fun-experiments

fun experiments

Crystals are Cool: Making Rock Candy
January 25, 2010 · 3 Comments

photo credit: biggertree There are so many different kinds of crystals all around us, but just what are they anyway? Put simply, a crystal is a grouping of molecules or atoms that is organized in a specific way.  Every crystal has a unique shape and properties that make it recognizable.  In today’s experiment, we will […]

Super Cool Surface Tension
March 17, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: shioshvili Did you know that water is sticky?  It may not look sticky, but water molecules love to stick together.  Water molecules pull and tug on each other from all directions. Look at a glass of water. A special stretchy “skin” forms at the top of a glass of water because the molecules […]

Sharky-Locks and the Three Gummi Bears
October 10, 2008 · 1 Comment

Need another excuse to buy candy this October?  Like cheap entertainment? Of course you do! How about some do-it-yourself grow-animals? For a buck or two, you can have a hundred edible expanding critters of your very own. You need a few gummi bears or other gummi snacks (I grant you they are of questionable nutritional […]



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