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How To: Create a color explosion with this cool science experiement

Soap is an incredible thing and this how-to shows some of its incredible qualities. You'll need a plate, some whole mile, some food coloring, some Q-tips and some dish detergent. It's an explosion of color! Some very unusual things happen when you mix a little milk, food coloring, and a drop of liquid soap. Use the experiment to amaze your friends and uncover the scientific secrets of soap.

How To: Make a Double Heart-Shaped Homopolar Motor: The Valentine's Day Gift of Science!

Homopolar motors tend to be typecast as simplistic in nature, and that's true for the most part. The bare minimum requirements are a battery, conductor, and magnetic field, but when it comes to Valentine's Day, they're nothing short of complex.

How To: Explore Bernoulli's Principle with this simple home science trick

Bernoulli's Principle states that when an incompressible fluid moves through different sizes of tube, the fluid's speed changes. This simple do it yourself science experiment presented by Mr. G shows this plain and simple.

How To: Use dry ice for cool science tricks, including making acid and freezing stuff

If you ever had a cool high school chemistry teacher, they probably demonstrated for you how dry ice can freeze everyday objects. But oh, it can do so much more and freeze so many more interesting things. This video will show you some fun dry ice tricks you can do, from making water acidic to freezing pure alcohol to making tomatoes so hard you can smash them with a hammer.

How To: Perform 10 awesome science magic party tricks

The best part of science class for many was the awesome demonstrations and experiments teachers use to demonstrate scientific principles. This video will teach you how to capture some of that magic by performing ten awesome science party / magic tricks, like relighting a match with smoke and rolling a can around on it's rim.

How To: Explore Density, Viscosity & Miscibility with a Colorful Layered Liquid Science Experiment

Ever wonder why Jupiter has those colored bands across its surface? Jupiter's enormous mass is made from an array of different liquids, and those fluids do not play well together because of their different makeup. All of the hydrogen- and helium-based fluids are thought not to be miscible, which means that they aren't homogeneous in nature, resulting in strikingly beautiful bands across the planet's surface. But what about viscosity and how that correlates to the development of planets? What ...

How To: Perform three cool science experiments

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to perform three cool science experiments with Dr. Lithium. Follow the vid and you'll now have more than one example of an investigatory project!

How To: Build a Simple Paper Bridge as a Science Experiment

Every day we pass bridges, whether it's a foot bridge, a highway overpass, a span over water, or a viaduct over a valley. We pass on these structures without even thinking of the engineering genius that went into their design and construction, let alone the science behind their strength.

How To: Perform a superheated steam science experiment

This is a cool experiment that shows what happens when we superheat steam. Wath as we move beyond a gas to something else! Steve Spangler is the science man and he'll turn you on to something cool. We usually think of water as a substance used to put out fires... but what happens when water turns to steam and that steam gets superheated? Watch in amazement as the steam created in the experiment is used to create - not extinguish - fire!

How To: Do three balloon science experiments

This video describes how to perform a three balloon science experiment which is a good way for children to learn scientific principles and could make a good science project for school. In this video one will learn key elements of each project and the logic behind the fun. For example in the first experiment one learns about air pressure and how changes from hot to cold cause amazing effects. Overall this video is simple and useful for anyone who would like to teach, entertain or help children...

How To: Find chemicals for science experiments

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to find chemicals for science experiments with Dr. Lithium.

How To: Make Soap Out of Guava Leaf Extract for a Science Investigatory Project

Unless you're a high-schooler building a nuclear fusion reactor, the hardest part of a science investigatory project often is coming up with a good idea. You want it to be cool yet feasible, novel but still useful.

How To: Create a plankton science model

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a plankton science model. You will first need a clear bucket with water, modeling clay, toothpicks, sponge, beads, buttons, pipe cleaners, Styrofoam peanuts, and more. To make the plankton, you will first take the peanut and stick a toothpick into it. Then, add a paperclip on top of that to give it some weight. Drop it into the water and see if it floats or sinks. Add some more weight to it to see how much weight it takes to sink it to the bottom. Have...

