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Magnet project – electricity

By |2019-02-23T16:40:02-07:00August 16th, 2017|Physics|

Brio trains have magnets at the ends. Brio trains and magnetism To see how magnets push and pull each other, get out your wooden Brio trains. One end of each car has a positive magnet and the other end has a negative magnet. More about magnets And electromagnets An electromagnet project All our physics articles [...]

What is metal? Chemistry

By |2018-04-24T14:46:23-07:00June 2nd, 2017|Chemistry|

Copper ore in Iran Metals are atoms that attach themselves to other atoms in a particular way. Metal atoms, because of how their electrons are arranged, lose their electrons easily. When they join up with other atoms to make molecules, metal atoms join together by exchanging electrons. Because metal atoms join other metal [...]

Cooking pots – Copper science project – Chemistry

By |2019-04-24T16:50:44-07:00June 1st, 2017|Chemistry|

Copper-bottomed cooking pot: a science project Why do pots have copper bottoms? Because heat and electricity are closely related, copper is also a good conductor of heat. This is why good cooking pots often have copper bottoms. What is copper? What is heat? All our chemistry projects Copper, iron, or aluminum pots? If [...]

Aluminum project – Soda cans and soup cans – Chemistry

By |2019-01-23T11:44:46-07:00June 1st, 2017|Chemistry|

A simple project with aluminum You can see for yourself how aluminum is different from steel by comparing an empty aluminum can (a soda can) to an empty steel can (most canned food, like canned soup or tuna or ravioli). Aluminum soda can What is aluminum? Where does steel come from? Comparing steel [...]