Friday, May 26, 2017

Our Small Planet

July 24, 2010 by  
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You can usually use Ctrl+ and Ctrl- to zoom in and out. While I’m sure you’ve looked at a globe before, you may not have really thought about the world we live on. So, take a good look as it spins for us below and let’s really think about it. The first thing that may […]

The Invisible Force of Magnets

July 5, 2010 by  
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Magnets are very cool.  Put them together one way and they’ll stick.  Turn one around and they’ll push apart. But did you ever really play with two strong magnets and think about it? Get two strong magnets.  Some Radio Shack and hardware stores have nice ones that are about an inch wide, two inches long, […]

The View From Space

July 2, 2010 by  
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It’s not until we get high above the Earth that we see how small and very precious our world really is. We live on the surface of the Earth, with our deepest digging and drilling only scratching the surface. There’s just a thin film of air to let us breath and, at the same time, […]

The Colors of the Rainbow

June 30, 2010 by  
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When light goes through glass at an angle, it spreads out into all the colors of the rainbow. You can do this easily at home yourself with a glass of water and a sunny window. In front of a window where the sun is shining, place a clear glass of water on the edge of […]

Static Electricity is Cool

June 26, 2010 by  
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This most excellent hairdo is thanks to thousands of volts of static electricity! Not to worry, it’s harmless.  Well, almost harmless as it can give you a pretty good good snap!   🙂 Did you ever get out of the car in the winter and get a shock? Yep!  That’s static electricity. In future posts, […]

Cool Chemistry

June 22, 2010 by  
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The beakers and flasks we use in chemistry always look so… cool! But they have those shapes for a reason. The tall cylinders have markings to measure exact amounts of liquid. The triangle-shaped flask allows you to hold the top and swirl the liquids together without spilling them out the top. Beakers, with their straight […]