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Science Mom's Guide to Water, Part 6

Learn about why things dissolve with six hands-on activities, including crystals, bath bombs, and more.
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Junium

The element Junium is known for philanthropy and a love of animals.
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Marivic

The designer of the Science Mom Logo has great kicking skills too.
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Bethium

A reminder that taking time to smell the roses or watch the butterflies is very much worthwhile.
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Science Mom's Mom

My partner in plant watching and more.
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Kiddon

The 5th element is full of kid power.
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Hoovium

Element 4 in the Periodic Table of Patrons
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Aprilium

Element 94 in the Periodic Table of Patrons.
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Kendrite

Element 42 in the Periodic Table of Patrons
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Amandite

The 10th member of the table is Amandite, author, nurse, and one of the earliest Science Mom patrons.
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Science is More than Trivia - an interview with Leilanium

Patron number 3 shares thoughts about science and effective teaching.
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Patron Number 25

Manganese from the Periodic Table of Elements is a trace mineral that works behind the scenes, well hidden. Meganese from the Periodic Table of Patrons also enjoys a certain degree of secrecy.
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A Newsletter for the Curious Reader

A sample of the monthly newsletter I send my patrons, this post has notes from May 2017, photos, and book reviews.
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What color is blood REALLY?

Science Mom investigates what color blood really is, and why veins appear blue.
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Science Mom's Guide to Water, Part 5

Water is known as the "universal solvent," but there's one thing it does not dissolve: oil. In this installment we explore some of the amazing things you can do with these two very different liquids.
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Introducing Patron Number 1: Sergium

The first patron to join the Periodic Table of Patrons, Serge is a mathematician and chess enthusiast.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the questions Science Mom hears most often.
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Science Mom's Guide to Water, Part 4

In this Science Guide we explore how and why water freezes with 5 fun investigations (and enjoy some homemade ice cream too).
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Science Mom's Guide to Water, Part 3

Gravity isn't the only force that makes water move. In small spaces, capillary action can take water any direction. We explore both of these aspects with papertowels and siphons.
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Science Mom's Guide to Water, Part 2

Water has the strongest surface tension of any non-metallic liquid. In this guide we explore just how strong surface tension is--and how it can change--through several hands-on activities.
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Science Mom's Guide to Water, Part 1

Come explore cohesion and the basic physics of forces with The Gravity Defying Lid, a Magic Screen, and Hot and Cold Water Cups.