By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Science experiments for children are designed to give the child physical examples or theories. They can help explain every day, common science issues. pH (the ability of molecules to attract hydrogen atoms) is far reaching in many common areas.When planting a garden the pH...
A guide to telescope mounts
By: Janette Waldron
A plethora of amateur and expert astronomers agree that telescopes are only as good as the tripods and mounts used to keep them stable. We all know that telescopes are used to magnify the sky and what actually sits in the sky, stars, moon and...
Explaining chemical reactions
By: Quentin Frere
We see and experience chemical reactions everyday, whether it is from the rust on your mailbox, cellular respiration, or having to start your car. A chemical reaction is the process of one or more atoms that are split apart and then recombined to create...
By: Ernest Capraro
Black lights are a fun discovery at any age, and find application for entertainment value as well as their uses in many different sciences. Putting black lights to use in the classroom is easy, and well worth the minimal investment. Descriptions of possible black light...
By: Mo Bruce
The biggest problem with stargazing in urban areas is light pollution. We are so used to the streetlights, floodlit stadiums, car parks and shopping malls, that we don’t notice this pollution until we stare upwards. Every bit of stray light radically drops the number...
Creative ways to teach the periodic table of elements
By: Eric Scerri
One creative way to teach the periodic table is to become better informed on the subject. In recent years the field of philosophy of chemistry has developed and has examined the nature of the periodic table in great detail. One of the central topics...
By: Varun S.Kumar
Shooting stars are often confused with stars. A shooting star is not actually a star, nor does it shoot. However, it is a wrong notion that has penetrated the mindset of people. Shooting stars are streaks of light, visible to the naked eye, which actually...
Finding the perfect gift for an astronomy fanatic
By: Deneice Arthurton
Choosing gifts can be either a pleasure or a nightmare. Often a good starting point, with those that are hard to choose for, is considering gifts that are related to an individual's hobbies and interests. These tend to be well received as they show some...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
A chemical equation is a mathematical representation of a chemical reaction. A well balanced chemical equation is exact. It has the actual numbers of the molecules or atoms that are involved in the reaction.Chemical equations are similar to recipes. If one mixes these two...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Most people have some degree of fascination with fire. Many find it relaxing to see the bright flames and enjoy the warmth. Others prefer to light sticks of fire and flick the flames. Some have a healthy fear of fire. However, build a campfire and...

 

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