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35 Magical Science Experiments You Won’t Believe!

Science Experiments can be a great way to introduce kids and even yourself to the wonders of scientific concepts! Today we’ll be showing you thirty five awesome science experiments that basically look like magic! Explore science and discover the world around you will these clever science experiments using simple ingredients found around the home!

Showcasing just how awesome science can be, you’ll learn how to create chemical reactions with a lemon volcano, make rainbow paper and discover how light reflects on a surface or use a jar to make fireworks! You’re never too old to start learning about science!

1. Learn about chemical reactions with a lemon volcano.

Not only is this experiment cool, it also smells good!

Get the tutorial at Babble Dabble Do.

2. “Marinate” gummy worms in a concoction that turns them into “electric eels.”

They’re ALIVE!

Get the tutorial at Bitz & Giggles.

3. Add a Mento to different types of soda and see which one has the biggest explosion.

Sprite, ginger ale, root beer…what’s your prediction?

Get the tutorial at Olivia’s Looms and Crafts.

4. Study heat sensitivity using color changing slime.

Thermochromic fun.

Get the tutorial at Left Brain Craft Brain.

5. Make rainbow paper and discover how light reflects on a surface.

The paper looks so cool you’ll be tempted to frame it!

Get the tutorial at Science Kiddo.

6. Play with glow-in-the-dark magic mud.

It’s made using a potato! Whatttttttttt.

Get the tutorial at The King of Random.

7. Explore the process of precipitation with a raincloud in a jar.

You could make it rain *inside* when it’s actually raining *outside*.

Get the tutorial at The Happy Housewife.

8. Or use a jar to make fireworks.

Ooooooh! Ahhhhh!

Get the tutorial at I Can Teach My Child.

9. Turn an egg into a bouncy ball.

To be specific, a bouncy ball that *glows*.

Get the tutorial at HooplaKidzLab.

10. Cool down with a slushie made without a blender.

Created with “magic” ice cubes.

Get the tutorial at Reading Confetti.

11. Take a bath with fizzing dough.

An awesome and effervescent way to get clean.

Get the tutorial at Tried & True.

12. Construct a whirlygig and watch the colors blur into a rainbow as it spins.

Round and round and round.

Get the tutorial at The Craft Train.

13. Make some candy that looks like glass.

“Kids, come quick! Elsa’s been here!”

Get the tutorial at Simply Designing.

14. Transform egg shells into glimmering “geodes.”

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What’s the “magical” ingredient that makes the crystals form? Alum powder!

Get the tutorial at Sweet Paul.

15. Explode a watermelon in your backyard.

As it turns out, watermelons can’t survive under pressure.

Get the tutorial at KayeSquad.

16. Get artistic with marshmallow paint.

It’s edible, so anyone who gets some on their fingers can just lick it off!

Get the tutorial at Smart School House.

17. Create a sun catcher using slime.

Step one: Have an awesome time using slime. Step two: Put all the leftover slime to good use.

Get the tutorial at Babble Dabble Do.

18. Use a plastic bag to make a jellyfish in a jar.

An aquarium you don’t have to clean!

Get the tutorial at BhoomPlay.

19. Turn puddle jumping into an art form.

There are few things as satisfying as a good puddle splash.

Get the tutorial at Lemon Lime Adventures.

20. Or make rain art on paper.

Color with markers and then let the precipitation do the rest of the work.

Get the tutorial at Pink Stripey Socks.

21. Blow someone’s mind with milk, food coloring, and soap.

Marbleized magnificence.

Get the tutorial here.

22. Teach kids about magnetism using slime.

This looks like something you’d see oozing around a haunted house in a scary movie (which means kids will find it *very* cool).

Get the tutorial at Frugal Fun For Boys.

23. Spray watercolors on wax paper and see what patterns show up.

Every step of this project is fun and the results are beautiful.

Get the tutorial at Housing A Forest.

24. Blow a bubble cube.

Get the tutorial at HooplaKidzLab.

25. Or make some bubbles that bounce.

Boing, boing, boing!

Get the tutorial at CrazyRussianHacker.

26. Use your freezer to make a glassful of magic crystals.

Get the tutorial at Bitz & Giggles.

27. Or make a crystallized version of a word.

Seeing your name in lights < seeing your name in crystals.

Get the tutorial at Playdough To Plato.

28. Or a crystallized rainbow.

Borax is basically magic powder.

Get the tutorial at Hello, Wonderful.

29. Squeeze an egg into a bottle.

Plop!

Get the tutorial at Sick Science.

30. Round up all the crayon bits and pieces around the house and turn them into crayon wands.

Coloring is always magical, but even more so when you use one of these.

