PacSci DIY | Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:08:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/cropped-pacsci-logo-cropped-520x520-32x32.jpg PacSci DIY | Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org 32 32 PacSci Podcast: New Immersive Reality Experiences https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-podcast/new-immersive-reality-experiences/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:57:46 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=25662 New Immersive Reality Exhibits at Pacific Science Center

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New Immersive Reality Exhibits at Pacific Science Center

Over the past year or so, Pacific Science Center has been involved with a new project we call What is Reality in which we work with local startups, scientists, engineers, artists and others to explore a new set of experiences that highlight immersive technologies. That's your virtual reality, augmented reality and so on. And this summer we're taking it to a whole new level with two new experiences that are just mind blowing.

Learn more about them in this quick PacSci Podcast then make plans to enter these new realms and meet the people creating them.

 

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https://soundcloud.com/pacsci/new-immersive-reality-experiences

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PacSci DIY: Milk Carton Boat https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-milk-carton-boat/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:06:04 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=25562 PacSci DIY

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PacSci DIY

We've teamed up with Tinker Tank for this new PacSci DIY episode.

Tinker Tank is in partnership with the Seafair Festival for the 2018 Milk Carton Derby at Green Lake and will be building their own milk carton boat to race at the derby. For those who aren't participating at the Milk Carton Derby this year, here is a quick tutorial of how you can make a smaller version of a milk carton boat!

What you'll need:

  • An 8-fluid ounce milk carton (can also be of the soy or almond milk variety)
  • Tape or glue
  • Coffee filters or construction paper
  • Markers/crayons/colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard cutter
  • And whatever materials you may want to use to decorate

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https://youtu.be/xIxRLqog_5o

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  • An 8-fluid ounce milk carton (can also be of the soy or almond milk variety)
  • Tape or glue
  • Coffee filters or construction paper
  • Markers/crayons/colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard cutter
  • And whatever materials you may want to use to decorate
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PacSci DIY Episode 10: Buoyancy & Density https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-episode-10-buoyancy-density/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 21:24:49 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=24965 PacSci DIY Episode 10: Buoyancy & Density

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PacSci DIY Episode 10: Buoyancy & Density

Water and oil may not mix, but they sure do create one fun science experiment! Learn the basic physics (and chemistry) of buoyancy and density with this simple experiment that will have you watching the results in awe. Try it with different oils or liquids to see which is more buoyant or if there is a difference in density. Does the ice cube melt faster or slower if it's a different liquid? Tell us what you discover by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @pacsci.

What you'll need:

  • A clear cup or container
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ice cubes
  • Any color food dye (optional)

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https://youtu.be/2G8Cf3W5bvs

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  • A clear cup or container
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ice cubes
  • Any color food dye (optional)
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Embedded Youtube video - Text" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.5.1"] https://youtu.be/2G8Cf3W5bvs [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci DIY: Fizzy Sherbet https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-fizzy-sherbet/ Thu, 10 May 2018 07:01:56 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=24434 PacSci DIY: Fizzy Sherbet

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PacSci DIY: Fizzy Sherbet

Fizzy Sherbet - a science you can eat!

Our latest PacSci DIY is a tasty treat loaded with science. Think of it as a chemistry experiment you get to eat.

Give this British, sweet, effervescent powder a try by following Marissa in this episode of PacSci DIY, or make it on your own and see what you can do to make it sweeter, more tart and/or fizzier.

What you'll need:

  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. citric acid
  • 3 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. of any flavor jell-o powder

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/rvg-gIpXXnU

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  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. citric acid
  • 3 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. of any flavor jell-o powder
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PacSci DIY: 3D Hologram Illusion Projector https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-3d-hologram-projector/ Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:58:53 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=24086 PacSci DIY: 3D Hologram Illusion Projector

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PacSci DIY: 3D Hologram Illusion Projector

If you've ever been to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and rode on the "doom buggies," you may have wondered, "How did they make the ghosts dance in the ballroom?" or "how did they project a hologram of Michael Jackson at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards?" Find out in this episode of PacSci DIY, where we'll construct our own 3D hologram illusion projector and some of the science behind holography.

What you'll need:

Below you'll find links to a printable template that will help you construct your own hologram projector and videos for the holograms.

Download a template from instructables.com.

Compatible hologram videos on Youtube.

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https://youtu.be/K5m5MQf9wYY

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PacSci DIY: Ocean Acidification In A Cup https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-ocean-acidification-in-a-cup/ Tue, 27 Feb 2018 22:36:05 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=23005 PacSci DIY: Ocean Acidification

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PacSci DIY: Ocean Acidification

Create your own example of carbon-dioxide rich atmosphere in a cup and watch the reaction of the water beneath it. Does the water change color? Does it bubble? Does it stay still? This PacSci DIY demonstrates how the ocean atmosphere interacts with carbon dioxide gas and how it diffuses into water, causing the water to become more acidic.

Materials you will need for Ocean Acidification in a Cup:

  • An acid-based indicator diluted with water, we recommend red cabbage juice (directions on how to make below)
  • Two clear 10-ounce plastic cups
  • One 3-ounce paper cup
  • Masking tape
  • White paper
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Seran wrap
  • Permanent marker
  • How to make red cabbage juice:
  • Ingredients:
  • One small red cabbage
  • 6.75 fluid ounces of water
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Large clear container

Cut the red cabbage in half. Chop the leaves into smaller pieces in order to blend thoroughly. Once the cabbage leaves have been cut up into smaller pieces, place in blender and add the 6.75 fl.oz of water. Blend the mixture into liquid, then pour through the strainer into the large clear container.

