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High School Science Fair Project Using An Egg

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 Lesa Bolt (January 10, 2008)  Here is a high school science fair project experiment and is an interesting demonstration for the fair. Material and items needed for this project include: An egg A tea light candle A match A bowl Water Fill the bowl with water. You will want to put enough water in the bowl so that when you drop the egg into the water it completely covers the egg. The liquid should even be an .. (Science)

Science Fair Project - 9 Must Know Tasks To An A Plus

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 Lesa Bolt (January 08, 2008)  It is that time of the year and your teacher hands out a piece of paper to take home that states the next class assignment is a science fair project and is due in a few weeks. You may have already picked out a project to do but if not try all the following steps: 1. Originality Is Key! Your teachers or whoever judges the science fair projects will look for new ideas that are being .. (Science)

Empirical Evidence for Evolution

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 Rudolph Draaisma (January 03, 2008)  On his website, a certain Mr. X has a standing offer of $250,000 to anyone who can give any empirical evidence (scientific proof) for Evolution. To prove Evolution, there are three main subjects to consider, being Knowledge, Science and Belief. Knowledge is about facts. Science is about explaining and working with facts. Belief is about non-facts. Atheist and religious fanatics, being .. (Science)

Illusion and Reality in Quantum Mechanics

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 Casey Blood (January 02, 2008)  How are we to tell illusion from reality in the physical world? Perhaps the most logical place to turn for an answer is quantum mechanics, the extremely successful theory physicists use to describe our world. What we find is that this undoubtedly correct, but still somewhat mysterious, theory implies there are two layers of illusion in our perceptions of the world around us. The first .. (Science)

Relativity, Quantum Physics and String Theory

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 William Nugent (January 01, 2008)  Einstein's theory of general relativity and the theory of quantum mechanics are two widely accepted and experimentally verified theories of physics. There's only one problem. They contradict each other! General relativity deals with physics on the macro scale of massive gravitational fields warping the space-time continuum. Quantum mechanics is useful in the description of particle .. (Science)

A Visualization of the Urban Legend Called, Man Made Global Warming

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 John DeJong (January 01, 2008)  About the only truth pertaining to Man Made Global Warming is that there are many people across the world making tons of money by perpetrating a junk science hoax. Just as in the previous Nuclear Winter scare of the 80s, there is no basis for the fears that are being manipulated by those who are profiteering from this absurd science. Worse yet is that if one calls a Global Warming .. (Science)

Science Project Perfect For A Young Child

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 Lesa Bolt (December 31, 2007)  I have a wonderful science project for the young child or a child who may have a learning disability such as ADD. It is not complicated and they will be able to do it themselves and enjoy the outcome. Make a hypothesis (This is your sentence about what you think is going to happen in the science project experiment. ) about which solution you think will be worse for the egg shell and .. (Science)

Fun Science Project With Fruit

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 Lesa Bolt (December 30, 2007)  Great and easy science project by creating a battery from a lemon. Many people have heard of this, but do you know how to do this. It is actually quite easy. Any range of students can do this as a science fair experiment, however, young students will need to have their parents assistance to understand and perform the project correctly. Here are the materials you will need. 4 lemons 4 . (Science)

Goodbye Animal Testing - Hello Health By Biochips

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 Jason Witt (December 30, 2007)  When you receive the Seal you will begin to care both about your health and about the environment. A new technology promises that a lot of animal testing can be eliminated and at the same time make it much cheaper for new drugs to come to market. The new technology involves biochips, the MetaChip and the DataChip. These biochips act just like the body act when it takes a drug. They .. (Science)

Is Genesis Fact Or Fiction - Truth or Poetry - To Be Trusted Or Explained Away?

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 Sandy Shaw (December 28, 2007)  Remembering that Science is Knowledge, that is my main reason for submitting this piece under this relevant heading. As 2007 draws to a close and as we move into 2008 I am amazed at how this vital topic has had such broad debate and discussion over these past twelve months. And it will grow and increase and develop as the weaknesses, faults, failings and total inadequacies of Evolution . (Science)

Why No One Will Win The Debate On Human Evolution!

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 Basil C. Hill (December 28, 2007)  Educational disciplines for the most part allow us to pursue evidentiary data before we make conclusions: law, banking and accounting demand that practitioners sign statements to the affect that they have followed generally accepted practices established by their institutions. Arguably, human evolutionary science should be the strictest educational discipline. Is it? We use fossils, .. (Science)

What Makes a Solar System?

