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General Making a working model of a coal mine India
Static Electricity Use a ruler to make static electricity Australia
Biology Project idea with plants USA
General Making a self-sustaining power source USA
General Would like a link for scientific instruments UK
General Wants to interview on science project USA
Static Electricity Send me more experiments for static electricity? USA
Static Electricity I want an experiment on electroscope India
Static Electricity What is the reason for doing this experiment? USA
Static Electricity How to light a bulb with static electricity India

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Making a working model of a coal mine

Topic: General


September 28, 2012

I want to make a working model on coal mines. Please guide me of suggest any other interesting working model.

Anubhav - India



You can make a model of a coal mine by showing its insides with a frame that has glass or plexiglass to show the tunnels and such. You can use regular dirt, but you must have black material or even coal to show where the workers would be digging.

It would be very difficult to make a working model, since you would need model trains and digging machines inside your model. It is better to show what the inside of a coal mine looks like and then show pictures of what the workers do to get out the coal.

Best wishes in your project.

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Use a ruler to make static electricity

Topic: Static Electricity


September 10, 2012

take a ruler, wipe it on your hair the put it on a small piece of paper,the paper should stay on the ruler

Lena - Australia



Thanks for the experiment idea.

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Project idea with plants

Topic: Biology


September 5, 2012

I had a science fair idea:

See what difference leaves make for a plant.

I entered it into my science fair at school and won third place. Here's what I did:

Collected two of at least three different kinds of plants from the store (two daisy plants, two geranium plants, etc.)
For each pair, one had its leaves cut off. The other kept its leaves.
Each plant was given same amount of water, sunlight, etc.
Each plant was observed (growth was measured, color was checked, number of blooms was counted) every day.
After a certain amount of time, (at least a week) all data was gathered up and a conclusion was made.

I hope I wasn't too detailed or anything. Hope you like it!

Lily - USA



That sound like a great idea for a science project. It is also good that you keep conditions the same.

Best wishes for success in your project.

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Making a self-sustaining power source

Topic: General


July 15, 2012

Thank you sir for all of this helpful information, I asked for this information because I am attempting to build a Self Sastaining Power Source and the last thing I needed was the materials so again I thank you sir and if u would like I was hopping to start a team to start the building and testing of my model. So if ur interested just give me an email.

Holton - USA



A self-sustaining power source would require energy from some natural source, such as wind, Sun, geothermal energy, etc. Otherwise, it is considered a "perpetual motion machine", which will not run forever.

The best route in forming a team to help build and even fund your project is to write up plan that explains what you are doing, materials needed, and such. If you want to protect your plans, you can omit vital points or register the plans.

You want people in your own community to help, so check with Science Clubs in high schools or among Physics students in your local colleges. Some may want to join your team. Once a working model is made, you might be able to get outside funding.

Best wishes for success with your invention.

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Would like a link for scientific instruments

Topic: General


June 11, 2012

We are a Company supplying Scientific Instruments with an educational site. We would like to promote this site for students and I would like to know if I could place a Banner on your home page with a link to our site

I look forward to your reply

Mrs Nicolette Davis
Manager United Kingdom

Nicolette - UK



You seem to have a wide array of scientific instruments available for industry. Some may be of interest to teachers and students for their experiments.

I will be updating our Scientific Experiments section soon and can add a link to your company website.

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Wants to interview on science project

Topic: General


March 18, 2012

Dear Mr. Ron Kurtus:

I am writing to ask permission to interview you by email for my science project. I would like to send you four or five questions concerning your work and my science fair project. I am a fifth grade student testing whether hair color affects the amount of static electricity produced. I understand you are busy and may not have time, but any help is appreciated.


Macie - USA



Static electricity and hair color is a good experiment. But the big factor is not so much color but the thickness of the strands of hair and how oily the hair is.

Redheads usually have very thin, dry strands of hair, which should respond well to static charges. People with black, straight hair usually have thicker strands of hair. Also, some may have more oily hair that may not respond well to static electricity.

Feel free to ask questions on your project, and I'll try to answer them.

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Send me more experiments for static electricity?

Topic: Static Electricity


March 9, 2012

could you send me some more of your experiments for static electricity?

zachery - USA



Sorry, but that is all we have available right now.

We'll be adding more experiments in the near future.

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I want an experiment on electroscope

Topic: Static Electricity


February 19, 2012

i want experiment on electroscope

apurv - India



An electroscope is used to detect static electricity. You can make or purchase an electroscope to do experiments in detecting and measuring static electricity.

See: Detection of Static Electricity for more information.

See: Simple Electroscope for how to make one.

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What is the reason for doing this experiment?

Topic: Static Electricity


November 20, 2011

what is the reason for doing this experiment

chanda - USA



Most static electricity experiments are simply demonstrations of the effects of the force. You can also try to vary things to see which method works the best. The most difficult thing is to actually measure the forces involved.

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How to light a bulb with static electricity

Topic: Static Electricity


August 29, 2011

How to light a bulb and enable the static electricity to make some devices to charge if any please do mail to my id i want to know the exact procedure to do the things with static electricity

- India



Using a high power static electricity generator, such as a Van de Graaff generator, you can light fluorescent bulbs at a distance.

See Generating Static Electricity as a source.

Also, go though our lessons and experiments.

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