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Soda Can Shake-Up

In some circles, it’s considered bad manners to shake a can of soda just before giving it to a thirsty friend. The unexpected w-h-o-o-s-h of soda […]

Sharpie Pen Color Science

We did some research and found out there’s a fun, easy, and quick way to create tie dye patterns in an instant using markers. It’s […]

Windbags - Explore Bernoulli's Principle

The challenge: How many breaths of air will it take you to fill a plastic bag that’s 8’ (2 m) long and 10” (25 cm) […]

Do Not Open Bottle

When you receive a package that says “DO NOT OPEN!” what do you want to do? Open it! It’s just human nature. Try this tempting […]

Why Does the Water Rise?

Watch closely and use everything you know about air pressure differences to explain the mystery of the rising water. Look for clues that explain why […]

Heavy Paper-Exploring the Power of Air

Everyday you feel it but you don’t even know it’s pressing on you. You walk with it, you run with it, you sleep under it, […]

Bubbling Blob - Lava Lamp

Learn how to make a wave bottle using oil, water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble, and erupt.

Is Black Really Black? - Color Chromatography

What color is black? Some people answer with a simple “black,” while others respond with something like “black is the absence of all color.” If […]

Flame Light Relight - Science Magic

There’s a lot of chemistry behind the simple lighting or extinguishing of a flame. Would you believe us if we told you that you could […]

Balloon Skewer

Some things in this world just don’t mix—dogs and cats, oil and water, needles and balloons. Everyone knows that a balloon’s worst fear is a […]

Screaming Balloon

Here’s an easy-to-do experiment using only a balloon and a hex nut from the hardware store. Be sure to buy enough supplies for all of […]

Marshmallow Masher

Marshmallows are a tasty, fluffy staple of summertime s’mores, campouts, and backyard barbecues. There really isn’t very much to them, either. The scientific way to see […]

Balloon in a Bottle

Some things look so easy until you try them. Case in point… how hard would it be to inflate a balloon in a plastic soda […]

Colorful Convection Currents

Cool, crisp, clean mountain air has long been an important reason why people move to Colorado, USA. Unfortunately, the air in the city of Denver […]

Homemade Ice Cream

The Roman emperor, Nero, is credited as the first person to have a type of ice cream made for his meals. Snow was used to […]

Bouncing Bubble

With the Bouncing Bubble, that little puff of air trapped in a thin soap film will bounce. What?!?! It’s true! These bubbles are formulated to […]

Money in a Blender - A Cash Smoothie

It’s true . . . some money is magnetic. Vending machines will sound an alarm if an ordinary piece of paper is inserted into the […]

Soap Soufflé

Ivory soap . . . it’s the soap that floats. But why? discover the secret behind this floating sensation by cooking the whole bar of […]

Magnetic Money

It’s true, money is magnetic! You’ll need to get your hands on a super strong neodymium magnet to uncover an amazing secret.

How to Make Slime - Elmer's Glue Recipes

Expert slime makers agree that Elmer’s glue makes the best DIY slime. However, there are some tricky variations that can turn your slime from just […]

Growing Bacteria in Petri Dishes

This activity will prove that Mom was right… “Wash your hands with soap and warm water!” A Petri dish prepared with nutrient agar (a seaweed […]

Salt and Marble Mystery

Finding the toy surprise in your favorite breakfast cereal is never easy. Most of the time you’re forced to dig through the cereal or dump […]

The Leakproof Bag

Who would have ever thought that a plastic bag, some water, and a few pencils would have adults screaming with fear? learn how to poke […]

Goldenrod Paper Message

The term goldenrod is typically used to describe a color of paper – golden yellow. However, our goldenrod paper contains a special dye that turns […]