Get the tutorial at Kids Activities Blog.

31. Turn the night sky into slime.

Or make some slime that *looks* like the night sky. Hey, it’s almost the same thing!

Get the tutorial at Two Daloo.

32. Assemble a homemade lava lamp in a bottle.

Oh so groovy.

Get the tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7dR_C3YlDk.

33. Paint with moon dust.

For artwork that’s sure to be out of this world.

Get the tutorial at Learn Play Imagine.

34. Mix up a rainbow that EXPLODES.

Chances are you already have the ingredients for this experiment in your kitchen.

Get the tutorial at Smart School House.

35. Make ice ~instantly~.

Get the tutorial at The King of Random.

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26 Pictures That Will Make You Feel Tiny

The universe is massive, but how big is it really compared with earth and we’re we all live? If you want to know just how tiny you really are compared to the universe, these impressive charts and pictures will compares the earth to other planets in the galaxy!

These 26 Pictures That Will Make You Feel Worthless (and Small!) will showcase how breathtaking the other planets and galaxies really are compared to our planet! But don’t let this get you down with your existence, I hope you see the beauty which Earth holds and how precious life really is!

1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.

This is the Earth! This is where you live.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov

2. And this is where you live in your neighborhood, the solar system.

And this is where you live in your neighborhood, the solar system.

3. Here’s the distance, to scale, between the Earth and the moon. Doesn’t look too far, does it?

Here&#39;s the distance, to scale, between the Earth and the moon. Doesn&#39;t look too far, does it?

4. THINK AGAIN. Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system, nice and neatly.

THINK AGAIN. Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system, nice and neatly.
PerplexingPotato / Via reddit.com

5. But let’s talk about planets. That little green smudge is North America on Jupiter.

But let&#39;s talk about planets. That little green smudge is North America on Jupiter.
NASA / John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

6. And here’s the size of Earth (well, six Earths) compared with Saturn:

And here&#39;s the size of Earth (well, six Earths) compared with Saturn:
NASA / John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

7. And just for good measure, here’s what Saturn’s rings would look like if they were around Earth:

And just for good measure, here&#39;s what Saturn&#39;s rings would look like if they were around Earth:
Ron Miller / Via io9.com

8. This right here is a comet. We just landed a probe on one of those bad boys. Here’s what one looks like compared with Los Angeles:

This right here is a comet. We just landed a probe on one of those bad boys. Here&#39;s what one looks like compared with Los Angeles:
Matt Wang / Via mentalfloss.com

9. But that’s nothing compared to our sun. Just remember:

But that&#39;s nothing compared to our sun. Just remember:

10. Here’s you from the moon:

Here&#39;s you from the moon:
NASA

11. Here’s you from Mars:

Here&#39;s you from Mars:
NASA

12. Here’s you from just behind Saturn’s rings:

Here&#39;s you from just behind Saturn&#39;s rings:
NASA

13. And here’s you from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away.

And here&#39;s you from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away.
NASA

To paraphrase Carl Sagan, everyone and everything you have ever known exists on that little speck.

14. Let’s step back a bit. Here’s the size of Earth compared with the size of our sun. Terrifying, right?

Let&#39;s step back a bit. Here&#39;s the size of Earth compared with the size of our sun. Terrifying, right?
John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

The sun doesn’t even fit in the image.

15. And here’s that same sun from the surface of Mars:

And here&#39;s that same sun from the surface of Mars:
NASA

16. But that’s nothing. Again, as Carl once mused, there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth:

But that&#39;s nothing. Again, as Carl once mused, there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth:

17. Which means that there are ones much, much bigger than little wimpy sun. Just look at how tiny and insignificant our sun is:

Which means that there are ones much, much bigger than little wimpy sun. Just look at how tiny and insignificant our sun is:

Our sun probably gets its lunch money stolen.

18. Here’s another look. The biggest star, VY Canis Majoris, is 1,000,000,000 times bigger than our sun:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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19. But none of those compares to the size of a galaxy. In fact, if you shrank the sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the Milky Way galaxy down using the same scale, the Milky Way would be the size of the United States:

But none of those compares to the size of a galaxy. In fact, if you shrank the sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the Milky Way galaxy down using the same scale, the Milky Way would be the size of the United States:

20. That’s because the Milky Way galaxy is huge. This is where you live inside there:

That&#39;s because the Milky Way galaxy is huge. This is where you live inside there:

21. But this is all you ever see:

But this is all you ever see:

(That’s not a picture of the Milky Way, but you get the idea.)

