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Behind the Scenes with Light and Color: 10 Great Demos
Behind the Scenes with Light and Color: 10 Great Demos

Featured Products Behind the Scenes with Light and Color Introduction Light and Spectrum is a common topic among all of the sciences. You will find a chapter devoted to it in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Therefore, enhancing your ability...

Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile
Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile

Featured Products Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile In the late 1700s, Italian scientist Luigi Galvani stumbled across one of the most important discoveries of all time. He found that frog legs would contract when some of the muscles...

Exploring Matter: Chemistry Demonstrations
Exploring Matter: Chemistry Demonstrations

Featured Products Exploring Matter: Chemistry Demonstrations In this issue of CoolStuff, we'll once again welcome guest author Patty Carlson. At New Trier High School, Patty is known for her ability to make chemistry come alive. Her flair for great demonstrations...

Chemistry: Gas Laws Smorgasborg
Chemistry: Gas Laws Smorgasborg

The activities that follow represent the exploratory phase of the learning cycle approach. These activities introduce students to the behavior of gases in different situations so that they may draw their own conclusions before being given formal instruction in gas...

Hands On Science Activities Part 3
Hands On Science Activities Part 3

Pop-can calorimeter Take an empty can. It needs to still have its ring. Fill the can about 1/3 full with water. Pull the ring up so that it is vertical. Put a glass rod or similar through the ring and...