Science Notes Posts


Galungung volcanic eruption
Volcanic lightning is an electrical discharge produced by a volcanic eruption. Because the static electricity is produced in an ash plume rather than a cloud, volcanic lightning is sometimes called a dirty thunderstorm. History The earliest historical record of volcanic lightning came from the ancient Roman, Pliny the Younger. He […]

How Volcanic Lightning Works   Recently updated !



In addition to the prestige of winning an event at the Olympics, the victor receives a gold medal. At one time, Olympic gold medals were real solid gold. However, the last time a solid gold medal was awarded was at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Modern Olympic gold medals are sterling […]

Are Olympic Gold Medals Real Gold?   Recently updated !


Watch a solution change from pink to clear and back again with the hot and cold demonstration. (Ty Nigh)
Pink Color Change Chem Demo Here’s a fun chemistry demonstration that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or to illustrate an oxidation-reduction reaction. The Vanishing Valentine involves shaking a solution, causing it to turn pink. If the pink Valentine solution is left undisturbed, it will become colorless. The color change cycle can […]

Vanishing Valentine Chemistry Demonstration   Recently updated !


Olympic Rings Chemistry Demonstration
Produce the colors of the Olympic rings in this easy chemistry color change demonstration. The colors of the Olympic Rings represent the colors of the flags of all the countries that participated in the 1912 Olympic Games. The Olympic Rings are blue, black, red, yellow, and green on a white […]

Olympic Rings Chemistry Demonstration   Recently updated !



Periodic Table Metals - 2017 5
Most elements can be considered metals. They are grouped together in the middle to the left-hand side of the periodic table. The metals consist of the alkali metals, alkaline earths, transition metals, lanthanides, and actinides. Properties of Metals The metals share several common properties, including: solid at room temperature (with […]

List of Metals





If you live in a place that gets winter, you know (or may be) a person who steps outdoors, sniffs the airs, and declares it “smells like snow.” Others might not be keen on weather prediction, but swear the fluffy, white flakes have a distinctive aroma. Can you tell when […]

Can You Smell Snow?   Recently updated !






Icelandic Blue Striped Iceberg
Most icebergs are white, but they occur in a wide range of colors, including blue, green, yellow, black, and striped. The colors depend on the amount of air in the ice and whether it contains any impurities. Iceberg color changes over time. Exposure to air and sunlight can erode the […]

What Color Is an Iceberg?