LunarPhase is a utility for Win 95/98/NT/7/8 which provides a range of information on the Moon and, to a lesser degree, the Sun, graphically displaying the current phase of the moon (in real time). In both free and pro version Lunar Phase offers you a broad array of information on the world around you.
It uses the user’s geographic location, Timezone and Daylight Savings Time (set on the Configuration screen) for its calculations, so these must be set up correctly. All times displayed (and printed) are in local time.
Or – grab a telescope and go see for yourself! Great fun …
Celestia is a space travel simulator. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. There are add ins to expand the catalogs and images of comets, stars, solar system objects, and deep space objects. You can even add in fictional objects such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, etc.
Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn’t confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.
Runs as a stand-alone program on a user’s computer
Excellent space travel simulator. Additional stars, deep space, and solar system catalogs and images available as add in.
Open source freeware
Portable version available http://portableapps.com/apps/education/celestia_portable
Or – for even more fun take a look for yourself! …
10 cool and crazy science experiments compilation. Amazing science experiments with Coca-Cola including: Diet Coke & Mentos, the milk and Coke experiment, chlorine reaction with phosphoric acid, rocket Coca Cola, boiled Coke, Coca Cola and Red Bull, keep meat with Coca-Cola, and a beautiful lava lamp.
In this video, you will see:
– Coca Cola incredible chemical reactions
– Coca Cola hydromassage bath
– What happens if you mix milk, Coke and Red Bull?
– Coca Cola and Mentos experiments
– Which one goes higher with Mentos: Regular Coca Cola or Diet Coke?
– What really happens when you add coke to raw pork
– Diet Coke Mentos Rocket
– Float or sink? Why a can of regular Coca Cola will sink in pure water and a can of Diet Coke will float?
– Amazing Science Experiments you can do with Coca Cola
– Coca Cola fantastic lava lamp
– What happens if you boil Coca Cola?
– Coca Cola vs Coca Cola Zero vs Diet Coke / Coca Cola Light, sugar test
– Coca Cola and milk: turn Coke into water
– Crazy facts about Coca-Cola
– Diet Coke and Mentos challenge
.. and much more!
10 magic and very cool science experiments you can do at home with the whole family! Amazing experiments to entertain you and your kids: Cool Science Chemistry ❄ ❄ Experiment for a holiday full of fun in the warmth of your home!
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When a seed that has been planted starts to sprout, it is called germination. Different seeds require different conditions to germinate, but they all need three things: light, heat, and water. In this experiment we’ll investigate how light affects the germination of bean seeds.
3 clear CD cases, with the plastic piece that holds the CD removed
Potting soil or seed starter
1 package of bean seeds (pinto or lima beans work well)
A piece of thin, see through cloth such as cheese cloth
A piece of dark colored cloth or a small cardboard box
An eyedropper or small squeeze bottle like eye drops come in (wash it thoroughly first)
Place a few handfuls of soil or seed starter into the pail.
Add enough water to make sure that the soil is moist.
Open the CD cases with the hinge to the side so that the small openings in the case are on the top and bottom. Add a small amount of soil to each case. Make sure to fill the cases only half way so that your seed has room to grow.
Place your seed in the middle of the soil with the small dot facing downward. The bean should be positioned so that it is in the shape of a frown rather than a smile. You may want to plant two seeds to make sure at least one germinates.
Add a few more drops of water onto the seed.
Close the CD case and use the clear tape to secure the bottom and sides. Make sure to leave the top openings uncovered so you can water your seeds.
Place the cases in a warm area of the house and leave one case uncovered.
Cover the second case with cheese cloth or other material that will let some light through.
Cover the third case with the dark material or place it in the cardboard box. (make sure all the cases are standing upright with the bottom of the seed facing downward)
Use the eyedropper or squeeze bottle to water your seeds each day, giving each seed the same amount.
Check the seeds each day to see if they have germinated and record the results in a notebook.
You should see that the seed in the uncovered case will germinate first, followed by the one with the see through cloth. The seed that doesn’t get any light should take the longest to germinate.
If you want to continue your experiment to see how light affects plant growth, leave the seeds where they are and continue watering them. As they grow, you’ll notice a big difference in the growth rate of the three plants as well as in their color.