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Dancing Dime Experiment and Video

In simple terms, the frozen glass bottle, dime, and hot water on it all try to achieve the ambient temperature of the room (i.e. the whole and neutral state). This causes a physical reaction of the dime dancing as the cooler air from the frozen bottle clashes with the warmer air from the water. Metal works well in this experiment because it heats and cools quickly. Continue reading

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Sea Shells Safety, Facts, and Collection

For many creatures, the home going where they go is part of their routine daily life.  They take their house everywhere they go, retreat into it during times of trouble, and only are free of it when either they outgrow their current house or they leave the mortal coil of this world.

Yes, dear Reader, I am talking about shells and the creatures that live in them.  Shells are more than pretty trinkets to pick up on the beach.  They are homes to many marine creatures.

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Dry Ice Experiment

Dry ice experiment?  Yes, this the the season where you may receive food packages in the mail packed with dry ice, like we did.  Our Thanksgiving cheesecake was packed in dry ice (and good thing we realized that quickly after opening the bag).  So, I immediately went to the Steve Spangler dry ice experiment page to see what experiment we might do, and found this one.  This is the one using warm water and a very few drops of soap.  The experiment is safe as long as the ice is not touched, and there are safety rules on the page.  Use tongs, use gloves (as demonstrated in the video) and be careful.  See more information at this link. Continue reading