simple science experiment


Simple House Hold Science Trick: Hovercraft

You will need:

  • A CD/DVD
  • A balloon
  • A cap from a water bottle.
  • Hot glue and/or sellotape


  1. Cover the hole in the CD/DVD with tape, and poke 5 or 6 holes in it with a pin or small nail.
  2. glue (or tape) the bottle cap over the centre of the CD/DVD, make sure it is air tight.
  3. Blow up the balloon and, without tying it, place it over the bottle cap. make sure the bottle cap is closed.
  4. Done! Place it over a smooth surface and open the cap!

Make Your Own Plasma Cutter!

Build your own tiny metal-slicing plasma cutter at home. All it takes is a pencil lead, a couple of batteries, some alligator clips and aluminum foil. The National Science Foundation series Little Shop Of Physics presents a simple science experiment anyone can complete to learn about this common manufacturing process. 

While this little device is only powerful enough to slice through foil, industrial-sized units can cut through 6-inch-thick steel plates. Big or small, the process works by sending an electrical arc through gas to ionize it and turn it into a super-hot plasma.  

ddatrw  asked:

Bering and Wells/5, pls :)

5. things you didn’t say at all

I think I fudged the timeline a bit but I wasn’t really thinking about writing a follow up when I wrote for the previous prompt, but suspension of disbelief and all.  

She blew it, as Pete put it. Explosion noise.

Helena had quietly slipped out through the cracks of the family she no longer belongs to, and slipped further away from Myka, afraid that her mere presence in Myka’s life might be an inadvertent act of cruelty.

Then Myka reached out to her, and what was she supposed to do? She could not refuse. But Myka’s heart is a heart that she has broken one too many times. It is cautious when it detects Helena within close proximity. So instead of coffee or a phone call, they send short snippets of their lives.

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Oral rehydration therapy!!

This is one of those small miracles where we put together three common household items and utterly defeat one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. It was developed unduly recently to treat cholera, a Medieval disease that still causes hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. And it can be treated with this dirt-cheap, dead simple Science.

My personal experience comes about as I am just getting over the A#1 worst bout of food poisoning in my life (contracted at a fancy-ass restaurant and not from eating elderly leftovers, to the surprise of everyone who has ever seen me go ‘eh still good’ before scraping off the mould and eating a Thing). I’d been ill for about 18 hours, and noticed that I was approaching clinical levels of dehydration- dizzy, headachey, couldn’t muster any spit, and frankly had stopped pissing. I tried drinking water, and just kept throwing it back up.

That was when I remembered an article I’d read about oral rehydration therapy. Apparently, the presence of electrolytes in water makes it much easier to absorb. The World Health Organization’s recipe calls for 25g of sugar and 2g of salt in 1L water (or six tsp sugar, ½tsp salt in 1 qt water if you live somewhere backward), but honestly just about any mixture where you can only sort-of taste the salt and sugar in the water does the trick.

Gatorade diluted to half strength is one such mixture. I had Ms Jess make me some, and it stayed down! Presently, I felt good enough to make a second glass for myself. I kept, ah, losing fluids for another few hours, but at least I was able to replace them. I managed to rehydrate and didn’t need to go to the ER for intravenous fluids, which is also nice.

TL;DR: Drink dilute Gatorade next time you think you will barf to death, and there are still miracles waiting in everyday items.


How to burn metal | Do Try This At Home | At-Bristol Science Centre

How is it possible to set fire to steel using nothing but a 9V battery? Ross of the Live Science Team shows you how to burn metal in this simple but beautiful science experiment to try at home!
Doctor Mad Science

Do you like science experiments? 

DoctorMadScience is an online youtube channel of simple science experiments, hosted by an 12 year old autistic boy named Jordan.

The experiments use household products because science is everywhere! Jordan has received international media attention, as we becomes a role model to young children with his passion to communicate online and share his love for science.

anonymous asked:

Headcanons for fitzsimmons with kids!

Okay, anon. You got it!

  • I saw someone post that they have twins? Yes. Agreed. Twins.
  • Of course, that’s not their first pregnancy.
  • Their first pregnancy results in a little boy named Isaac (after Isaac Asimov, of course).
  • Isaac is very interested/confused with the whole pregnancy process.
  • “If you eat spinach, will they come out green? Like The Hulk?”
  • “Will they do my chores for me?”
  • “Are you sure there are just TWO babies in there? I think you could fit A LOT more babies in there.”
  • Jemma starts out encouraging questions, but by her third trimester, she just rolls her eyes and goes in search of Fitz.
  • Fitz is an expert at distracting Isaac so Jemma can work/sleep/be a human.
  • Fitz + Isaac + legos. Enough said.
  • Of course, Jemma always makes the time to show Isaac simple science experiments in a bid to steer him towards chemistry.
  • But when Madeleine and Jules are born, it turns into less of a competition and more of a struggle to keep everybody fed, clothed, and not hitting each other.
  • They get a routine down by the time the twins start to walk.
  • Isaac takes his big brother duties very seriously. Except when he doesn’t.
  • Family trips to the museum.
  • Family experiments every Monday night.
  • FitzSimmons Film Fridays.
  • Family pictures with everyone in cardigans. (Even the dog.)
  • Dad vs. kids lego competitions (Jemma claims to be an impartial judge, but Fitz is not so sure).
  • Lazy winter evenings with everyone reading by the fire.