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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 […]

The Science of Food: Emulsions on your Salad!
April 29, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Emulsion Repulsion: Science on your Salad! A simple way to explain an emulsion is as a suspension of two liquids within each other that normally would not mix (like oil and water).  Picture a cup with vinegar.  If you pour oil into the vinegar, the oil will float on top of the vinegar because it is […]

High Fashion: Hot Wax Batik
February 3, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Recently, teachers had a great time at the Museum participating in fun fashion projects during our ExxonMobil Teacher Training called High Fashion.  Try out this activity from the class.  Have fun and be careful!  Hot Wax Batik photo credit: filtran Materials: Adult helper Soap kettle Paraffin wax Iron – be careful to protect it from […]

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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