mad is science

awesome science trick ever .

Posted by Waren-Neutron 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Science Fair

I really need science fair ideas i'm thirteen and i will have one week to do the experiments. I put a .pdf of the rules below. I'm not sure any of you have heard of NOAC its the National Order of the Arrow Confrence and it will be in Michigan, and they are offering a Science Fair

Posted by Pfarmkid 6 years ago


Science Section

Is it just me, or is the science section as a whole getting suckier?Science is my best subject. I get A's in school, avidly read Scientific American and other science magazines, read physics and astronomy books, and once gave a 45 minute speech about the viability of Algae as bio fuel (Instructable coming soon) for a science project. So obviously, when I first joined, I ate up the science section, reading through great instructables, like the ones created by egbertfitzwilly (oh, shut up, you know who I mean) and other great instructablers. I loved them. Now however, it seems to be full of toy guns, electronics projects that belong in tech and recipes. Goda**it, just because your beer recipe uses yeast doesn't make it a freaking science fair project! If your instructable doesn't need a second category, DON'T GIVE IT A SECOND CATEGORY. Whoa, that was hard, eh? For instance, this. Its not a bad Instructable, sure, what what the heck is it doing in the science section? How about the ginger beer instructable? Or smart LED's? Or a coding machine? I want, and I'm sure others want, more Egbert and Nurdrage styled instructables, with cool stuff that makes us go "Whoa" and want to do it ourselves, not some of the random junk that people seem to throw in to get an extra 3 hits.

Posted by Rotten194 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Beauty in Science

There is much beauty in the science world, although sometimes we have to really look hard, it is there. The history of such beauty is just touched on by NPR's Paging through history's beautiful scienceTake a gander at the star chart below, the actual one has portions that can be rotated....

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


science breakthroughs

What are the latest science breakthroughs

Asked by Robinson ruiz 9 years ago


science fair

I know theres a contest that just ended with the title science fair, but his post is because i need help with a schoool science fair. I don't want to use something already made because that would be too easy and I want to make something of my own. I'm in 9th grade honors physical science and I ned to come up with a topic soon and I just need some help. can you help me? pretty pretty please?

Posted by tomonto 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Science In Food

I love creating food its even more fun when science is involved. Anybody have some cool recipes to share?

Posted by FlatLinerMEDIC 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


science fair?

The school science fair is coming up and i need something original that will catch the teachers attention and be cheap any ideas ?

Asked by i_own_swagger 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Symphony Of Science

Autotune...

Posted by crestind 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


science Question!

While day dreaming in history class, A question popped into my mind; If our body temperature is 98 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) why are we uncomfortable in hot weather?

Posted by mynameisjonas 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Science Olympiad

Hey! Is anyone here in the Science Olympiad club in their school? If so, post about your Scrambler, Robot Ramble, or Sumo Bot!

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Science fair?

Our company just had its yearly company picnic and the theme was science fair! Everyone on the committee had to do a project for their booth. Mine was pretty cool! Is this happening soon or did I miss it?

Posted by beastbunny 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Fart for science!

Deep down, everybody loves a whoopee cushion.Yes, even you do.But what makes the funniest rubber trump? Short and high? Long and flobberly?And then there is the flip side of coin - what sounds do we hate most? Babies crying? Dental drills?The University of Salford Acoustic Research Centre is running two parallel online surveys to answer those questions, and you can help - follow this link to find both surveys. The fart survey is linked to Red Nose Day, so I expect the results will be out in mid-March.Sound surveys(No personal data is collected beyond gender, age and general location)

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Free, cool science interactives for learning science!

My name is George Mehler and I am the K-12 science supervisor for the Central Bucks School District and a key leader for Building a Presence for Science in Pennsylvania. We are a suburban Philadelphia school district, which serves about 20,000 students.We have been working on an online learning community for science education for the last 4 years and would like to invite you to take a look at it. In April 2006, we had over 300,000 hits from 85 different countries! This is a completely free and open web site, and will remain FREE.The name of the website is learningscience.org (http://www.learningscience.org/index.htm) Or click this link to see our LIFE SCIENCE section…http://www.learningscience.org/lifescience.htmWe have searched for, and found high-quality, FREE, web interactives from all over the world. We use the National Science Education Standards (NSES) as our framework. No matter what area of science (K-12) you are interested in you will find engaging interactives for your students. All of the interactives are free.Most of these interactives require the free plug-ins Flash, Shockwave, or Java, which many computers already have installed in their browser.Thanks for taking the time to visit us. If you find the site useful, please use our “Tell a Friend” feature at the bottom of each page to email others. Or if you found a cool interactive that we should know about please hit our “Report a Link” at the top of each page.George MehlerSupervisor of Science and Secondary TechnologyCentral Bucks School District267 893 2044gmehler@cbsd.orgProfessor of Science EducationTemple University

