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  • Find some rare earth metals in ordinary garden soil

    Feel like doing some mining for rare metals in your own garden? The dirt in ordinary garden soil can contain very small particles of magnetic material or 'metals'. In this science experiment, find and study this particles with a...

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  • Measure the extend of creeping soil on hillsides

    Hillsides are prone to moving or 'creeping' soil where the soil creeps along in a gradual downward flow. Use a protractor and a weight to determine the amount of 'lean' in objects such as trees, posts and other vertical...

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  • Use the continents of today as puzzle pieces to reconstruct the past

    Scientists believe that all present continents were once joined together and collectively known as a 'supercontinent' called a Pangaea. The different continents drifted slowly apart and became the way they are today. See if you can reconstruct the map...

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  • Use cornstarch to make a substance that behaves like a solid and a liquid

    The earth's surface layers are made of solid material, but a small layer in between the crust and the mantle exists called the 'partial melting zone'. This layer consisting of a strange putty-like liquid, and is the reason the...

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  • Crack open a stone with the power of ice crystals

    Can you believe that even the tiniest trickle of water, when it freezes, can split open a large boulder and even cause large mountains to break apart? In this science experiment, make a 'stone' from a 'Papier-mâché' balloon filled...

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  • Test if marble is present in rock samples

    When unpolished marble is found in the rough, most people will confuse it with just any other metamorphic rock. Geologists often make use of various lab tests to test for the presence of specific substances in rocks. Similarly, in...

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  • Make your own rock tumbler

    Jewellers make use of rock tumblers to imitate the natural abrasion of rocks in nature to become shiny polished stones. It is easier to see the abrasion when a soft rock like limestone is used, but for this science...

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