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 Joyce Andrews (December 28, 2007)  Every school child knows that our Solar System is made up of the Sun and nine planets (sorry, eight planets and whatever Pluto is now that it is no longer a planet). But what makes this a Solar System? Is it because the Sun has numerous objects in orbit around it; or perhaps because the Sun gives off heat? When our Sun dies will this cease to be a Solar System? The most obvious answer .. (Science)

Science Projects From An Egg

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 Lesa Bolt (December 21, 2007)  I have a great science project to do and it is very easy. Make sure you have your parents present or help you with this since it does require using matches. Get a glass bottle that is fairly tall and can hold an egg in the mouth of the bottle. Make sure the egg can sit in the mouth a little bit but not fall through. Also you want to make sure it is not just perched on the top of the .. (Science)

We Are Not Alone - Asteroids

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 Hubert Crowell (December 21, 2007)  Asteroids, comets and meteorites are all around us, most are no threat to earth. However those that are more than 15 m (500 ft) in diameter and generally have orbits that cross ours or come close to us, (0.05 AU , roughly 7,480.000 km or 4,650,000 mi), are considered Potentially Hazardous Asteroids. (PHAs) NASA has currently identified 912 known PHAs. The reason that these objects are a . (Science)

The Truth about Life - The Consequences of the Very First Creation

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 Widi M. Tchala (December 20, 2007)  In order to better understand the content of this article the reader is advised to first read these two articles in the given order: 1. The Truth about Life: The Origin of Everything 2. The Truth about Life: How Things Started at the Very Beginning If you are in hurry just know that at the very beginning of everything there was only One Thing called the FUNDAMENTAL SUBSTANCE having the .. (Science)

Congress And Consumers Caution Against Cloning

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 Jason Witt (December 20, 2007)  When you receive the Seal you will begin to take care of your health. Concerns about health are among those causing congress to ask the Food and Drug Administration not to allow cloned meat and milk until more studies prove they are safe. US Representative Rosa De Lauro wrote a letter to the FDA commissioner asking him to postpone allowing cloned animal products on the market. She said . (Science)

A Look At the Enemy - What Does A Termite Look Like?

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 Don Pellis (December 20, 2007)  More than curious kids, adults and homeowners should also ask what a termite looks like. You should ask yourself the same question. Asking what a termite looks like can help save you a lot of trouble. What Does a Termite Look Like? Understanding some basic facts on termite would lead us to identifying it. There are surprisingly more than 2000 species of termites all over the world. .. (Science)

Where Does Electromagnetic Radiation Come From?

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 Yevgen Fromer (December 14, 2007)  If you've never heard of electromagnetic radiation, you might be holding it in your hand right now. If you're one of those people that enjoy the convenience of your cell phone and keep it at your side 24 hours a day, chances are you do have electromagnetic radiation in your hand. Cellular phones emit this kind of radiation, and we are affected by it, even down to cellular level. In .. (Science)

Milestones in the Advancement of Physics

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 Karel Kosman (December 13, 2007)  Ancient Greece - The first physical laws and theories. 400 B. C. - Demokritos believed that matter is made up of indivisible particles. 260 B. C. - Archimedes described pressure and the principles of torque. Middle Ages - Church dogmatism prevented the further advancement of knowledge and any doubt cast on them. 12 and 13th centuries The first universities are founded (under the .. (Science)

Mathematics - The Concept of Dynamic Systems

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 Karel Kosman (December 13, 2007)  An example of a dynamic system is a flowing liquid, turbulence, a biological ecosystem or a meteorological model. Such systems often react immensely or unpredictably to the slightest error. Even though such systems do not operate randomly, every flow is influenced by certain factors (heat, height, air dampness, the soil's surface). However, these factors are so various and their affect .. (Science)

Mathematics - What Are Quadratic Equations

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 Karel Kosman (December 13, 2007)  The general formulation of quadratic equations is Ax2 + Bx + C = D, A ¹ 0. In this example, the unknowns appear as second powers but not has higher powers. The coefficients A, B, C and D are real numbers. We refer to Ax2 as a quadratic term, Bx as a linear term, and C as an absolute term. A normalised quadratic equations looks like x² + px + q = 0, is derived from the general .. (Science)

