Carbon-14: An amazing tool to estimate the age of all living things

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Carbon-14 is used for radio carbon dating. Carbon 14 is a radioactive isotope of carbon with an atomic nucleus containing 6 protons and 8 neutrons. It’s presence in organic materials is the basis of the radio carbon dating method pioneered by Will Libbey and his colleagues to estimate the age of something after it died. […]

The Truth: Does Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water?

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Have you ever experienced opening up your fridge to get some ice cubes for your drink but were welcomed with empty trays instead? It’s kind of frustrating, right? But did you know there’s a simple and quite effective way to make ice cubes quickly? And that is to use hot water instead of cold! Yes, […]

Do Black/Dark Colors Gather More Heat (Experiment)?

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MATERIALS: 2 cans Black paint White paint Painting brush Water Thermometer ORDER OF ACTIONS:  Paint one of the cans black, and the other one white. Fill the cans with water and record the temperature of both cans. Leave the cans in sun for about 1 hour. Measure the temperature in each can. RESULTS The water […]

Marie Curie – Part 1

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Marie Curie was a chemist. She discovered two elements – 1. Radium, 2. Polonium. She was the only woman who was awarded 2 Nobel prizes. She was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867. She died in 1934. Being a girl, she faced difficulties studying in Poland. So she moved to France. There she met Pierre […]

How to Make Polymers (Slime)?

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This experiment is about polymers and we will make slime to create one. Polymers are formed from long chains of molecules that keep repeating themselves. Here is an example of a polymer with repeating molecules connected together. Slime is also a polymer. Materials: Deep bowl White glue  Shaving cream Food color Spoon Hand wash Experiment: […]

pH Examples

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The normal pH of soap is between 7 to 10 Ph. The normal pH of saliva is between 2 to 7.6 Ph. The normal pH of water is between 5 and 8.5 Ph on a scale of 0 to 14. The normal pH of the mucus in our stomach is between 1 to 2. The […]

How To Be a Whiz at Math and Science

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Being good, or even great at math and science is not difficult. Follow along as I explain the secrets to mastering what many believe are some of the most difficult school subjects. Does even hearing the word “Algebra” make you feel nervous? When someone mentions chemistry or physics, do you start feeling faint? Do you […]