Fluidized Sandbox

Most experiments we do here start out with some known property, or material, or existing experiment, or whatever inspiration- rarely do I follow instructions and just duplicate a thing, but this is probably as close as I’ve come so far. […]

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Vortex Gun

Here’s an easy one- Vortex gun. You can actually pretty well buy one right here if you want to do it the easy way. There is also a pistol style toy if that’s your interest. However, its not hard to […]

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DIY Rocketry

We’re rocket fans. Particularly, of SpaceX- but in general too. When in the mood to launch our own, we have a good number of options: Easy- we just print some cardstock graphics (falcon/Saturn V/etc), roll them up and add a […]

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Hydraulics

This is where we learn about how hydraulics work. We started off by ordering this universally handy pack of syringes off Amazon. Obviously, these get used for tons of other experiments and tasks as well, but in this case we […]

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Newton’s Billiard Cradle

Classic newton’s cradle is a good way to illustrate conservation of energy. We’re not doing too much different here but scaling things up so they can be a bit more interactive, and using some pool balls we already had available. […]

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LaserGlow

Here’s a quick & easy one: We have an assortment of lasers lying around the house. 3 wavelengths (colors) that have become cheap in recent years are red, green, & ultraviolet (purple). Purple is especially handy for an assortment of […]

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