Two Kits For Science Fair Projects - Butterflies And Ant Farms

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 Randi T Jones (December 03, 2007)  Interactive learning projects and lessons are enchanting and very effectively capture a child's imagination and attention, allowing them the full benefit of hands on learning. Teachers are bringing this learning concept into the classroom and home schooling parents have been practicing it for years. It is highly effective and the lessons learned serve to imprint the knowledge upon young . (Science)

Advantages of Video Borescopes

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 Steve Gargin (August 22, 2007)  The borescope is an optical device featuring a rigid or a flexible tube with an eyepiece on one end, an objective lens on the other linked together by a relay optical system in between. Borescopes are used durin inspections for areas which are impossible to reach by other means. Depending on the tube, borescopes are either rigid or flexible. Rigid borescopes provide better image quality . (Science)

An Introduction To Hot Air Balloon

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 Mohamad Vijay (August 20, 2007)  A hot air balloon is a comparatively huge vessel that assists in human flight. A large balloon of material is filled with air that is further heated to cause the balloon to lift. A basket underneath hot air balloon takes passengers and other cargo, and the wind guides the hot air balloon. An up to date hot air balloon is excited by a small propane heater aggravated below a small .. (Science)

The Highly Specialized Fiber Optic Microscope

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 David Faulkner (August 02, 2007)  The standard microscope is a fixture in millions of school, medical, and research laboratories around the world. It is used by grammar school kids and Ph. D. researchers alike, and most of us have at least a rudimentary understanding of how it works. But there’s another sort of microscope with which most of us are unfamiliar, simply because it is found only in the fiber optics .. (Science)

The Electron Microscope - Looking At The Building Blocks Of The Universe

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 David Faulkner (July 30, 2007)  If you think viewing something at one hundred degrees of magnification is special, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. There are, and have been for a while, electron microscopes which can provide two million degrees of magnification, even though there are very few human beings who will ever have any reason to magnify anything to that extent. Perhaps the most surprising thing about .. (Science)

A Dissecting Microscope For School Use

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 David Faulkner (July 26, 2007)  Anyone who has taken high school biology has encountered a dissecting microscope; it was usually accompanied by a frog. The trauma involved in having to chloroform destroy a frog in the name of education may, however, have rendered you oblivious to the workings of the dissecting microscope, so here is a refresher course on how it was constructed and how it worked. Construction Of A .. (Science)

New Man Made Diamond Creation Technologies

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 Dr. C. Phillips (July 24, 2007)  Science has developed new machines that duplicate the volcanic heat and pressure required to change carbon into diamond as found imbedded in the walls of volcanoes. The volcanic pressure alone is equal to [40] tons on a piece of coal! The volcanic heat required is a minimum of [1500] degrees celsius. This man made diamond growth technology is called [HPHT]"Temperature Gradient Method. " . (Science)

Passive Solar Energy - Is It Right For Your Home?

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 Kevin Rockwell (July 18, 2007)  Every exposed part of a structure's walls, floors, windows, roofs’ absorbs and stores or reflects away the heat radiated by the sun. Passive solar systems do this without any mechanical means (pumps or fans); they rely purely on design and positioning to work, which may include shutters or thermal curtains, dampers and vents, or other simple mechanisms. While passive solar setups . (Science)

Science Project Safety 101

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 Chuck Lunsford (July 17, 2007)  Even the simplest science projects can be dangerous if you do not practice science project safety. Combining some very common household ingredients in the right way can cause serious health problems and even death. Children should be taught basic safety techniques and parents should be readily available for questioning or to directly observe more hazardous experiments. Below are some .. (Science)

Are You Related To A Neanderthal?

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 Jerry Richard Boone (July 17, 2007)  Homo sapiens Neanderthal lived between 130,000 and 35,000 years ago. Europe was the center of their range. Some have been found as far south as Gibraltar, even down to Israel and the Near East. They were bordered on the north by glaciers, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Height: Average around 5 foot 8 inches. Fossils: Part of a skeleton - .. (Science)

Novice Guide To Buying Your First Telescope

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 Kozan Huseyin (July 07, 2007)  Space telescopes are amazing instruments. Looking up to the sky on many occasions deep down you want to soon see more. A shining glimmer of light from a star is not enough, we want to see the beauty the universe contains. Your first astronomy telescope can be a blessing or a curse! Read my latest article on finding the right first astronomy telescope for your home. There is a couple of . (Science)