Posted by gmehler 11 years ago


Science fair ideas

Please help me think of a science fair topic for my science fair in 7 weeks. I need something that has something related to the environments because that is what is the judge this year is looking for. If you could help me think of an idea it would be great.

Posted by DELETED_Gavabc123 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Good science idea

Hi, could someone make an app that, maybe uses a similar technology, to be able to identify plants, animals, and fungi? You could make it into a database where the users of the app put in the information, much like Wikipedia, so its ever evolving. I'd really like to be able, in my wood travels, to take my non existing iphone, and scan an organism with it and know all about it. I feel that that would be awesome.

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


who is the father of science?

Asked by ferozarun 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is homeopathy a proven science?

Hi again people! This is yet another question to which i have to get definitive answers.  Is Homeopathy a proven science? Alternate medicines like homeopathy, Ayurveda are so common in my country, that most people tend to believe them blindly and are ready to take "medicines" from them for all kinds of problems, from Not-really-worth-bothering stuff like common cold, to moderate stuff like diabetes, and even extreme life threatening cases like cancer. To be honest, even i didn't bother looking into them much and few years back, i thought MAYBE it does work, after all so many people take it. But in my recent years, i have developed a condition known as psoriasis, so i had to start bothering as most people force me to take these medicines, as thus far, "Allopathy" does not have treatment to this condition. But alternative medicines claim they do. i was getting a little skeptical. When i started really questioning stuff, i didn't get quite satisfactory answers. Doing a little research on my own, i have seen videos from one of my favourite intellect, Prof.Richard Dawkins. He says that homeopathy is mostly bogus. When i question this to the people around me, specially the elders, they just throw it out of the window, and tell me that i am too young to understand stuff, and people who claim things know nothing about these kind of stuff. It is the same in case of Ayurveda. How far are these claims true? Is homeopathy(Alternative medicine in general) a bogus? If that is the case, then why is it so famous? Why is the community adopting it despite all this? Or have i misunderstood the concept? Do pardon me if my question was too long :)

Posted by charmquark 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Science of Irrational Behavior

A lovely book review from The New Yorker. The book sounds like fun:In "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" (Harper; $25.95), Dan Ariely, a professor at M.I.T., offers a taxonomy of financial folly. His approach is empirical rather than historical or theoretical. In pursuit of his research, Ariely has served beer laced with vinegar, left plates full of dollar bills in dorm refrigerators, and asked undergraduates to fill out surveys while masturbating. He claims that his experiments, and others like them, reveal the underlying logic to our illogic. "Our irrational behaviors are neither random nor senseless -- they are systematic," he writes. "We all make the same types of mistakes over and over." So attached are we to certain kinds of errors, he contends, that we are incapable even of recognizing them as errors. Offered FREE shipping, we take it, even when it costs us.Another review from The NYTimes with an entirely different set of examples. This is definitely starting to sound like a fun read.

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Cambridge Science Festival

I hope this is not a repeat, but I have read that the Cambridge Science Festival will be held on March 10-20 in Cambridge, EnglandCambridge Science FestivalGrand Opening EventCarol Vorderman, the Vice-Chancellor and aliens from Dr Who will open the Festival and invite you to discover the world of Science.With activities exploring the South Pole to China, there's something to suit all ages. This does look like it is an event aimed mostly at the younger crowd, however.

Posted by Goodhart 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Experiment For A Science Assignment? Answered

For my school assignment i need to design and carry out an experiment such as testing diferent ferlilisers on plants. I need some thing like that but it needs to be more complex. Any ideas?

Asked by signposts 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


FREE Science Stuff!

