DIY Moon Science

DIY Moon Science

Earth’s gravitational force pulls on all objects equally, speeding them up with an acceleration of 32 feet per second per second. This means after one second of falling, an object will speed up to 32 feet per second, or about 22 miles per hour. After two seconds, that will double to 64 feet per second

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DIY Water Bending

DIY Water Bending

Electricity is everywhere! That isn’t a joke. Electricity is simply the movement of electrons. Electrons are found in atoms which make up all of the molecules in our bodies, and don’t like to stand still. Electricity can be tricky to describe and understand, but most of us have felt it in some way. Have you

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Crush A Can Day…Recycle!

Crush A Can Day…Recycle!

Each day, a typical person generates over 4 pounds of waste. Over half ends up at the dump. Future anthropologists will learn a lot about the millennial world from its landfills. In 500 years, disposable diapers will just be starting to decompose, and the remains of today’s plastic bags will still be present twice as

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Five Great Google Surprises!

Five Great Google Surprises!

 Googol is a really really big number. It is a one followed by 100 zeroes. As big as that number is, it seems appropriate for its named counterpart, Google, which celebrates its 17th birthday since its incorporation today! While Google has exploded to the point where it is both a noun and a verb,

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DIY + Grapes + Microwave = PLASMA!

DIY + Grapes + Microwave = PLASMA!

WARNING: Handle dishes with a potholder, and be aware that they may break if left in the microwave too long. Always keep a fire extinguisher on hand when experimenting with high-energy science.  What do lightning, the aurora, neon signs, and grapes have in common? Plasma! It might be the least familiar of the four states

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Eureka! Buoyancy And More

Eureka! Buoyancy And More

Have you ever felt pressure on your body– especially in your ears– as you swim deep underwater? The deeper you go, the more pressure you feel. This is the core of a principle called buoyancy. Buoyancy explains why, in a liquid, what goes down just might come up! Let’s think about how water affects this

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Balloon Stabbing Science

Balloon Stabbing Science

How does this balloon stay intact? It’s got everything to do with our angle of attack. Latex, the stretchy material most balloons are made of, is a polymer. Polymers are made of macromolecules, or long chains of repeated small parts. When a balloon inflates, the long molecule chains in its surface stretch out & make

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DIY Giant Air Bazooka!

DIY Giant Air Bazooka!

This is one project that we had a ton of fun with, and it’s something you can do at home! Here is how we made our giant air cannon. Lets start with the materials you will need. Help from an adult. They will need something sharp. A trash can or bucket, and permission to ruin

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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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DIY Project on Teacher Appreciation Day!

DIY Project on Teacher Appreciation Day!

What a great holiday! Teachers are incredibly important in a child’s life, and their influence doesn’t stop when the school year ends. Their experiences, ideas, and memories will stay with their students for years to come. In addition, most kids decide whether or not they are interested in science or math at a very young

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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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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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