This interesting resource shows what happens when a light bulb is placed in a microwave oven. Click on the source to get a video and Steve Spangler’s explanation of how this works.
There’s nothing like a good hand warmer in your glove when you’re skiing. But how do they work? Our science guy Steve Spangler uncovers the science secret that makes your hand warmer work. Continue reading
by LOUISE VAILLANCOURT.
Can understanding particle theory and heat transfer modes help you build efficient devices to improve our daily lives?
- Heat is a form of energy that can be transformed and transferred. These processes can be explained using particle theory of matter. (Big Idea 1 from curriculum document) (Overall expectations 2 and 3)
Design (or improve on a design) and build a solar oven that will cook food and sterilize water by applying knowledge of heat transfer by convection, conduction and radiation.
This project is part of the STAO Connex Series. Click here for more details.
Battered and deep-fried chicken might be one of the most delicious foods ever. But what makes this summer picnic staple so tasty? It all comes down to the chemistry of frying. In the latest Reactions video, learn how the delicate dance of fat at high temperatures leads to a crispy, savory summer snack. Continue reading
There’s a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. Continue reading
If you ever find yourself stranded in the snowy Arctic (or bored in Minecraft), you’re gonna need to know how to build an igloo. Continue reading
The November issue of Science Department Safety Training Notes, “Bunsen Burner and Hot Plate Safety,” from Flinn Scientific Canada provides essential tips and guidelines to help reduce burns and accidents in school science laboratories.