever wanted to feel like you exist in a Sci-Fi world? Or make something that just seems impossible? With this DIY 3D Hologram you can! It is a simple at-home craft that will dazzle your friends and family. All you will need: Printable template Transparency sheet Scissors   Marker Ruler Smartphone or tablet

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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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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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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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Anti-Bubbles DIY!

Anti-Bubbles DIY!

We have all experienced bubbles in our day to day lives, whether its blowing bubbles outside on a summer day, seeing bubbles in the soda that you drink, or blowing through your straw. It’s just a thin sphere of liquid enclosing air or some other type of gas, but what is an anti-bubble? As you

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Electric Lighter vs Mints: Crystalline Energy

Electric Lighter vs Mints: Crystalline Energy

Have you ever wondered what electric lighters and Wint-o-green Lifesavers have in common? No? Well we here at AstroCamp wondered exactly that and the answer is a surprising one: they both involve energy released from crystals! Electric lighters like this piezo ignitor don’t use the normal flint and steel ignition method of a normal lighter,

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