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April 1, 2013

 

Have you ever done an ollie?

Ollie Gelfant And His Famous Skateboard Jump

Today's Moment of Science is about the ollie, the jump skateboarders use to jump over curbs, onto benches, or across chasms.

March 7, 2013

 

Have you ever held magnetite?

The History Of Magnetite

The world is full of bizarre things, and none more so than the eerie tale of the mysterious black stones!

February 18, 2013

 

Zap! Ben Franklin is known for much more than his story about a kite.

Ben Franklin And A Very Furry Situation

Not many people remember that Franklin was an inventor . . . and a good one, too! He also did some pioneering work in physics.

February 15, 2013

 

There are a lot of myths surrounding Ben Franklin.

Ben Franklin Did Not Get Struck By Lightning

Zap... zap... zap... No, Ben Franklin was not struck by lightning.

February 12, 2013

 

Does your makeup look different under fluorescent lighting.

How Fluorescent Lighting Affects Color

Did you know that florescent lighting affects the look of color (including makeup!)

February 5, 2013

 

One small step!

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

January 21, 2013

 

Have your kids play this game and learn physics at the same time.

Molecules Get Down With Music

Here's a game you can play that will show you something about how matter changes state. You don't need any supplies except a lot of kids.

January 11, 2013

 

Have you dusted today?

What Is Dust, And Where Does It Come From?

If you wipe a finger across a household surface that hasn't been cleaned in the last few days, chances are you'll come into contact with dust.

January 3, 2013

 

Check out the rear window the next time your in a car!

The Physics Of Rain On The Rear Window

Raindrops batter the front windshield and seem to avoid the back window as long as the car is moving. How is that possible?

January 1, 2013

 

Check out that horizon line!

How Far Away Is The Horizon?

The horizon line can be a tricky thing to measure...

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