7 Easy School Science Projects

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 Carl Walker (July 01, 2007)  Floating eggs We all know that a fresh egg sinks in fresh water. Find out how much salt you need to add to the water to make the egg float instead. Volcanoes This is messier! OK, you can make a simple volcano using vinegar and baking powder and you've probably got the ingredients already. For a more realistic volcano, complete with gray ash, get hold of some ammonium dichromate, which .. (Science)

Incorporating Christian Faith into Science Class- Science in the Christian Classroom

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 Stephenie Hovland (June 28, 2007)  You can integrate the Christian faith into every subject. Try these specific science activities with your class: Make a bingo-style card or worksheet with a nature theme. On the top, write “And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1. ” You can either put a picture in each square to represent something God made, or the students can draw something from nature in each square. .. (Science)

Chemistry - How to Survive Your Chemistry Class

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 Darrell Causey (June 28, 2007)  After years of teaching, I have discovered that success in chemistry has nothing to do with special abilities, superior intelligence, or high SAT scores. Success in chemistry is directly related to your attitude, your willingness to prepare and your persistence. It doesn’t matter what your skills are if you have a lousy attitude, refuse to do your assignments and won't make time .. (Science)

Evolution - To What Degree?

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 Jerry Richard Boone (June 22, 2007)  Mutations create variety in a population, and Natural Selection culls out the unfavorable results. But does this process lead to macro evolution? or micro evolution? Let's check it out. British peppered moth Species can and do change over time. At least some of them do. One historical example is the British peppered moth. This variety of moth has made its home in Manchester, England .. (Science)

Creative Ways To Get Your Child Interested In Science

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 Chuck Lunsford (June 22, 2007)  Not all kids like all subjects, but it seems that science is the hardest for ordinary kids to get interested in. This could be because that a lot of parents themselves are not interested in science and kids seem to pick up on that. Teachers try everything that they can think of to make their subjects interesting and most of the time it works. Teachers who have passion for their subject .. (Science)

Science Fun For All Ages

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 Chuck Lunsford (June 22, 2007)  You are never too old for science. Toddlers and grandparents alike can benefit from science just as much as you or I can. Science is not something that is grown out of. Science is for any age. But there are more appropriate scientific experiments depending on the age of the individual. Different children have different interests. Therefore, it is important to develop and evolve the .. (Science)

The Growing Role of Space in Earth Observation and Navigation

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 Martin McAllister (June 21, 2007)  The European space industry has a highly successful track record of building and operating satellites, spanning nearly 40 years. In recent years, the strategy has evolved to create larger programmes with greater ambitions than was possible before. This trend has suffered some difficulties, so why are collaborations like Galileo and GMES proving difficult? Looking under the covers of .. (Science)

Anomolies of Autism, Questions for Scientists Interested in Quantum Mechanics

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 Mary Ann Harrington (June 20, 2007)  Questions for Scientists I would like to engage a group of spiritually oriented professionals in the areas of consciousness, science, spirituality, philosophy and medicine. My hope is that with access to brain imaging technology and research facilities we can explore the phenomena in a respectful manner. What I have to offer is a unique perspective on autism — one that is seldom .. (Science)

Amazing Dinosaur Species

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 Sunil Tanna (June 19, 2007)  There were many different types of dinosaur ("species"). In this article, we will review a few of the better known and more interesting types. 1. Allosaurus was a large carnivore (meat-eater). Some scientists believed that Allosaurus was a scavenger, whereas others believe that it actively hunted its prey 2. Ankylosaurus was a massive plant-eating dinosaur, that was completely covered .. (Science)

10 Amazing Facts about Dinosaurs

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 Sunil Tanna (June 15, 2007)  We're all familiar with dinosaurs from movies such as Jurassic Park and King Kong, but how much do you really know about dinosaurs? Here are 10 facts about dinosaurs which you can amaze your friends and family with: 1. Dinosaurs first appeared during the Triassic period (248 to 213 million years ago), and were the dominant land animals through the entire Jurassic period, and to the end .. (Science)

Can Shark Species Survive Using Parthenogenesis?

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 Sylvie Leochko (June 11, 2007)  Scientists have been puzzled by the animal kingdom as long as the human race has made its first appearance on Earth. Let’s face it, humans are not only known for their intelligence and their ability to think things through but also for their natural curiosity. Such interest in their environment is responsible for the amount of knowledge that has been shared over generations, using . (Science)




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