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These experiments, sponsored by UL, can introduce parents and kids to a variety of scientific principles in an engaging and interesting way. UL recently partnered with Health World to help keep science (and science safety!) a central part of the school experience. For more resources on promoting science safety at home, visit UL Safety Smart online.


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I wonder...Which of these objects will float? Try these experiments to learn why some things float and some things don’t.
Number of Downloads: 237  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder...Does warm water rise like warm air? Can I judge the temperature of water? Try these two experiments to see how hot water rises and whether you can accurately guess whether two bowls of water are different temperatures or the same.
Number of Downloads: 158  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder...How can I safely move and lift a heavy load? Your challenge is to move and lift a box filled with a whole lot of weight! You’ll do it once without any tools, then again with the help of three “simple machines”: a lever, a wheel, and an inclined plane. See whether it’s easier to do the job when you use the tools.
Number of Downloads: 164  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder...How strong a bridge can I build from simple materials? In this experiment, you will use paper index cards to build several different bridges and load them with pennies to test their relative strength.
Number of Downloads: 209  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder... How can I make a catapult? How can I make it even better? In this experiment, you’ll explore simple physics by making and testing two different kinds of catapults.
Number of Downloads: 137  | Created on: 08/28/2014
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