Free vials and closure sample by filling out a simple form. Mine came in today ,cool glass and plastic vial assortment  best of all Free! http://info1.thermoscientific.com/forms/CMD_9mmVialClosures?ce=E.12CMD.CC113.G044670.04&gp;=WMI-Web%20MS%20Internal Just fill out the form and receive the Free Scientific bounty that awaits! Put in my request  10/31/12 received today 11/19/12.

Posted by Lucky7x7 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Citizen Science contest

Hey! I have entered 1 of my instructable in the sci-starter contest. I wanted to know one thing that the contest states.It says - "Select one or more to solve or come up with your own creative solution to a challenge you face as a citizen scientist!" So, from it I perceived that if I have a problem as a citizen contest I can submit an instructable solving it. So, I submitted 2 of my instructables- https://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-TEST-YOUR-TRANSISTORS-WITH-YOUR-MULTIMETERS/ https://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-CALCULATE-RESISTOR-CERAMIC-CAPACITOR-VALU/ But I  got both of them rejected. As the other instructables in the contest include how to make a motor,how to make a carrot cannon,power your home with steam.etc. I do not think either of them is a solution to any problem. Thank you

Posted by pranjal12 6 years ago


Science fair project?

Its that time of year when all the science nerds and geeks come to enter the science fair! Now the problem with me (a science geek) is that I have no idea what to do! I really need something to blow the judges minds, so if you have anything awesome please tell me. Happy building!

Asked by pyro=fire 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


New Science Forum

For anyone interested, I'm trying to start up a homebrew science site. It could use some more members :Phttp://homebrewscience.comEventually, you'll be able to participate in member projects, write articles (and have them peer-reviewed), and share photos and video.

Posted by Sno 11 years ago


CoilGun science project

Ok, i'm doing a science project and I chose to use the Coilgun-Handgun Instructable to build a coilgun and test its damage and lethality on human flesh using a piece of ballastic gelatin. Does anybody know if there is a way to measure the damage against the gelatin or another experiment i could do with the gun?

Posted by renkun67 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Plasma ball science

What happens when you take off the top of one of those plasma balls? What is the sciene behind them? Can you take off the plasitc dome and put it in a different case?

Posted by astrozombies138 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Women in Computer Science

There was a great article in this week's san francisco bay guardian about the interdisciplinary computer science program at mills college. the program is aim at students that would like to pursue a masters or phd in cs but did not study cs as an undergrad. link to program http://ics.mills.edu/link to article http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=2554&catid;=4&volume;_id=254&issue;_id=276&volume;_num=41&issue;_num=15

Posted by ammeze 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Sciences PI Plate

Hi every ones, I'm a young engenner in plant biotechnology. On my free time i try to create an open source plate for the Raspberry pi which has lots of functionality very usefull for science project (Plant growing, Invitro cell, hydroponic control, compotemental study...) I'm really a beginer in electronics, but i read a lot electronic book, looking schematic and see video. This plate have : -8x relay 220V 5A control by a Darlington Array -8x Analog input -4x BNC connector connect to 4 Atlas Scientific Stamp (Ph, EC, DO...) -RTC clock (to be sure of time when data are store on database) -LCD screen 16x2 to facilite the reading without computer -This project will come with backend/frontend distribution Before i order all parts and PCB, i wondering if you be able to check my schematic to validate it and maybe improve it  :P Schematic Image files (2Mo) Fritzing file FZZ I have few question too  : 1/ Can i connect all my ICs and LCD to my external power supply, i read on internet this is better than connect on the 5V from the Raspberry PI? 2/ If i connect all 5V on my external supply how many amps i have to provide (the sum of all amps require by parts)? 3/ Do you know an I2C IC can replace the 74HC4052 to make all the plate in I2C and made it usable by more than a Raspberry PI ? (if it interesting) 4/ Which width is recommand for the wire on my pcb 24 mil (or smaller), and for the 220V Relay the biggest ?? Thanks you for your help, and your website ! Regards Erwan

Posted by wanoo 5 years ago


Ideas Related to arduino for a goob science project for science exhibition?

Hey Frnds! The is going to be a science exhibition in our school and i want to make something that is the best of all. I have recently bought an Arduino UNO and i'm excited to use it in my project. I saw many things that can be made out of arduino but i'm not sur if it can be a good project or not. Can you please give some suggestions and explain them a bit. If possible plz also give its link. I will be very grateful to all of u.

