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Growing Upside Down Tomatoes

Want to plant some tomatoes, upside down? It's easy using our Water Jelly Crystals - a special superabsorbent polymer that absorbs about 150 times its weight in water and releases it to the plant. Over the years, we've used Water Jelly Crystals…
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Experiment of the Week Goes To Hong Kong

Suzi Wong Swint bought a heating pad in Hong Kong and realized, when she got it home, that the instructions were in Chinese! Fortunately, she remembered what to do to activate the gel and heat the pad, thanks to the Experiment of the Week. “Thanks…
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Alex... Astronomy and Music For $200

Someday you might be invited to compete on Jepoardy and you'll thank our trust blog contributors for this nerdy information. Did you know that a musician named Gustav Holst was so fascinated by astronomy that he wrote several pieces of classical…
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A Hoosier Win at the Science Fair!

Brandt Callahan and Jackson Bartlett, who go to Parkview Intermediate School in Bedford, Indiana, took the Experiment of the Week and won FIRST PRIZE in the third grade division of the Science Fair! In fact, Brandt and Jackson…

The Winning Bee is...

The winning honeybee is number 5! And yes... I'm in disguise... as a honeybee. There are those people in our office who say it looks just like me... if I were a honeybee. The only thing the bee would have to do is to drink five cups of coffee,…
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What's Happening To The Honeybees?

Honeybees do a lot more than make honey! For thousands of years, honeybees have been important for honey, yes, but mostly for the incredible job they do of pollinating flowers and crops. Without the honeybees, there would be no more flowers.…
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Cookie Magazine Loves Science

It's not the first time the editor of Cookie Magazine wanted to get their hands dirty. Over the past year, we've been honored to get requests from several of the magazine's editors wanting to find ways to make learning fun. You can see from…
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The Deep Voice Gas - Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6)

It was fun to see David Willey on The Tonight Show this evening doing some nice variations on the classic sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) demo. This is the inert gas that is six times heavier than the air we breath. If you breath in helium (six times…

Clever Idea for a Baby Soda Bottle - Teacher Turns Plastic Test Tubes into a Solar Oven

Lots of people come up with clever uses for our large, plastic test tubes called Baby Soda Bottles. Todd Blackman at the Franklin County Public Electrical Utility District #1 in Pasco, Washington shared this idea for turning a Baby Soda Bottle…