By: Mandy Donoghue
Chemistry is an integral part of our life from our food to our body and nature. Even though safe products are typically used with elementary students, safety should still be stressed. Projects commonly done with elementary school students include Make a Volcano, Guess the Type...
By: Tim StS
Nothing captures a child's imagination like combining two substances that when apart seem boring and plain, yet create a reaction when put together.Nothing, however, is more frustrating to them than having to watch their teacher handle all the materials leaving them only able to...
By: Anne StClair
Middle school students are at a perfect age for beginning a more in-depth study of astronomy. Here are a few suggestions for projects for middle school students.1. Get them excited using Google Sky.Kids love to be online these days, so here's an online...
By: Norman Lafave
The secret to electric currents is metallic bonding, a property found at the microstructure level of a conductor. Metals take their properties from the way metallic atoms are joined to their neighbors. Metal atoms have extra electrons that they need to shed to satisfy the...
By: Rob Drew
The best way to find out if there is life on other planets is to go looking for it. This is an important motivation behind JPL's Mars Rover missions. Another way is to listen for inter-stellar radio broadcasts, like the SETI project does. A third...
By: Steve Lussing
Perhaps the most important contribution Einstein made to our understanding of the nature of reality was the explanation of the relationship that matter has with energy. He expressed this with the equation E=mc^2, or, the amount of energy represented by a given amount of matter...
By: Scott Hayden
Travelling through space presents formidable physical and psychological challenges. In light of the Columbia disaster that claimed the lives of all seven crew members in 2003, it's clear that up to the point of the accident NASA had been starved of money for several years...
By: Robert Williscroft
A radioisotope thermoelectric generator, RTG for short, is a small, very long lasting power source - an outgrowth of the nuclear power program. About the size of a thermos bottle, it can supply useful power for very long periods of time. Because it has no...
By: Sandra Douglas
Kids dream about moon and stars and exploring distant planets. These simple experiments use easy to find materials you might already have around the house and are a great way to introduce your kids to the concepts surrounding the sun, moon, and earth. FOLLOW THE...
By: Sandra Douglas
Astronomy is one of those branches of science that is exciting to study. Every time we look up into the night sky and dream about the stars or look at a picture of a crater and wonder how it got there, we are learning about...

 

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