Sci-Try Log

Take a look at past Sci-Try experiments.

April 2008
Arch or beam: which is stronger? Find out with this inexpensive experiment in architectural basics.

March 2008
They twirl, they whirl, and they provide a great lesson in centripetal force.

Feb. 2008
Do-it-yourself rust? It's an easy and inexpensive way to study oxidation.

Jan. 2008
Get tender with a tough cut of meat in this interesting experiment in the aging process of matter.

Nov. 2007
Are pesticides killing more than just pests? This experiment tracks possible effects on nontarget plant life.

Sept. 2007
Up and atom! Use this inexpensive experiment to measure the mass of common household objects.

Aug. 2007
This easy and inexpensive experiment in fluorescence will help students shine in science.

June 2007
The experiment in pitch uses rubber bands to bring out the musicians in your science class.

May 2007
You'll "bee" glad you explored this easy experiment in flower pollination.

April 2007
The function of every living thing is dictated by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Learn how to isolate the molecular "stuff of life" from a spinach leaf.

March 2007
Crystals are everywhere, including in your computer. Grow your own, and chart how they differ.

February 2007
Foucault's pendulum makes for a swinging' experiment in earthly rotation. [More…]

December 2006
You don't have to go to Hollywood for a "map to the stars' homes." In fact, you can create your own inexpensive star map. [More…]

September 2006
Bottles and balloons are central to this easy experiment in air density. [More…]

August 2006
What does nature offer to repel common garden pests? Find out with this interesting experiment in natural vs. synthetic pesticides. [More…]

Summer 2006
Cool crystals are the center of this inexpensive experiment measuring the effect of temperature on growth. [More…]

April 2006
With careful handling and sharp observation, you can learn a lot from goldfish. [More…]

Feb./March 2006
Put kids’ fascination with whirly toys to use with this experiment in centripetal force. Try it today.

Jan. 2006
Make the most the remaining daylight with an experiment in solar energy that's sure to get some motors running. Try it today.

Nov. 2005
This experiment in bacteria using spoiled milk hits home for anyone who's ever asked, "Does this taste funny to you?" Start now…

Oct. 2005
With a fiery flash and a noisy crash, lightning is a powerful force of energy. This simple, inexpensive experiment in static electricity aids understanding of lightning.

Sept. 2005
When is a squat a science experiment? When it measures muscle fatigue. Work those glutes, calves and hamstings with this no-cost experiment nearly anyone can do.

May 2005
In honor of Einstein's miracle year, here's a timely experiment that's anything but watered down. start now…

April 2005
The function of every living thing is dictated by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Learn how to isolate the molecular "stuff of life" from a spinach leaf. Start now…

March 2005
If you have a spoonful of dirt, some dry ice, ammonia and a little water, you've got the makings of a do-it-yourself comet.Conjure one up.

February 2005
That science-fair staple – the tornado in a bottle – gets a new twist with hypotheses and variables to measure different results. Start one today.

January 2005
Centripetal Action: What is the relationship between distance and force in circular motion? Try this month's experiment to find out.

December 2004
Fossils develop on every continent, but soil content determines how effectively fossils are formed. This experiment tests soil of varying moistures to determine which has the biggest impact on fossil growth. Try it today.

October 2004
Which foods contain salts? Which ones have protein? It's easy to find out with this month's experiment. Try it today.

September 2004
Hurricanes and tropical storms blazed a destructive trail in Florida this summer. Understand some of the forces behind a hurricane's power with this inexpensive experiment designed to measure wind speed. Find out now.

May 2004
Try this very "tasteful" experiment involving chemosenses – the chemical-sensing nerve group that gives you your ability to detect taste and smell. Start now…

April 2004
Compost – It isn't a sweet-smelling concoction, but you can't deny its organic plant-growing benefits. This experiment determines which everyday throwaways work best as compost. Start now…

March 2004
Bones – Find out how the loss of calcium effects bone strength. Start now…

December 2003
Magnetism – it's one of the fundamental forces of nature. In this experiment, you can test the strength of a magnet against heat, cold, jarring and rubbing with another magnet. Will the magnetic field change? Start now…

November 2003
Rivers of Water – Water, water everywhere – and much to learn from it! Start now…

October 2003
Arch or beam – which is stronger? With a small investment in some poster board, you can explore architectural basics by building bridges and testing them to see how much weight each can support. Start now…

September 2003
Lift-Off: How can a glider be made to fly higher? – Think you have what it takes to launch some balsa wood into the wild blue? With a $5 investment in a toy plane, plus an electric fan, you can create a functioning glider and modify it to soar higher. Start now…

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