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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...Why do we install smoke alarms up high? Try this experiment to see how hot air rises.
Number of Downloads: 126  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder...Can I can see the power of solar energy in action? In this experiment, you’ll see how you can influence the amount of energy you capture from the light using different-colored surfaces, and observe the different waves that make up white (“visible”) light. Finally, you’ll experience how light energy can be converted into electricity.
Number of Downloads: 131  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder...Can I pay attention to the sounds around me when I’m listening to music? This experiment uses over-the-ear headphones and in-ear headphones to experience how these devices make it hard to hear outside noises such as a siren, train whistle, car horn, or other sounds you might hear when walking, biking, or skating.
Number of Downloads: 124  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder...What is there to know about static electricity? In this adventure, you’ll experience how electrons move from one object to another and see the effect of static electricity firsthand.
Number of Downloads: 148  | Created on: 08/28/2014
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