Asked by 1101Snehil 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Science and Spirituality -- not necessarily in opposition

There's a cute little article (blog entry) in New Scientist, about a collaboration between a Buddhist monastery in India and San Francisco's Exploratorium. Buddhism, especially under the 14th Panchen Dalai Lama, has had a very favorable and welcoming attitude toward science. Traditional Buddhist practice toward enlightment stresses observation, experiment, and reproducibility (all classic hallmarks of "scientific" investigation), and elevates personal questioning above outside authority (unlike traditional Judeo-Christian-Islamist "revelation").

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


science fair project ideas?

It cant be like book report and I want to do some thing really cool. Thanx?

Asked by ginger snaps 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Science Fair result are up!

Here are the results!

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Citizen Science Contest - SciStarter

Citizen Science Contest Millions of "regular" people are helping scientists discover galaxies, measure climate change, track species' migrations, monitor air and water pollution, and more through citizen science projects featured on SciStarter.com. Help make their experiences better by coming up with solutions to some real annoyances: stop critters from eating sunflowers planted to observe pollinating bees, help remind volunteers to reset rain gauges and report measurements, link activities to social experiences. Or, dream up your own home-based research project that involves public participation to advance a field of scientific research. The Challenges: To get you started, we've listed four specific--and very real--challenges sent to us by project organizers. These problems impact the experience of the participants, and/or the ability of the project to reach its full potential. Select one or more to solve or come up with your own creative solution to a challenge you face as a citizen scientist! - Create Inexpensive Hail Pads - Stop Critters from Eating Sunflowers - Help Participants Submit Their Data - Provide 1000 cheap, wireless climate data loggers Enter now! Contest closes January 21, 2013

Posted by scistarter 6 years ago


Epic Science Fair Ideas? Answered

I am not a big fan of doing a science fair project, but I would love to do something big and fun with minimal actual work. Does anyone have an idea?

Asked by aarobro56 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Epic Science Fair Project?

Okay, Okay I won't do the Digital Taste project anymore. But I need help with a new one. I am in grade 10, but i have a good understanding of arduino and programming. What projects could I do? I really only want answers about electronics or programming, as those are some of my areas of skill. So what could I do? I'm looking for innovations possibly, or really cool things remotely related to science. If possible, it should cost under $100 to make a basic working prototype, and I already have basic arduino electronic parts.Thanks. 

Asked by headslant 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Need Science Help. Is this safe?

On my ongoing quest to find a science fair, I stumbled upon this : it's basicalle a high voltage motor that acts like a bell, with a clapper that bangs from one can (or bell) to the other and back again.The thing is, it get's it energy by putting an aluminum foil over a TV screen, which has a lot of static electricity.I was wondering, is this safe?

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The 2011 Google Science Fair

"Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today." "The competition is open to students aged 13 to 18 from around the world working on their own or in a team of two or three." Sounds interesting! More information here: http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/ Teachers Resources: http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/teachers.html

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Mad Science Tee Shirts!

Hello fellow instructablers!  I started my first ever teespring.com crowd funded run of tshirts about a week ago, and I'm SO CLOSE to hitting my goal!   I figured Mad Science (being the best science) might be of interest to the rest of the instructables community.  This is my own design, and I'm pretty proud of it.  Perhaps you'd like to share your own love of Mad Science by sporting one of these awesome shirts, or giving one as a gift to the Mad Scientist in your life! As of this posting (December 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm) there's just 3 days and 19 hours to go!  If I get just 10 people to preorder they get printed (I'm at 9 now), and if I get more than that then I make a little scratch to fund future projects. http://teespring.com/bestscience

Posted by depotdevoid 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Need ideas for basic science! Answered

Hey guys. I'm in my final year of school before we all part ways and go to university, and a small group of us had an idea to do an outreach program to local primary schools- British equivalent of Elementary School with grade 7. As part of the program we are aiming to interest these kids in learning sciences and engineering since we could be doing with more people taking these subjects in the academy. So can you guys offer any suggestions as to what we can demonstrate and what activities we can get the kids involved in? We have a few ideas for biology, chemistry and physics but not so many for engineering... Just a little side note, I'm not sure how American schools operate but in Britain we have EXTENSIVE (annoying) health and safety crap and risk assessments if a pupil coughs, so nothing too... Explosive Thanks, Tom

