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29March

Hands-On Wednesday

Balancing Ball

We all know that hair dryers are great to use after a shower, but today you will discover that they can also come in handy if you want to perform a neat science trick! In this “science snack” from the Exploratorium, you will see how air pressure impacts a ping pong ball that is balanced in an airstream from a hair dryer. Once you’ve mastered this you can even try it on a larger scale with a vacuum hose and beach ball!



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22March

Hands-On Wednesday

How Fold Mountains are Made

Have you ever looked at a mountain and wondered how it got so tall? If those mountains you were looking at were a part of the Rockies, Alps, Himalayas, or Andes, chances are that they were a fold mountain. In this investigation, you will create a model that will show exactly how these fold mountains are created. Grab some beach towels and check it out!

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15March

Hands-On Wednesday

How Liquids Impact a Magnet

You may know that a magnet will attract paperclips, but do you know what happens if you place those paperclips in a liquid? In this experiment, investigate how different liquids affect the attraction of paperclips to the magnet. Before you perform your test, try out your hypothesizing skills - can you predict which liquid will impact the paperclips the most?

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08March

Hands-On Wednesday

Sound Wave Spoons

Turn your kitchen drawers into a musical experience in this simple experiment. Using just yarn, metal utensils and your ears, see how the sound waves change from utensil to utensil. Can you find a correlation between the pitches emitted and the size of your utensils?

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