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    Marbled Christmas Gift Wrap

    Kids, it's really easy to make your own gift wrap which can then be a part of your holiday gifts! You can even add a holiday scent to the paper for an extra special touch. MATERIALS. You'll need paper (regular printer paper is fine), shaving cream, food coloring or water-soluble paints, silverw...

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    The Chemical Bulletin - January 2013 to December 2013

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    Make Dry Ice Bubbles

    Kids, you can use sublimating dry ice to produce carbon dioxide gas to fill bubbles. Here we will give you three variations for this experience, beginning from simple and gradually getting a little more complex. Please note: All chemicals and experiments can entail an element of risk, and no exper...

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    Quick Cups of Crystals

    Kids, this is a great way to quickly make a large amount of crystal needles! Please note: All chemicals and experiments can entail an element of risk, and no experiments should be performed without proper adult supervision. In a cup or a small, deep bowl, mix 1/2 cup of Epsom salts (magnesium sul...

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    Supercooled Slushy Science

    Kids, here’s a way to cool off and amaze your friends by making a soda turn into a slushy on command. And all you need is some soda and a freezer! The slushy project works especially well with 16-oz or 20-oz carbonated soft drinks in plastic bottles. Please note: All chemicals and experiment...

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    ACS Career Fair On-site & Online

    August 28-31 Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO The ACS Career Fair in August will be a hybrid event, fully integrating the Virtual Career Fair into the on-site ACS Career Fair held concurrently with the ACS national meeting in Denver. This innovative online/on-site Career Fair will offer job...

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    Best Bubble Recipes

    Kids, how often have you felt like blowing bubbles but couldn’t find a bottle of them around the house? And are you tired of bubbles that pop as soon as you blow them? A soap bubble consists of a thin layer of water trapped between two layers of soap molecules. The tricks to longer-lasting,...

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    Glowing Petroleum Jelly

    Kids, what makes certain things glow under black lights? First, let’s talk about the light. The reason black lights are called "black lights" is because they give off very little light that our eyes can see. Visible light contains the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, and bl...

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    Make Fake Glass

    Kids, why aren’t people really hurt in movies when they appear to be thrown through glass windows? To discover their secret you can make stage "fake" glass by heating sugar and spreading it onto a cookie sheet. Be sure to have adult supervision when you do this activity! Please note: All ...

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    Water Balloon Ice Gems

    Kids, this is an easy way to make some decorations for your house if you live in a cold climate. You'll need water, balloons, food coloring, and outside temperatures below 25°F for at least two days. Please note: All chemicals and experiments can entail an element of risk, and no experiments ...

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