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At ScienceSouth, we're all about inspiring, educating, and entertaining the next generation of scientists. As the outreach coordinator, my goal is to bring hands-on workshops and minds-on assembly shows to schools and organizations seeking engaging STEAM programming. My goal for this profile is post relatively inexpensive activities that you can modify and expand to make your own! Each activity will have science content. Like us on Facebook and check out our website at www.sciencesouth.org!

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  • DWSciSouth commented on DWSciSouth's instructable Iridescent Art4 months ago
    Iridescent Art

    Hey there! The layer has to be incredibly thin. Nail polish is extremely hydrophobic- could be the nitrocellulose . You can observe its hydrophobic nature as the droplet comes in contact with the water- it spreads out almost instantaneously. As it spreads, it thins out in a manner that I couldn’t possibly replicate by painting. Therefore, if you try to just paint over the sandpaper, I’m assuming that you’ll just get a glossy looking sheet of sandpaper. Don’t take my word for it, try it out and let me know how it works!Take care,Dana

    If kept indoors it should last a couple of years. The Batman cutout was created over a year ago, but it looks a bit worn because it was thrown in a storage bin with other sandpaper and wasn’t stored properly. Also the one picture at the very top of the instructable-with mostly blue in the iridescent sandpaper-is well over a year old. If you’re planning on leaving it out in a room or framing it, it will last for years. I’m not planning on coating my dragon in anything because I know it will be okay, but if you really want something extra, it might take some experimentation. I will tell you that hair spray will completely remove the iridescence. I guess you’ll have to figure out what nail polish isn’t soluble in. It’s extremely hydrophobic, if that hel...

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    If kept indoors it should last a couple of years. The Batman cutout was created over a year ago, but it looks a bit worn because it was thrown in a storage bin with other sandpaper and wasn’t stored properly. Also the one picture at the very top of the instructable-with mostly blue in the iridescent sandpaper-is well over a year old. If you’re planning on leaving it out in a room or framing it, it will last for years. I’m not planning on coating my dragon in anything because I know it will be okay, but if you really want something extra, it might take some experimentation. I will tell you that hair spray will completely remove the iridescence. I guess you’ll have to figure out what nail polish isn’t soluble in. It’s extremely hydrophobic, if that helps. Also you run the risk of the coating interfering with the iridescence. If you find something though, please share it with us. Take care,Dana

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  • DWSciSouth commented on DWSciSouth's instructable Iridescent Art4 months ago
    Iridescent Art

    I might have an option for you. I have made the dragon head in a clear Sparco page protector (see below). Maybe you can use one of those black plastic folders that can be found at the dollar tree. I would try to rough up the surface of whatever you try to coat in the iridescence. Too slick of a surface and I think it might not adhere or it might easily wipe off.

    I submitted it, but I'm not sure it's on the same level as some of the other entries. I have referenced this site many times and I'm always amazed at everyone's creativity and ingenuity. EVERYONE is just so clever. I'm just happy that some people are considering this activity as a creative outlet.

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