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Bead on a String Puzzle: the solution!

Here is the solution to the Bead (or nut!) on a String puzzle. If you came to the busy Magic Mayhem Saturday Science Club workshop, you may have made one of these. In this puzzle you challenge your friends and family to move the nut from one loop to the other. It’s very tricky and if you have forgotten how to do it, I’ve made this little video of the solution below. Good luck!

 

 

Giant Bubbles

You too can make Giant Bubbles! Once you’ve bought in a few bits of kit and some ingredients, there’ll be no stopping you! Both kids & adults love Giant Bubbles, they are awesome. Not only are these bubbles huge, but they float gracefully and the rainbow effect within them is stunning. So beautiful.

First you’ll need to make some bubble wands, then make the bubble juice. Read on to find out how!

Giant Bubbles with beautifulrRainbows

Beautiful Rainbow

Giant Bubbles with beautiful rainbows

Beautiful Rainbow

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Make Fluorescent Glowing Liquid

Make Awesome Glowing Liquid at Home using the Insides of a Yellow Highlighter Pen!

This is so easy to do!

Extracting the fluorescent liquid from a highlighter pen to make glowing liquid is so easy for this amazing and cool science experiment. Yellow highlighter pens work best as they have a good quantity of fluorescein – the fluorescent chemical inside the cartridge.

We had a go at extracting fluorescein at home recently and we were amazed at how bright the fluorescent liquid was. The kids loved it, just pouring it into the containers was really satisfying. We wrote with it and drew pictures too, which looked awesome under UV light! As you can see from the video we made some mess, but it was easy to clean up and left no stains.  Fluorescein from these pens is safe to handle too.

Lets see how we did it and watch the video…..

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My first blog!

I can’t believe it! I’m online and blogging on my brand new website!

I hope you like the new site. Please do let me know if you are having trouble finding your way around or if anything doesn’t seem to be working for you. It’s supposed to be fun and playful, but it is supposed to be functional too!

Have a good look around – you should get a really good idea of just what Sciencedipity is and what we hope to achieve…

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