Saturday, September 23, 2017

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We’re glad you found us! Here you’ll find fun and age-appropriate experiments and resources for your own Junior Scientist. Whether you’re starting out with a dinosaur-loving three year old or have a science-loving preteen, you’ll find activities to amuse and educate them both.  There may be some surprises for the grown-ups, too! Check the  Read More →

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Science Experiments

Static Flash Static Flash

This is a good project to try in the winter when the air is dry. It’s another way to use static electricity to make light flash in your hands. Simple to do, all you need is a... 

Ghostly After-Image Effect Ghostly After-Image Effect

No, there aren’t any ghosts!  But this does look kind of spooky. Would you like to see things when it’s totally dark?  This strange trick for your eyes only lasts a few... 

Paper Folding Trick Paper Folding Trick

There’s an old gag that challenges someone to fold a dollar bill in half eight times. If they can do it, they get to keep it. The trick is that it gets so thick, so fast, that... 

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Science Projects

Squawker Cup Squawker Cup

Making science fun for your young scientist is always a bonus!  This is a quick and easy-to-make project that will make their eyes go wide. All you need is a plastic cup, a button... 

The Bathtub Bomb The Bathtub Bomb

Here’s a fun little experiment to try on a dreary day! All you need is a plastic zip-lock bag, some vinegar, and a little baking soda. You may remember that these two everyday... 

Mobius strip Mobius strip

You can, right now, make one of the most puzzling things in the world. Take a sheet of printer paper and cut a one inch strip from the long side.  Get ready to tape the ends together... 

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Science Videos

Feynman’s Father

This clip of Richard Feynman discussing inertia is notable for two reasons.

First, he explains inertia in a wonderfully clear manner.

But, even better to me, is the way his father answered his questions. It made the young Richard run back to his wagon to observe for himself what his father had said.

This is the way to be with your own young scientist… “No pressure.  Just lovely, interesting discussions.”

How magnets are made

Ever wonder how magnets are made? This is an excellent clip of how they do it.

How-to videos are valuable for showing us that a lot of thought, imagination, and science skills have to be used together to bring us all the things we have today.

I love watching things like this!

Beautiful Saturn

This is an amazing video created from individual still photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft on its journey to explore Saturn and its moons. If you’re able, click the lower right corner of the video to watch it in full-screen HD.

You can read more about the Cassini mission here and more about the making of this video into an IMAX film here.

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

This is a good way to show your young scientist the meaning of the word, “awesome” in the true sense of the word as this does inspire awe.

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