Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.
There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.
The Cartesian diver, named after French philosopher and scientist René Descartes, works because of several factors.
Most folks know René Descartes as a philosopher, but he was also one of the best scientists of his day.
Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.
During the middle ages the invention of gunpowder had the unlikely result of providing a new way of preserving meat.
How come when you put salt on a melon, the melon seems sweeter? Then if you put more salt on, the melon turns salty?
This easy-to-do experiment is a great way to learn about density.
Can you imagine that the lowly clam would take on a role as water based pollution detector?
Have you heard the phrase, "Let's nuke it in the microwave!" Well, Nuclear power and microwaves really don't have much in common.