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Easy Home Experiments Using Gas Laws

Easy Home Experiments Using Gas Laws

There are a multitude of experiments that you can conduct to demonstrate the different principles that apply to the gaseous state of water. Nonetheless, there are at least three easy and effective experiments you can do at home to demonstrate basic gas laws.......[Read More]
How to Use Peel-Off Stickers

How to Use Peel-Off Stickers

Peel-off stickers can provide a personal touch to any art project. You can use peel-off stickers as borders, labels or other decorative elements on cards, scrapbook pages and other projects while still maintaining a neat, professional-looking style. According to the Sticker Store Web site, you can e......[Read More]
How to Get an Azure Flute Without an Action Replay

How to Get an Azure Flute Without an Action Replay

"Pokemon Pearl" and "Pokemon Diamond" were released in the U.S. in 2007 and represent the fourth generation of the Pokemon role-playing game series. Players assume the role of a Pokemon trainer and set go on an adventure to collect gym badges, capture Pokemon and thwart the plans of the evil syndica......[Read More]
What Are the Dangers of Heat & Cold on Bottled Water?

What Are the Dangers of Heat & Cold on Bottled Water?

The dangers of bottled water vary depending on what type of plastic it comes in. The worst health-wise are waters bottled in plastic labeled with the number seven. Most plastics labeled "7" have Bisphenol A as one of the ingredients. Another consideration is disposal of the plastic bottle. Environme......[Read More]
How Does a Constellation Get Its Name?

How Does a Constellation Get Its Name?

HistoryConstellations were originally named by ancient farmers. Ancient astronomy is closely linked to ancient agriculture. These ancient civilizations noticed that certain groupings of stars resembled familiar objects or characters and would come and go with the seasons. Naming the.........[Read More]
How to Set Eggs for Hatching

How to Set Eggs for Hatching

Incubating eggs and preparing them to hatch can be a project used in the classroom to teach students about raising a flock of chickens. Heating is the most important aspect of incubating an egg. The person who is incubating the egg needs to mimic the temperature it would receive if it was in the car......[Read More]
How to Analyze Nickel in the Laboratory

How to Analyze Nickel in the Laboratory

Magnetic materials are important in modern-day technologies and are used in loudspeakers, computer hard drives and transformers. Nickel is one of three elements that are ferromagnetic at room temperature. It has an atomic number of 28, is silvery white in appearance, and has a melting point of 1728 ......[Read More]
How to Fix Cigarette Burns in Wool Coat

How to Fix Cigarette Burns in Wool Coat

If you have ever accidentally let an ash fall from a cigarette onto your clothes, you know how unsightly the resulting burn or burn hole can be. This is actually a fairly common occurrence, and thankfully there are a number of ways to repair holes like this in most fabrics. While cigarette holes i......[Read More]
How Diatomaceous Earth Is Used for Tick Control

How Diatomaceous Earth Is Used for Tick Control

Diatomaceous earth is a substance widely used as an organic insecticide. Not only is it available as a treatment for animals suffering from parasites, but it is also used in gardens and flower beds where small insects have become a problem. Diatomaceous earth comes in several different qualities dep......[Read More]
How to Make Decoder Glasses at Home

How to Make Decoder Glasses at Home

Decoder glasses have been around for many years, but have recently experienced a resurgence. 3D technology now appears in movies, television shows and even commercials. Make your own pair of 3D decoder glasses in just a few minutes, with items purchased from a local art or crafts store. Who knows wh......[Read More]
How to Make Knives From Sawblades

How to Make Knives From Sawblades

Both beginning and professional knife makers can use saw blades to make quality knives. Although some professional knife makers disparage the use of saw blades and other recycled materials as junk, these same makers have no problem buying a pre-tempered bar of 01 or W-2 tool steel, which is exactly ......[Read More]
How to Neutralize Water pH

How to Neutralize Water pH

Defined by the Carlsberg Research Center, whose scientists created the idea and the scale, as "power of Hydrogen", pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of an aqueous solution. The scale ranges from 0 to 14, with the lower portion representing a higher concentration of hydrogen, and the highe......[Read More]
Characteristics of a Colloid

Characteristics of a Colloid

A colloid is a mixture composed of particles in a dispersing medium. A colloid is defined by the size of the particles involved. If the particles in a mixture are on the scale of individual molecules, around 1 nanometer, it is defined as a solution. If the particles are larger than 1,000 nanometers,......[Read More]
How to Build a DIY CD Rack

How to Build a DIY CD Rack

CD racks are used to store CDs for quick-and-easy access; you typically see them placed as near the CD player as possible. You'll find many design variations available in CD racks, but basic ones are not hard to construct if you are planning a DIY job. A simple CD rack is a great starter project for......[Read More]
Geodes Types

Geodes Types

Some geodes are formed by volcanic cooling lava.Don Smith/Photodisc/Getty ImagesGeode means "earthlike" in Latin. Spherical with a crystal interior, these rocks are usually 2 to 6 inches in diameter, but some 30-inch specimens have been found. Some geodes start as volcanic lava cools;.........[Read More]
Helicopter Communication Tools

Helicopter Communication Tools

Medical assistance is one of several important functions fulfilled by helicoptersHelicopter image by Dusi from Fotolia.comAfter centuries of theorizing and experimenting by early pioneers, including Leonardo Da Vinci, it was Russian-American pilot and engineer Igor Sikorsky who configured.........[Read More]
How to Reset a vMigo

How to Reset a vMigo

Jakks Pacfic manufactures the vMigo, a handheld virtual pet. With the vMigo, your children can learn all that is necessary to raise a pet, including feeding, training and playing with the pet. As with all electronic devices, the vMigo may not always operate as intended. When problems arise with the ......[Read More]
How to Determine Fossil Age

How to Determine Fossil Age

Modern scientists determine the age of a fossil using a procedure called radiometric dating. This process requires the use of a mass spectrometer to determine the radioisotopes present in a rock sample. Radioisotopes are atoms that decay and become different atoms. One example is uranium-235, which ......[Read More]
The Disadvantages of AC Motors

The Disadvantages of AC Motors

Alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) motors both convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. An AC motor consists of a stationary electrical component, known as a stator, and a rotating electrical component, known as a rotor, which rotates the motor shaft. Unlike DC motors, AC moto......[Read More]
Photovoltaic Panel Specifications

Photovoltaic Panel Specifications

Sunlight is converted to electrical energy by photovoltaic panels.Johannes Kroemer/Photodisc/Getty ImagesPhotovoltaic, in its simplest terms, means the conversion of sunlight into electrical energy. Accomplishing this conversion requires panels with cells that meet certain specifications,.........[Read More]