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A Science Project That Could Change the World

By Contributor Scott Yates It’s true that not everyone is a fan of science fair projects. But what if students could be involved in a project that directly affects them and their families? What if they could help prove that a governmental…

Candy Cane Experiment Goes Wrong

We like to think our science experiments will all be rousing successes, and in a way, they always are. We like to think our hypothesis will always be correct, and in that same way, it always is. When an experiment goes wrong, or doesn't…
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Glowing Snow Monsters

JoAnna Cobb is a math teacher in southern Indiana by day, but by night, she creates glowing snow monsters! Mrs. Cobb is an excellent teacher who likes to make her math classes as interesting as possible - she's been known to use some…

What Is Dry Ice?

It's time to make bubbling potions, burping bubbles and low lying fog. The main ingredient in all of these concoctions (besides warm water) is dry ice. We receive a lot of calls and emails from our customers looking for more information on…

How to Make the Perfect Leprechaun Trap

You can try to trap those pesky little mischief makers, but they always seem to get away. Jack, my son and leprechaun hunter, came home from school several weeks ago with a mission: create a leprechaun trap. From the very start, he wanted…
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Science Questions Lead to Discovery

We receive a lot of emails and questions as science fair projects near their deadline. Many parents and their children are looking for answers to their science questions. Some give up the quest and take on an easier project. Others, like this…
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Test the Power of Sunscreen with UV Color Changing Beads

Mom always warned you to never look at the sun, but what are you to do when your teacher encourages it? Don't worry... the kids are in the capable hands of Solar Science expert and teacher, Jim Stryder. I recently met up with Jim at the Western…