22. But even our galaxy is a little runt compared with some others. Here’s the Milky Way compared to IC 1011, 350 million light years away from Earth:

But even our galaxy is a little runt compared with some others. Here&#39;s the Milky Way compared to IC 1011, 350 million light years away from Earth:

Just THINK about all that could be inside there.

23. But let’s think bigger. In JUST this picture taken by the Hubble telescope, there are thousands and thousands of galaxies, each containing millions of stars, each with their own planets.

But let&#39;s think bigger. In JUST this picture taken by the Hubble telescope, there are thousands and thousands of galaxies, each containing millions of stars, each with their own planets.

24. Here’s one of the galaxies pictured, UDF 423. This galaxy is 10 BILLION light years away. When you look at this picture, you are looking billions of years into the past.

Here&#39;s one of the galaxies pictured, UDF 423. This galaxy is 10 BILLION light years away. When you look at this picture, you are looking billions of years into the past.

Some of the other galaxies are thought to have formed only a few hundred million years AFTER the Big Bang.

25. And just keep this in mind — that’s a picture of a very small, small part of the universe. It’s just an insignificant fraction of the night sky.

And just keep this in mind &mdash; that&#39;s a picture of a very small, small part of the universe. It&#39;s just an insignificant fraction of the night sky.

26. And, you know, it’s pretty safe to assume that there are some black holes out there. Here’s the size of a black hole compared with Earth’s orbit, just to terrify you:

And, you know, it&#39;s pretty safe to assume that there are some black holes out there. Here&#39;s the size of a black hole compared with Earth&#39;s orbit, just to terrify you:
D. Benningfield/K. Gebhardt/StarDate / Via mcdonaldobservatory.org

So if you’re ever feeling upset about your favorite show being canceled or the fact that they play Christmas music way too early — just remember…

This is your home.

This is your home.
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

This is what happens when you zoom out from your home to your solar system.

This is what happens when you zoom out from your home to your solar system.

And this is what happens when you zoom out farther…

And this is what happens when you zoom out farther...
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

And farther…

And farther...
Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikipedia Commons

Keep going…

Keep going...
Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikimedia Commons

Just a little bit farther…

Just a little bit farther...
Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikimedia Commons

Almost there…

Almost there...
Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikimedia Commons

And here it is. Here’s everything in the observable universe, and here’s your place in it. Just a tiny little ant in a giant jar.

And here it is. Here's everything in the observable universe, and here's your place in it. Just a tiny little ant in a giant jar.
Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikimedia Commons

Oh man.

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9 Looney Tunes Characters ReImagined As Skeletons

Looney Tunes is one of the best cartoon shows and was made by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation. Recently South Korean artist, Hyungkoo Lee, has sculptured a collection of nine Looney Tunes characters reimagined as skeletons.

Featuring some of the most century’s iconic Looney Tunes characters like Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, as well as Wile E. Coyote, the Roadrunner, Tom and Jerry, Tweety and Sylvester, Felix the Cat and Goofy. These Loony Tunes Characters were made with resin, wire, and aluminum sticks.

According to IFL Science:

Their exaggerated features were reconciled with the actual anatomy of their representative animal, yielding some pretty impressive results. The exhibition ‘Animatus’ was featured at the Natural History Museum in Basel, Switzerland in the summer of 2008.

More info: Hyungkoo Lee

Donald Duck

Donald Duck - 9 Looney Tunes Characters ReImagined As Skeletons

Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Huey Dewey Louie 9 Looney Tunes Characters ReImagined As Skeletons

Roadrunner

Roadrunner 9 Looney Tunes Characters ReImagined As Skeletons

Wile E. Coyote

Wile E. Coyote

Tweety and Sylvester

Tweety and Sylvester

Felix the Cat

Felix the Cat

Goofy

Goofy

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny 2

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33 Creative Science Museum Ads

Going to the science museum can be a fun experience for both kids and adults. It’s amazing how much you can learn in one day! To get more people going to the science museum, Science World, created an awesome set of creative science museum ads. These science museum advertisements showcase various science facts on the streets of Vancouver.

Some of there science museum ads feature some stunning ambient ad techniques including 2oz of pure gold which was guarded by 2 guards around the clock. They also featured interesting photos containing fun facts about bugs, diamonds skin and other facts you probably haven’t heard of.

When did Ambient Advertising start?

Ambient Media started to appear in British media jargon around 1999, but now seems to be firmly established as a standard term within the advertising industry. It is the name given to a new breed of out-of-home products and services determined by some as non-traditional or alternative media. Ambient media advertising can be used in conjunction with mainstream traditional media, or used equally effectively as a stand-alone activity. The key to a successful ambient media campaign is to choose the best media format available and combined with effective message.

