5 Things You Need to Know About the Higgs Boson

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1. The Higgs Boson Explains Why Particles of Matter Have Mass All matter is made up a few different fundamental building blocks called fermions. Fermions are kind of like LEGO blocks. You can connect the fermions in different ways to create larger particles. Each fermion has a different mass even … Continue Reading

How to Grow a Pineapple Plant

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Did you know you can grow a pineapple plant from the top of a store bought pineapple? It’s actually pretty easy to do and I’ll show you how in these simple steps. A common misconception is that pineapples grow on trees like bananas. Pineapples actually grow from the top of … Continue Reading

How to Grow an Avocado Plant

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Next time you eat an avocado , save the pit. You can actually plant this pit (seed) and grow an avocado tree! Here are the steps to grow your own avocado tree from an avocado pit.           Step 1 – Cut the avocado in half. Carefully … Continue Reading

Why do Leaves Change Colour in the Fall?

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Have you ever wondered why leaves change colour in the fall? Find out why they do in this video.

Why is the Sky Blue?

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How Does a Barometer Work?

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Ever wonder what a barometer is used for or how a barometer works? Find out in this video!

How to Make a Mason Jar Terrarium

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  A great way to learn about and study ecosystems is to make your own! All you need are the following items: An airtight glass container (like a mason jar) Clean sand or gravel Activated charcoal (you can get this from a pet store) Soil Plants Decorative items (like rocks, … Continue Reading

Survival Tip: Make fire with steel wool and a battery!

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  Why does the steel wool catch on fire? When the two terminals of the battery touch the steel wool a closed circuit is created. Normally as electricity flows through a closed circuit, the energy is used by a device that is connected to the circuit. This device could be … Continue Reading

You Can Walk on “Water!”

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How can this guy walk across this pool of “water?” Find out how this amazing demonstration works and then try it at home!   It’s a liquid. No, it’s a solid! Actually, what you have seen in this video is a Non-Newtonian Fluid. This particular Non-Newtonian Fluid is a mixture … Continue Reading

Railroad Tanker Car Crushed!

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Tweet How could this railroad tanker car be crushed so easily? Watch the video below and see if you can figure it out. You will find an explanation to this dramatic demonstration below!         So what caused this steel railroad tanker car to be crushed like a flimsy, … Continue Reading