In this science experiment we will mix molecules to make a glitter globe (i.e. a “snow globe”). We will combine rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil, and a few other tiny, shiny things to make a cool science toy.
Even though we usually think of water as running downhill, it can indeed flow upwards using a process called capillary action. This is the very scientific principle that explains how water goes from the soil upwards into the stem of plants.
The air pressure around us affects our weather. Notice how your weatherman always mentions various pressure systems (low-pressure system, high-pressure system, etc.) and how they will affect tomorrow’s weather. In this experiment, we will create a tool that lets you gauge the pressure of the air around you.
In this science experiment, you can learn about the mechanics of a tornado and how it forms by safely recreating one at home. With a few simple materials, you can simulate a miniature version of a tornado – without the risk of harming yourself or anyone around you!
In addition to figuring out who did it, police have to figure out how they did it. And to do that, they often use a technique called blood spatter (not “splatter”) analysis.
Lava lamps were immensely popular in the 1970’s. For some reason, your parents thought it was very fun to sit there and watch colorful liquid in a bottle swirl aimlessly around. They probably even chanted “Oh wow, the colors, the colors.
Make your own silly putty or green slime and then take a dab of green slime and wipe under your nose. Then tell Mom you’re not feeling well. Or take the brown silly putty and place a lump on Dad’s chair right before he sits down. When he stands up make a scrunched up face…
Why does the oil float on the water rather than mixing with it? This experiment will take some of the mystery out of this phenomenon.
In this experiment we will build a real working volcano. After mixing just the right amount of ingredients together, we’ll add the final item to make our volcano ‘blow its top’ spewing red lava down the sides. Yes, this is the famous “Baking Soda Volcano” experiment – found exclusively at Geek Slop (and on the…
So, you don’t want to be a kid and instead want to be an elephant because you’ve been told elephants never have to brush their teeth? Well, we have news for you – there’s a lot more differences between kids and elephants than just their teeth.