Non-Newtonian Inexpensive Fun

Non-Newtonian fluids are an aspect of science that is simple, interesting, and a lot of fun.  Non-Newtonian fluid experiments are also inexpensive; there are only two ingredients and both are probably already in your pantry. There are so…
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Color Changing Flowers

Steve Spangler has admitted that most plants have a drinking problem, so I thought I'd see for myself if that was true. I experimented with capillary action and color changing flowers. I started out with four clear vases.  I didn't have…
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The Science of Cupcakes

I wonder sometimes if people realize the incredible wonder of everyday science. . . . .  things we do every day, things we see, things we touch, things we eat. . . . you know, like cupcakes. Cupcakes are science.  Without science there…
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How to Make a Button Lamp

Being pretty much buried in snow these past few weeks has made me think about Laura Ingalls Wilder's "The Long Winter." While we are not experiencing bone-wrenching cold and eave-deep snow from October to April as history shows that the…