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Density and Alchohol
September 17, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Density is an important concept to understand when you are trying to figure out if something will float or sink, but it can also affect the gas in our atmosphere and even liquids in mixed drinks! Layered drinks look very impressive, but it’s really simple science that makes it all possible. The layers are able […]

Science Starts with density and distance
May 8, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

A rousing game of “Will it Float?” occasionally played on The Late Show with David Letterman was really just an impressively popular density guessing game. In our recently added Science Start Outreach Program, Discovering Density, we play a similar game, predicting and testing to see what happens when you toss things into a tank of […]

Chemistry Demonstrations: This Eureka Moment is brought to you by HMNS Volunteers
August 4, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: Today’s post was written by Tom Szlucha, a volunteer docent here at the Museum. “EUREKA!” In his excitement, Archimedes runs down the street, naked and dripping wet from his bath. In this legend, he makes a discovery as he immerses himself in the bathtub and notices the water rise.  It is this observation […]

Get your hands on science!
April 26, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Terrence McGovern, a volunteer here at HMNS, does several chemistry shows a week to help teach the basics to our visitors. His show, geared towards both kids and adults, is a great way to see science in action. Terrence explains the principles of density, acids and bases, and polymers in a way that makes it […]



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