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Teaching Student Leadership Lessons Through Needles and Piercings

Stand back and watch as I pull a needle through a balloon without popping it. This trick is a magicians' favorite. They can mystify an audience by putting a needle through a balloon and pulling through a ribbon without popping it. The demonstration…
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Skewer Through the Balloon Experiment Surprises Weathercaster

For this experiment, we traded fire extinguishers, exploding toothpaste and liquid nitrogen for balloons and cooking skewers...not an explosive experiment at all. Then why was Becky Ditchfield so nervous? It's so simple. Blow up a balloon…

Dr. Science Mom Lights Up the Lab with After School Learning

Karen Engates, otherwise known as Dr. Science Mom, runs a science camp after school program in Texas. She is a mother with a Ph.D. She mainly works with grades kindergarten to third, exploring science. In Texas, grades 4 and 5 have regular…