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Bendy Water

February 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Science Experiments, Things To Do

Here’s a science experiment you can do in your own kitchen! All you need is a plastic comb. Go to the sink and turn on the water. Adjust it to a thin stream. If it breaks into drops, it’s too thin. Run the comb through your hair several times. What you’re doing is charging it […]

Marvelous Magnets

February 13, 2011 by  
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This is a two-part project.  First, you need to gather what you need for the second part! You’ll  need a strong magnet.  If you don’t have one, a trip to the hardware store should provide what you want. Check your hardware store first but Lowes has a very good set of two strong magnets for […]

A True Young Scientist

October 8, 2010 by  
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I’m sure this is making the rounds but it really fits right here on this site! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPubhxZXC9g& As I say, encourage your young scientist from the very start. You’re doing so will shape their future.

One Way to See Sound

September 23, 2010 by  
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This very interesting experiment used a plastic cup of water sitting on the cone of a speaker. As the frequency (pitch) of the sound was changed, waves and patterns formed in the water.  It’s a nice demonstration of how sound can move things (like our eardrums.) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LEeENVSG-k& For more than you’ll ever want to know […]

The Bathtub Bomb

September 23, 2010 by  
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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 chemicals produce carbon dioxide gas when mixed. Take a square of bathroom tissue and put a teaspoon or two of baking soda […]

The Comb of Science

September 23, 2010 by  
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You don’t need expensive equipment to do a  science experiment! You can do one with an ordinary plastic comb. Tear a small scrap of tissue paper into little bits and charge your comb with static electricity by running it through your hair several times.  This works best when the humidity is down and the air […]

Kids Love Mica

August 15, 2010 by  
Filed under AYS Thoughts, Blog

When I was young, finding a piece of mica was always a thrill.  It was like discovering a diamond to me. Of course, it was about the most common mineral around in my yard and I could find new samples almost daily if I really looked. That didn’t matter, though.  It was always a nice […]

Seeds

August 14, 2010 by  
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As you look around for things to explore with your young scientist, keep your eyes open for a chance to talk about how plants grow from seeds.

Mobius strip

August 8, 2010 by  
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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 to make a loop but wait a moment. Before you tape them, turn one end over (180 degrees) […]

Iceland’s Volcano

July 26, 2010 by  
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Not many of us get to see a volcano up close and in action. While this new eruption has caused all sorts of problems with air travel, it’s giving us a good look at the power inside our planet. Watch closely for ripples that spread out through the smoke (good one at 17 seconds!) These […]

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