How To: Study planetary bulge with a science experiment

It is a well known fact that due to the rotation of the Earth about its own axis has a bulging effect on the equator and a slight flattening effect at the poles. This experiment tries the reproduce the same effect using simple materials.

How To: Do a science trick demonstrating surface tension with pepper, soap, and water

Surface tension is one of the coolest things about water. Without it, there would be no waterskiing, and that would be a sad world. This video will show you how to do a cool science magic trick with pepper, soap, and water that demonstrates surface tension. All you do is scatter the pepper on the surface of the water, then dab your finger with dishsoap and touch it to the water. You finger will appear to repel the pepper as the soap disturbs the surface tension of the water. Cool little trick...

How To: Do a science experiment with dry ice

In this tutorial, Science Bob shows us how to do a science experiment with dry ice. First, take a block of dry ice and place a quarter on top of it. Make sure you are using rubber gloves when you do this, it's dangerous to touch gloves with your bare hands. When you press the quarter down, it will cause it to vibrate very quickly. You can put any type of metal on top of the dry ice and it will make different noises. This is only one of the many things you can do with dry ice. You can also use...

How To: Do a jumping flame science experiment

This nifty little science experiment is sure to be one that will not only educate, but entertain as well. This tutorial shows you how to do a jumping flame experiment using nothing more than a candle, a flame, and some smoke to help the flame travel. It's perfect for those young and old and is easy to perform. Enjoy!

How To: Make a Crazy Foam Explosion Science Experiment

Check out this video to see our Fantastic Foamy Fountain in action. The experiment uses Hydrogen peroxide and dry yeast. Hydrogen peroxide is similar to water but has an extra oxygen atom. This makes it more dangerous, and only adults should handle the hydrogen peroxide.

How To: Perform the science experiment "Kool Colors"

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the experiment "Kool Colors." From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", this is an activity using Kool-Aid as a reactant. The experiment measures the reaction rate of Kook-Aid with steel wool. Perform the Kool Colors science experiment by following the simple step by step outlined in this science tutorial video.

How To: Perform the science experiment "Dye Detective"

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the experiment "Dye Detective." From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", this is an activity exploring ink colors. Learn how to perform the Dye Detective experiment by following the simple step by step instructions outlined in this science tutorial video!

How To: Perform the science experiment "Odors Aloft"

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the experiment "Odors Aloft." From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", this is an activity exploring scents. It's a good introduction to atoms and molecules, especially for little kids. Perform the experiment Odor's Aloft by following the simple step by step instructions in this science tutorial video!

How To: Perform the science experiment "Of Cabbages and Kings"

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the experiment "Of Cabbages and Kings." From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", learn about this chemical reaction featuring cabbage juice. This is a great experiment for your students to perform. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this video and do the "Of Cabbages and Kings" science experiment.

How To: Perform the "Lost Labels" science experiment

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the "Lost Labels" experiment. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", this is an activity about identifying mystery chemicals. You have an array of unknown powders in miscellaneous jars, and the idea is to try to have your students figure out what are all these mysterious white powders. Learn how to perform the Lost Labels science experiment by followi...

How To: Buy lab chemicals for home science experiements

If you're looking to get your hands on some chemicals for your home science experiments, this video is for you. The home scientist will find this sourcing guide helpful when putting together their home lab. Don't think you can't get the chemicals you want, you can!

How To: Bend a stream of water with this home science experiment

In this rapid fire video, Mr. G introduces us to the idea of atoms, static electricity, and opposing charges. We've all seen a balloon pick up static electricity from a wool sweater and stick to a wall, but watch how the same charged balloon can bend water! For this experiment you'll need a balloon, a wool sweater and a running tap.

How To: Generate a cloud with Ivory soap with a simple home-science project

This free video science lesson from YouTube's Mindpaint demonstrates a simple technique for creating a soap cloud. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment yourself, watch this home-science how-to.

