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Posts tagged chemical reaction

March 1, 2013

 

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Try This Sweet Experiment At Home!

Here's a simple experiment you can do at home with your kids. Somebody's bound to learn something.

November 23, 2012

 

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Pouring Foundations Under Water

Today's program explores how concrete foundations set underwater.

March 8, 2012

 

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Baking With Carbon Dioxide

The recipe calls for baking powder, but you've just run out. Can you substitute baking soda?

September 21, 2011

 

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All Burned Up: Where Does Burnt Paper Go?

You took a stack of paper and burnt it. What happened to the papers when you lit them up?

July 13, 2011

 

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You’d Look Stunning In Infrared

What would it be like if our eyes evolved to see infrared light?

January 6, 2009

 

Two burning candles

Anatomy of a Flame

Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen molecules and some kind of fuel. This reaction releases the heat and light that we call fire.

May 8, 2006

 

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Why You Can’t Bleach Sheep

Why is it okay to bleach cotton cloth, but not wool?

May 12, 2005

 

Glowing Necklaces

Just how do those glowing plastic necklaces work? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Electrolysis

As in electrolysis, that is–the hair removal process involving mild doses of electrical current used to kill hair follicles.

September 27, 2003

 

How Do Polar Bears Drink?

Eating snow to obtain water is metabolically expensive–it would take too much energy to melt down enough snow. Consequently, polar bears have evolved so that they don’t need to drink free water.

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