Asked by thomas9666 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Green Science Fair Winners

Instructables and Discover Magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest!We asked you to show us some great green ideas and you responded with a flood of them. Over 200 Instructables were submitted over the past few weeks and tons of useful information has been put out there to help others with their own green projects. You are all an inspiration, truly.Thank you for putting so much time and effort into these Instructables. As always, we wish we had more prizes to give out. Now, on with the winners! First 10 Entries For jumping into the contest early, the authors of these Instructables will receive a Discover Magazine t-shirt. Ways to be green How to get FREE 9 Volt Batteries Recycle plastic grocery bags into Loons! Tips on how to improve gas mileage All-Natural Incense Burner Science Fair Display Board How to recycle an old sweater How to Boycott the Bottle Easy Seed Starter Supercharged Lemon Runners-UpThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a copy of 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, a book from the Editors at Discover magazine. Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle How to Make an Easy Inverted Planter £5 Japanese lamp from recycled materials Trickle charging auto-switching LED helmet Make your own plastic tote bag from recycled plastic bags From old Tourist Map to Gift Bag How to Make A Solar Powered Fan! solar lawn mower How To Smell Pollutants Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Eton FR150 Microlink, a Solar-Powered, Crank-powered Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger. Cheap solar tracker Organic planting pots from newspapers Bike Generator Recycled Denim Shopping Bag The Green Pail Retained Heat Cooker Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a Sansa Express 1GB MP3 player, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Solar Powered Trike Urban Homestead Garden (squarefoot gardening abridged) First Prize The author of this Instructable will receive a Celestron Skyscout that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Plus Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers. Make Your Own Biodiesel Processor Thank you to all of our judges for helping to choose the winners. Colin Bulthaup (CTO of Potenco, co-founder Squid Labs)Christy Canida (Instructables)Stephen Cass (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Saul Griffith (President of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs, MacArthur Fellow) Corwin Hardham (CTO of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs)Jeremy Jacquot (treehugger.com, USC student in environmental sciences) Tom Kostigen (co-author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time)Ed Lewis (Instructables)Corey Powell (Executive Editor at Discover Magazine) Sarah Richardson (Senior Editor at Discover Magazine) Gemma Shusterman (Media Lab grad, Juror for the 2008 SIGGRAPH art gallery)Tyghe Trimble (News Editor at Discover Magazine)Eric Wilhelm (Instructables, co-founder Squid Labs) Daniel Wilson (Roboticist, author of How to Build a Robot Army) Laura Wright (Senior Editor of On Earth Magazine, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council)

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Are Science and Engineering skills are required?

First of all, hi everyone, I'm new to the forums and this is my first post so bear with me if my questions are strange! I've been taking glances at the projects in Instructables, and I am really happy to find a site that shared my passion in home science/technology/DIY projects! I am studying Physics (first year) at my city's University (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and I was always fascinated by science, technology and especially computers-electronics. Instructables' projects 'pushed' me to get some basic tools (A 25 W soldering iron, a soldering pump, a pair of 'helping hands' with a magnifying glass, screwdrivers, wire cutters, wire strippers, some other basic tools and recently a Dremel 300) and frequently, I've been trying some of the simpler projects. But, since science will be my future profession, I'm not content by just reading instructions and following through...I want to understand the principles behind the instructables (for example, electronics) and even make my own small projects at home. As I said, electronics/electrical engineering projects are kind of my favorite, and I often get frustrated by just blindly following through the instructable, and I ask myself 'how did he think about that' or 'how did he know how to build this circuit' or 'how did he choose his materials'. So, do you really have to be an engineer to plan the more advanced -electronics or not- projects or can anybody get a book/website and learn about those skills? I often get ideas about projects of my own, but I don't know how to choose materials for them...does this skill come from experience or gained by an engineering degree? Is Physics a good enough degree to help me with my projects? And another question that has been around my head for a while: do you actually get pen and paper, lay down designs and scientific formulas-calculations to build a more advanced project? Thank you!

Posted by loxagos_snake 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Citizen Science Contest Prize ?

I won a prize in the citizen scientest contest , I recieved my instructables prize pack but no sign of the rain gauge. Please help on this .

Asked by Bot1398 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


electroplating science fair help?