Website Sources: scienceworld.ca, rethinkcanada.com

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20 of History's Weirdest Inventions

When it comes to inventions, History had quite a few failures. When we think of inventions, many of us think of the Light Bulb, the Parachute and we usually can name inventors like including Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. In today's article we've focused on History's Weirdest Inventions which failed to make the grade and live on to the present day.

The idea for an invention may be developed on paper or on a computer, by writing or drawing, by trial and error, by making models, by experimenting, by testing and/or by making the invention in its whole form. Brainstorming also can spark new ideas for an invention. Collaborative creative processes are frequently used by engineers, designers, architects and scientists. Co-inventors are frequently named on patents.

History shows that turning the concept of an invention into a working device is not always swift or direct. Inventions may also become more useful after time passes and other changes occur. For example, the parachute became more useful once powered flight was a reality.

Sit back and take a look at these 20 of History's Weirdest Inventions!

Manual dredger

20 of History's Weirdest Inventions

Workers operated the so-called bucket dredger with their arms and legs using stepper boards. The machine is a small model, but whether it was actually realized is unknown.

Amphibious bicycle

20 of History's Weirdest Inventions

This land-and-water bike can carry a load of 120 pounds; Paris, 1932.

Ice sailboat

20 of History's Weirdest Inventions

In the 17th century, it was so cold that meteorologists spoke of a Little Ice Age. The ice sailboat addressed the challenge of transporting goods over frozen lakes and rivers. Designed by A. Terrier, January 17, 1600.

Wetlands windmill

20 of History's Weirdest Inventions

A windmill for draining wetlands, lightweight enough to function in marshy areas. It was designed by C.D. Muys in 1589 but was never built.

Clap skate

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In 1936, inventor R. Handl came up with the movable heel plate, but it wasn't until 1996 that this concept revolutionized skating.

Loetafoon

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A turntable linked to a film projector. It comes with single, dual and triple turntable. Designed by F.B.A. Prinsen, 1929.

Booted rubber boat

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Drawing of a 'pneumatic sports- fish and hunt boat,' an inflatable boat for one person with boots attached; The Netherlands, 1915

Car With Shovel For Pedestrians (Paris, 1924)

Kind of shovel on a car. Purpose: reducing the number of casualties among pedestrians.

Early GPS (1932)

Sort of TomTom, early tripmaster. Works using rolling key map. The map passes the screen in a tempo that depends on the speed of the car.

Folding Emergency Bridge (Netherlands, 1926)

Folding bridge for emergencies, invented by L. Deth can easily be transported on a handcart.

Faxed Newspaper (1938)

In 1938 the first wireless newspaper was sent from WOR radiostation in New York. Photo shows children reading the children’s page of a Missouri paper.

Face Protection From Snowstorms (Canada, 1939)

Used to protect ones face from snowstorms. Canada, Montreal, 1939.

Revolver Camera (New York, 1938)

Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when you pull the trigger. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera.

Gas War Resistant Pram (England, Hextable, 1938)

Glasses For Reading In Bed (England, 1936)

Hamblin glasses. A pair of spectacles especially designed for reading in bed.

Bike Tyre Used As Swimming Aid (Germany, 1925)

A group of youngsters tied a bike tyre around the body as a swimming aid.

Booted Rubber Boat (Netherlands, 1915)

Drawing of a “pneumatic sports- fish and hunt boat”, an inflatable boat for one person with boots attached.

Wooden Bathing Suits (USA, 1925 )

Wooden bathing suits, supposed to make swimming a lot easier. Haquian, Washington, USA, 1929

One Wheel Motorcycle (1931)

One wheel motorcycle (invented by Italian M. Goventosa de Udine). Maximum speed: 150 kilometers per hour ( 93 Mph).

Amphibious Bike ‘Cyclomer’ (Paris, 1932)

The Cyclomer, a bicycle on land and water can ride with a load of 120 pounds.

All Terrain Car (England, 1936)

All terrain car able to descend slopes up to 65 degrees.

Radio Pram (USA, 1921 )

Pram provided with a radio, including antenna and loudspeaker, to keep the baby quiet.

Radio hat (USA, 1931)

Portable radio in a straw hat, made by an American inventor.

Bulletproof Glass (New York, 1931 )

This one is not forgotten, however the testing of the bulletproof glass was too interesting not to include here – demonstration by the best rifle man of the New York police, 1931.

Extensible Caravan (France, 1934)

Extensible caravan, built by a French engineer.

Piano For The Bedridden (UK, 1935)

Piano especially designed for people who are confined to bed.

Electrically Heated Jacket (USA, 1932)

Electrically heated vest, developed for the traffic police in the United States. The power is supplied by electric contacts in the street.

Canada, Montreal, 1939