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Science in the Rockies Day 2

We are settling into our routine and getting to know the amazing teachers from across the country and world who have traveled to Denver to learn how to bring more science into their classrooms. Day 1 of Science in the Rockies was too fun. …
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The Secret to Releasing the Genie in the Bottle

The Genie in the Bottle experiment is a special effects secret used by the movie industry. It's not really a secret, it's science. **This experiment is not intended to do at home. Your chemistry teacher is a great resource to demonstrate…

Earth's Sunset is Spectacular but Not Rare from Space

This amazing photo of the sunset over the Indian Ocean comes from NASA and the Earth Observatory. The picture was taken by the Expedition 23 crew onboard the International Space Station. None of us on Earth will ever be able to witness a sunset…

How to Make Your Own Vuvuzela Sound and Annoy Everyone in Less Than 30 Seconds

The sound might be new to you, but it's just background noise to the fans who enjoy World Cup soccer. The vuvuzela is a stadium horn that comes from South Africa. Fans blow the horn during soccer (football) matches to cheer on their team.…
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Curious Jane Science Detectives Find the Fun in Learning

Curious Jane Camps are powered by girls. Or maybe they just run on girl power. Founder Samantha Razook Murphy, launched the all-girls camps last summer to encourage girls to explore the world around them. The camps are available in Manhattan…
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Science of Leadership - Using 2,000 Ping Pong Balls to Blast Kids to Middle School

My oldest son wanted to know if I would come to school on the last day and do a really cool science experiment. Let's see... hmmm... a legitimate excuse to make a kaboom in front of 130 screaming 5th graders? I'm in. But as I started to think…
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Take the Kids Outside for the Great American Backyard Campout

Pack the tent, the cooler and the bug spray and take the kids out for the Great American Backyard Campout on June 26th. The campout, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. The location of your campsite isn't as…
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New Bubble Exhibit Encourages Engaging in Science

Everyone knows I love bubbles. But then again, who doesn’t love blowing and popping bubbles? For those who love bubbles, a new exhibit at the Denver Children’s Museum is for you.  The hands-on Bubbles Playscape is for guests of all ages.…

Alka-Seltzer and Water in Microgravity - Amazing Results!

We all know what happens when water mixes with Alka-Seltzer in a film canister… the build up of carbon dioxide bubbles is powerful enough to pop the cap. But what would happen if there was no film canister and the Alka-Seltzer and water mixed…

My High School Chemistry Videos Never Looked Like This! Chemistry Parties Are So Reactive

I remember having to sit through my fair share of horrible chemistry videos in high school. I must say this is a much better way to learn about the noble gases, but I'm not sure which version I like better. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBCmt_pJTRA[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a45dXztokZM[/youtube]