Wintry Science

Wintry Science

Feb 27, 2014 | No Comments

Tweet Wintry Science Here’s a seasonally related temperature experiment exploring what happens when we freeze oil & water You will need: a clear plastic container, water, cooking oil food colouring (optional), use of a freezer.   Instructions 1. Pour some water into the clear plastic container. You can add some blue or green food colouring [...]

Ketchup Volcano!

Ketchup Volcano!

Feb 25, 2014 | No Comments

Tweet Ketchup Volcano! ( A longer-lasting volcano with ‘Natural Orange-Red Nontoxic Lava’ !) The acetic acid in ketchup reacts with baking soda to produce an extra-special type of lava for a chemical volcano. This non-toxic volcano recipe is sure to please! You will need: Small container (we used an empty travel-size bottle.) Volcano (You can [...]

Blue Sky – Red Sunset

Blue Sky – Red Sunset

Feb 20, 2014 | No Comments

Tweet Whenever it’s not completely filled with clouds, we can see that the sky is blue. As our world turns the sun rises and sets, and as it sets it looks red. These two observations are related. You will need: A torch a transparent container with flat parallel sides (a 10-litre [2½- gallon] aquarium is [...]

Watery Lenses

Watery Lenses

Feb 18, 2014 | No Comments

Tweet How to Make a Water Drop Magnifier You Will Need Styrofoam or polystyrene plate Cling Film Tape Scissors Eye dropper (optional) Bowl or container Small objects: blades of grass, flowers, coins, stamps, beetle, ant, fly etc Water   Instructions Cut a hole out of the middle of the plate – about the size of [...]