I was wondering if anyone knows an experiment i can do that involves electroplating (the experiment should not be just "electroplate something". i need a question so to create a hypothesis). if anyone has one, i need it as soon as possible.

Asked by benoscar 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Simon Field's Science Toys

On my visit to Simon Field's farm, Simon showed my friends and me a great many awesome tricks and toys.  Of course, Simon does run Scitoys.com so this isn't surprising!  First we saw his workshop where he spends his time doing research, inventing things and writing books about them. He showed us a trick of floating aluminum pans off of a Tesla coil which I sadly did not get any pictures of. Next he got out a small vaccuum chamber and set some marshmallows in it. Yes they expand awesomely as the pressure declines, but what happens after that surprised me. Take a look: He also had a board which he had painted with homemade phosphorescent paint, made from ground-up strontium aluminate (I believe it was).  You could "draw" on it with a laser pointer: Here is an example of Franklin's bells, an electrical demonstration made famous by Benjamin Franklin.  A small metal clapper is suspended between two metal bells, each of which is hooked up to one end of an electrical circuit.  If sufficient voltage is passed through the circuit, the clapper is attracted to one bell, touches it, releases (or obtains) electrons to become similarly charged, whereupon it is repulsed.  It is then charged oppositely to the other bell and is attracted to it, until it touches that bell and swaps charges.  The cycle repeats as long as the circuit is maintained. The last thing we did was to eat whipped cream... that had been frozen in liquid nitrogen!  This turned Quinn into a dragon.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


What's your Science Fair project?

So, this is how our science fair project for the elementary school science fair turned out. Everyone should be encouraged at a young age to have an interest in science. As they say, "If you ain't having fun in science(or any other subject), you ain't!" This was crafted from paper mache(monocoque nose shell over a cardboard superstructure), laminated cardboard eyeglass frame, and homemade science fair display board.We thought about everyone wanting to touch the display so we put black yarn in the open nostrils below to simulate nose hair if someone decided to pick this nose. We couldn't add slime. Gross-out factor is high in the fun quotient. Remember, you can pick your friends; you can pick your nose; but you can't pick your friend's nose... It would be great if we could see what everyone else worked on. Of course we need ideas to top this one for next year's project! Edit 5/20/08Yay! Caitlin was co-winner for first place in the Fourth Grade Science Fair at school. The other girl won for testing to see if different strengths of Listerine actually helped kill germs in the mouth by doing swabs and cultures. Congrats to the young ones.

Posted by caitlinsdad 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


No Science on Ibles?! (Plus another error)

Ibles has no science?! When exploring "all" on ibles, I noticed that the science catrgory is absentfrom the bar on top, yet appears on the sidebar. See pictures... I also noticed, that when I tried to upload the pictures, only the first one appeared....twice....I also tried uploading the other picture separetly, but the 1st picture was uploaded again....

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium

Underneath their sober lab coats and flannel shirts, scientists hide images of their scientific passions.Writer Carl Zimmer wondered aloud whether many scientists have tattoos that reflect their science or other geeky interests, and the response was an emphatic yes. He's posting the photos and stories of scientific ink up at the Science Tattoo Emporium. Today's is a gorgeous backpiece of the tree of life, belonging to a grad student in zoology at the University of Melbourne.Of course, now I'm curious -- do any of you makers, builders, tinkerers, and crafters have geeky tattoos? If not, what would your tattoo be? Carl Zimmer writes a fascinating science blog called The Loom along with other science journalism.

Posted by reno_dakota 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


My instructable made it into Popular Science!

Just wanted to share this because its pretty cool.  My instructable from a few years back, USB Bike Generator, is featured in the DIY section of Popular Science in the May issue which is out now.   Here is the online article Popular Science - Amp your Ride but turn to page 74 of the magazine and check it out too. Just goes to show that posting instructables can lead to some really great things.  So start making things you love and put it on Instructables!

Posted by Doug Costlow 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


science fair time- Rubens Tube!

Well, it is science fair time once again and me and my friend have decided to build a rubens tube and test differences between frequencies. Anyways, There are 2 good instructables on the subject and i am not sure which one to pick. We need to start building it this weekend so all the parts must come from home depot or somewhere. any suggestions?

Posted by ir0n_ma1den 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago