**Experiment** Library

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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) […]

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 […]

Floating Static Bands

By doing this research, you could end up in the company of people like Ben Franklin, James Watt, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Then there […]

Huff and Puff Challenge

Putting an item into an empty soda bottle is a piece of cake. Just drop the object through the mouth of the bottle, right? Well, we […]

Impossible Egg Crush

Eggs are amazingly strong despite their reputation for being so fragile.  An egg can withstand nearly your entire strength as you try to squeeze it. […]

Dancing Spaghetti

Who taught these noodles to dance? Go on – gather up some pasta noodles, turn up the music, and get ready for an old-fashioned pasta […]

Magic Spheres - Science of Density

Science is not magic but magic definitely needs science. Say this to your friends, “Let’s make this metal ball bearing become a featherweight plastic sphere.” […]

Balancing Act - Cylinder Strength

If someone told you that they could balance a full-size text book on a piece of paper, you might call up the looney bin. That’s […]

Light Ice, Heavy Water

You know that materials have different densities. For a perfect, amazing example of how to demonstrate these different densities, check out our 9 Layer Density […]

Fortune Telling Fish

Are you searching for answers about your real personality? You know, the one you keep hidden from everyone? A simple plastic fish will reveal the deeper side of […]

Sink or Swim (Surface Tension)

There are times in science where changing one variable can be the difference between fire and smoke, conducting and insulating, and in this case, sinking […]

Smoking Bubbles - Dry Ice Science

We know that dry ice is incredibly fun to use in experiments – it’s because of the awesome fog you get when you combine the […]

Black Light Secret Message

Highlighters have a number of uses, from helping acknowledge important text to acting as brightly-colored markers in our favorite coloring book. Around Halloween, though, we’ve […]

Spinning Match - Table Trick

When you cautiously balance a matchstick on the rim of a coin that has also been precariously balanced onto another coin, it might sound like […]

Pendulum Stopper (Physics Magic)

While many magicians rely on the arts of deception or slight of hand to baffle their audience, we like to use principles of science to […]

Solar Oven S'mores

So many great things are synonymous with “summertime yummies!” We can’t think of a summer treat we enjoy quite as much as a s’more: warm, […]

Volcano in a Cup (Erupting Wax)

When you hear about a volcano erupting, what do you think is going on? If you’re like us, you think of red hot chunks of […]

Talking Cups

From the soulful crooning of an R&B singer to the deep roar of thunder, sounds are created by vibrations. So, if you’re looking to make […]

Blubber Glove

The animals of the Arctic and Antarctic circles spend their lives surviving subfreezing air temperatures and frigid water. Their secret is blubber, a thick layer […]