How To: Make a tornado in a bottle with a simple home science experiment

This free video science lesson from YouTube's Mindpaint demonstrates a simple technique for creating a tornado within a soda bottle. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment yourself, watch this home-science how-to.

How To: Prove that water molecules are polar with a home-science experiment

This free video science lesson from Jefferson Lab demonstrates a simple technique for demonstrating the polarity of the water molecules. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment yourself, watch this home-science how-to.

How To: Extract your own DNA with a simple home science project

This free video science lesson from YouTube's bionerd23 demonstrates a simple technique for extracting one's own DNA. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment yourself, watch this home-science how-to.

How To: Compare buoyancy and density in a science experiment

This science video explains the relationship between buoyancy and density using hot air balloons, fish and cruise ships as examples of objects using buoyant force. This video tutorial also includes instructions for calculating the density of a rectangular prism and a liquid. If you like science experiments, you can't miss this one.

How To: Perform the science experiment "DNA Extraction"

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the DNA Extration experiment. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", this video shows you how to extract DNA from different organisms. Perform this experiment by following the simple step by step instructions outlined in this tutorial.

How To: Perform the science experiment "Matter of Degree"

Check out this instructional science video that demonstrates how to perform the experiment "Matter of Degree." From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's teacher curriculum, "No Hassle Messy Science with a Wow", these are chemical reactions that result in changing temperatures. Follow the step by step instructions to witness a temperature change. The "Matter of Degree" is a great experiment for students to perform.

How To: Understand what science & why it's important

Chris tells us how to understand what science is and why it's important. If you didn't have science, you wouldn't have any technology! This includes televisions, cell phones, portable devices, and everything else that science relies on. Basically we would be living like we were in the stone age again! Science impacts so many different parts of our lives, and although it's not all the same type of science, it all matters. Take a few minutes to think about what life would be like without having...

How To: Weigh something you can't see with this cool science trick

With this cool science trick by Mr. G, learn how to weigh something you can't even see! Using a stick, some string and two balloons, you can see in your very own home that air, invisible as it is, has weight. This is a good example to show atmospheric pressure.

How To: Repel pepper with your finger in a science experiment

This experiment is very easy and inexpensive. It can be done at home. You will need a bowl, some water, some pepper, and some soap. You can use your finger to repel pepper, to the sides of the bowl. Simple, but fun.

How To: Do the Kaye effect science experiment

Check out how to demonstrate the Kaye effect using shampoo and lanyard with this tutorial. On dribbling shampoo from a small height above a pool of the same shampoo below, every now and then liquid lanyards of shampoo leap forth in a behavior referred to as the Kaye effect. Such behavior is characteristic of a viscoelastic fluid. This is a great science experiment to do with your kids. Watch this how to video and you will be able to create the Kaye effect at home.

How To: Do the Weissenberg effect science experiment

When a rod mounted in a hand drill is dipped into a liquid and rotated, for certain non-Newtonian fluids the liquid will climb the rod - sometimes to quite spectacular heights.

How To: Do the Coanda effect science experiment

Check out this simple experiment using running water from a tap, and air blown through a straw, as it flows over the back of a vertically hanging plastic teaspoon are used to demonstrate the Coanda effect. Here the attachment of the back of the teaspoon to the flowing stream of fluid (air or water in this case) is what is referred to as the Coanda effect. Watch this how to video and you will be able to create the Coanda effect with your kids at home.

How To: Do the liquid rope coil effect science experiment

Check out this cool video where you will learn how to create the liquid rope coil effect. Honey is dribbled off the end of a chopstick into a pot below. As the falling stream stikes the pool of honey below, it turns itself into tight circular coils which rapidly begin to pile one on top of the other. A growing column of liquid coils of rope begin to emerge from above the surface of the honey in the pot in an effect referred to as the liquid rope-coil effect.

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