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Don't Miss Your Best Chance to Study Electrostatics

By Christy McGuire, ThrivingSTEM.com For those of us who live in the United States it is winter time right now.  Most people think about snow as the main scientific aspect of winter.  Some may even think about the increase in darkness. …
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Static Electricity - Hair-Raising Science

During the winter months, static electricity can build up and cause a shock when we touch a piece of metal or someone else. You can actually feel, see and hear the spark jump from your body or see it when you rub two cotton blankets together.…
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Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes Tour Visits Oklahoma City

Recently, I was at the Oklahoma Science Museum for a book signing and to present a science workshop to Oklahoma teachers. When I was in town, I also stopped by local news station KFOR to share some of my favorite science demonstrations. No matter…

50,000 volts of Electricity and a 3-Year-Old

My boys make guest appearances on TV with me occasionally, but this week I brought my 3-year-old nephew Cody to help demonstrate how people conduct electricity. If you've ever watched kids going down the slide at the park, you've seen static…

Fun Fly Stick Makes Floating Objects Easy

Static electricity demos are a staple in every science teacher's bag of tricks, but this science demo was different than anything I had ever seen. The Fun Fly Stick was first introduced in Europe and made it's way to the U.S. earlier this year.…