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Dancing Spaghetti - A Lesson in Density

Who knew noodles could dance? Head to the kitchen, grab a handful of pasta noodles along with a few other materials and get ready for a science pasta party. This is some kitchen science that will have you learning about volume and density in…

Floating Bowling Balls

Can a bowling ball float? The quick answer is "all heavy things sink." But not so fast...why does an aircraft carrier float but a penny sinks? Some bowling balls will float and others will sink. All regulation bowling balls are the same size.…

Seven-Layer Density Column: Stacking Liquids

Oil and water don’t mix. Everyone knows that. What is the scientific reason behind why don’t they mix? Answer: Oil and water don’t mix because of how their molecules are constructed. Water is what is known as a polar molecule. A water…
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Science Experiment Receives Lots of Feedback

A few weeks ago on my 9News segment I featured a Seven-Layer Density column. It's a colorful way to talk about density in the classroom. Well... we thought we had all of our facts straight, but when we inadvertently put in the experiment write-up…