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Women of the Academy: Their Contributions to Science (The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA)
Web Weather for Kids (http://www.ucar.edu/educ_outreach/webweather/)
Kidstorm Sky Diary (http://skydiary.com/kids)
Weather Wiz Kids (http://www.weatherwizkids.com/) - includes weather safety section, weather experiments, games, folklore, kid's questions....
USA Today's Weather Basics (http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/basics/wworks0.htm)
National Geographic Kids (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids)
Soap Bubbles - We see bubbles everyday, mostly in the sink or bathtub. Bubbles are fun for all ages. Kids love them, adults love them and even your pet will have fun when you blow bubbles.
Cloud in a Bottle - Make a cloud appear in a two-liter bottle as if by "magic." Amaze your friends with this experiment that teaches you how clouds are formed in the atmosphere.
Hiding to Save Your Hide - One of the ways animals keep from being eaten is by using camouflage. This means that they look like objects found in their natural environment. They are a similar color or texture so they are hard to find. Stump your family and friends by creating, then hiding, some camouflaged critters.
Test Your Reflexes - Quick! What was that? Jump, kick, and grab it before it hits the floor. How good are your reflexes? Quick and easy experiments are here for you to try.
Right Side Left Side - Most people are right-handed. Are they also right-footed? Right-eyed? Right-eared? Find out here.
The Collapsing Can - We are so accustomed to the pressure of the air around us that we don't even notice it. However, the air pressure is large enough to crush a soda can. You can see the air crush a can in this experiment.
Soft Water and Suds - Tap water in many parts of the country contains minerals that can interfere with the cleaning ability of detergents. That's why water softeners are popular in these locations. Water softeners remove these minerals. In this experiment, you will make "hard" water from distilled water, which contains no minerals, and is therefore "soft." You can then compare the sudsing ability of a detergent in soft and hard water.
The Fireproof Balloon - (Adult demo) - Balloons are rather fragile things. You know that they must be kept away from sharp objects. The also need to be kept away from flames. A fire can weaken the rubber and cause it to burst. However, in this experiment you will find out how you can hold a balloon directly in a flame without breaking the balloon.
Cool Light - Many chemical reactions produce both light and heat. A burning candle is such a reaction. It is much less common for a chemical reaction to produce light without heat. The light from such reactions is called cool light, because it is created without heat. Reactions that produce light without heat are called chemiluminescent reactions. In this activity you will examine a commercial chemiluminescent chemical reaction.
Paper Bridge - Investigate ways of creating a strong structure using only a piece of paper.
Slime & Polymers - a demonstration of how certain polymers are effected by other chemicals, such as 'cross-linkers' . Polymers are used in nearly everything these days, such as most kinds of plastics, nylon, and clothes.
Spaghetti Bridge - Mastered paper bridges? Take what you have learned and apply it to a 3-D bridge
Rubber Bands and Heat - Just about everyone has used rubber bands, but few people have taken the time to observe the less obvious properties of these everyday objects. In this activity you will examine the thermal properties of rubber, that is, the behavior of rubber as it relates to heat, a form of energy.
Bending Water - Static electricity can be a problem whenever the humidity is low. It causes shocks and makes dust stick to surfaces, and it can literally make your hair stand on end. In this experiment, you will see that it also can move things around.
Exploring Acids and Bases - Acids are materials that have certain properties in common. Bases (also called alkalis) are other substances with a different set of properties. In these experiments, you will investigate some of these properties with materials that are found around your home. In addition, you will learn how chemists use the pH scale to describe acids and bases.
Blue Sky-Red Sunset - Whenever it's not completely filled with clouds, we can see that the sky is blue. As the sun rises and as it sets, it looks red. These two observations are related, as this experiment will show.
Put a Shine on it - If you have any objects made from silver or plated with silver, you know that the bright, shiny surface of silver gradually darkens and becomes less shiny. This happens because silver undergoes a chemical reaction with sulfur-containing substances in the air. You can use chemistry to reverse the tarnishing reaction, and make the silver shiny again.
Fizzing and Foaming - With just a few household chemicals you can turn a glass of colored liquid into a froth that overflows its container.
Kool Tye-Dying - tye dye with vinegar and Kool-aid (TM)
Mummy Magic - Discover how the Ancient Egyptians used drying as one step in the mummification process.
Measuring Lung Capacity - Measure how much air your lungs can hold by making a spirometer