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12 Amazing Science Experiments You Can Do Right Now

Science is always amazing, and now you can bring some of that awesomeness into your own home on a small scale, with a number of totally safe DIY experiments. Here are 12 amazing science experiments you can do right now in your own home.

Jon Keskin

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Science is always amazing, and now you can bring some of that awesomeness into your own home on a small scale, with a number of totally safe DIY science experiments.

Here are 12 amazing science experiments you can do right now in your own home.

1. Make objects disappear

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Refraction occurs once light alters its direction together with its velocity as it moves through one object to another one.

Only opaque objects are able to reflect light. In the event of 2 objects, possessing the same reflective characteristics making contact with each other, light will move through both at a similar velocity. This awesome phenomenon can render one of the objects completely invisible.

2. Freeze water instantaneously

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When purified water gets cooled to a temperature just beneath its freezing threshold, quickly placing an ice cube inside will prompt the water to solidify instantly.



3. How to make oobleck

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Oobleck happens to be a sticky substance that derives its name from a Dr. Seus children book. It is a non-Newtonian’ fluid, in that it can behave both as a solid and liquid under the right circumstances.

4. Make your own hybrid rocket engine

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By combining a solid fuel energy and a liquefied oxidizer, a hybrid rocket engine can be able to propel itself. You too can perform this amazing scientific experience on your own by making use of commonplace household items. This includes pasta, mouthwash as well as yeast.

5. Make magic’ mud

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The starch found in ordinary potatoes is yet another non-Newtonian’ fluid. This substance remains in solid form when you touch it but immediately turns to liquid once you leave it on its own. With some sand and this potato starch, you will be able to make magic’ mud.

6. Make a Gallium masterpiece

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Gallium possesses a low melting threshold of 29.70C. By putting a lump of Gallium into a warm glass of water, you can make it take virtually any form you wish.

7. Make instantaneous ice sculpture

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Sodium Acetate, commonly referred to as hot ice,’ and is present in hand warmers in a liquid form. However, you’ll find if you touch it, sodium acetate freezes instantaneously into hot ice.’

8. Make crystal bubbles

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When the temperature drops to below 0C, it is possible to freeze bubbles and make them take the form of crystals. All you will ever need to perform this curious scientific experience is some bubble mix and, of course, very chilly weather.

9. Make mobile liquid art

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When you mix milk with dish soap, you’ll be able to trigger a chemical reaction, which will break the surface tension of the milk. Also, by adding different food coloring, you can create amazing graphic chemical reaction art.



10. Release the energy within candy without putting it in your mouth

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When you drop a gummy bear into a test tube with heated potassium chlorate, you will cause the candy to release the energy within it, in an explosive’ chemical reaction. This, for your information, is exactly what takes place within your body when you chew candy or bubble gum.

11. Make water disappear’ in a mysterious manner

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Sodium polyacrylate happens to be an exceptional absorbent polymer, which can absorb as much as 300 times its weight when dropped in water.

It is important to note this chemical substance is used in the manufacture of disposable baby diapers. On the other hand, you too can make use of sodium polyacrylate to trigger water to disappear very mysteriously’ in just a matter of seconds.

12. Make a full rainbow within a glass jar

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Liquids are highly acclaimed for coming in varying masses as well as densities. For instance, oil is much less dense when it is contrasted with water, and it will always float above it when placed in the same container.

By relying on this scientific principle, you too can do wondrous’ things.

For example, by placing fluids of varying densities and including a number of different food colorings, you’ll be able to create a full rainbow all within a glass jar and amaze the naïve.

You can also create your rainbow using colored water of different densities by adding varying amounts of sugar to each.

Conclusion

If these cool experiments made your mind boggle, give them a try. They are great fun and super interesting at the same. 😀

Jon Keskin
Growth Guru & Writer at OverSavvy
Specializing in self-help and personal development without the excess incense or the irritating man-bun, this guru will push you to grow—even when it’s a little uncomfortable. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll discover Jon's charmingly geeky scientific side as well as his astonishing talent for reciting rap lyrics.
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