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Non-Newtonian Fluid What is it about goo that is so fascinating to humans?  Moreover, when we find out we can make goo in our own kitchens, why are we so compelled to do so? Experiment:  Make a liquid turn into a solid by tapping it. Add 1/4 cup of dry cornstarch to the bowl. Add Continue...

They’re multifaceted, multi-talented, and for centuries, their ability to combine arts and sciences has captivated people’s attention.  Without further ado, we present our second set of famous STEAM thinkers (in no particular order). 1. Casanova (1725-1789) Popular with the ladies, yes, but in between affairs, he also found time to make his mark as a Continue...

Instantly Frozen Water! Experiment: Put distilled or mineral water in a new, clean, smooth sided, plastic or glass bottle.  Put the bottle in the freezer for a few hours.  Take it out very gently, and the water will appear to be un-frozen (still liquid).  Remove the cap and place a small piece of ice in Continue...

Concept: This is a Science Fair classic!  Demonstrate the lava flow of an erupting volcano by simulating it using common household items.  The teacher in me dislikes this experiment because it doesn’t accurately show volcanic eruptions being caused by changes in the pressure and volume of sub-crustal magma.  The student in me loves it because Continue...

Concept: Here at Enable Education, we love STEM learning and we love candy.  This evidenced by the chocolate stains on our lab-coats and the jelly-bean residue on our calculators.  In a perfect marriage of the two, we decided to write about an experiment from the depths of the school yard rumor mill: if you chomp Continue...

Mentos and Diet Cola The following is an experiment that demonstrates scientific concepts, that can be conducted in the back yard, kitchen, or classroom, and that is a lot of fun for learners of all ages. Concept: This experiment will demonstrate a type of chemical reaction called nucleation.  This is a great demonstration for a Continue...