Note: If using distilled water, the indicator will have a reddish purple color to it. If you use tap water, the indicator will have a violet blue color.

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  • An acid-based indicator diluted with water, we recommend red cabbage juice (directions on how to make below)
  • Two clear 10-ounce plastic cups
  • One 3-ounce paper cup
  • Masking tape
  • White paper
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Seran wrap
  • Permanent marker
  • How to make red cabbage juice:
  • Ingredients:
  • One small red cabbage
  • 6.75 fluid ounces of water
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Large clear container
Cut the red cabbage in half. Chop the leaves into smaller pieces in order to blend thoroughly. Once the cabbage leaves have been cut up into smaller pieces, place in blender and add the 6.75 fl.oz of water. Blend the mixture into liquid, then pour through the strainer into the large clear container. Note: If using distilled water, the indicator will have a reddish purple color to it. If you use tap water, the indicator will have a violet blue color. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Embedded Youtube Video - Text" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.105"] https://youtu.be/GBdPW4bOG8Q [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci DIY: Camps Edition Squishy Circuits https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-camps-edition-squishy-circuits/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:33:06 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=22573 PacSci DIY: Squishy Circuits

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PacSci DIY: Squishy Circuits

With Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Camps just around the corner, here is a sneak peek of one of the many fun camp activities you can expect your camper to take part in.

Materials You Will Need for Squishy Circuits:

  • Play Dough
  • Battery Pack with Wire Leads (can be found in most electronic stores or online)
  • Mini LED Lights (can be found online)

Rather make your own Play Dough? Here's how:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil food coloring

Directions:

1. In a 2 quart saucepan, add 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, and 1/3 cup of salt.
2. Add 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
3. Turn your burner on medium/low and stir. It will be a little lumpy. That's okay.
4. Keep stirring until it starts getting a little solid. If there are still a few lumps, that's OK, you can work them out later. If your stove is already hot, this may only take 20-30 seconds, but it may take 2-3 minutes if it's still heating up.
4. Once it reaches that point, add the food coloring right away. It will be much easier to mix up if you do it now.
5. Stir in your food coloring.
6. Once the dough starts gathering together around the spoon you know it's done.
7. Remove your homemade Play Dough from the saucepan and put it on some waxed paper or a plate to cool.

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  • Play Dough
  • Battery Pack with Wire Leads (can be found in most electronic stores or online)
  • Mini LED Lights (can be found online)
Rather make your own Play Dough? Here's how:
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil food coloring
Directions: 1. In a 2 quart saucepan, add 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, and 1/3 cup of salt. 2. Add 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. 3. Turn your burner on medium/low and stir. It will be a little lumpy. That's okay. 4. Keep stirring until it starts getting a little solid. If there are still a few lumps, that's OK, you can work them out later. If your stove is already hot, this may only take 20-30 seconds, but it may take 2-3 minutes if it's still heating up. 4. Once it reaches that point, add the food coloring right away. It will be much easier to mix up if you do it now. 5. Stir in your food coloring. 6. Once the dough starts gathering together around the spoon you know it's done. 7. Remove your homemade Play Dough from the saucepan and put it on some waxed paper or a plate to cool. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Embedded Youtube video - Text" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.100"] https://youtu.be/5ysnmv3-qcw [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci DIY: “Mini Lightsabers” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-mini-lightsabers/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:24:28 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=21722 PacSci DIY: "Mini Lightsabers"

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PacSci DIY: "Mini Lightsabers"

If you, like millions of us, are excited about the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga now playing in our Boeing IMAX Theater, then this PacSci DIY is for you.

You'll need:

  • copper tape (aka slug tape)
  • LED lights
  • coin cell battery
  • wooden clothespin
  • plastic colored straws

Give it a try then let us know how it worked for you. And may the force be with you!

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  • copper tape (aka slug tape)
  • LED lights
  • coin cell battery
  • wooden clothespin
  • plastic colored straws
Give it a try then let us know how it worked for you. And may the force be with you! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Embedded Youtube video - text" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.93"] https://youtu.be/moe7U0U0_v0 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci DIY: Fake Snow https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-fake-snow-2017-12-01/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:57:09 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20878 PacSci DIY: Fake Snow

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There's no business like "snow" business in this month's new episode of PacSci DIY!

Make your own fake snow and learn more about Sodium Polyacrylate.

What you'll need for this experiment:

  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 1-2 cups of Sodium Polyacrylate (can be found online and in clean disposable diapers)

Add glitter or food coloring to make your fake snow your own and share with us your results on social media.

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  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 1-2 cups of Sodium Polyacrylate (can be found online and in clean disposable diapers)
Add glitter or food coloring to make your fake snow your own and share with us your results on social media. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci DIY: Fall Slime https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-fall-slime-2017-11-10/ Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:41:53 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20453 PacSci DIY: Fall Slime

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Take your fall celebrations to a whole new level with this easy-to-make recipe for fall slime.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

2 mixing bowls
¾ tsp of Borax detergent (you can get at any store)
2 cups of white school glue
3 cups of warm water
1-2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (or whichever spice reminds you of fall)
5-10 drop of orange food coloring (you can also use ¼ to ½ cup of washable tempera paint)

After making your slime, make sure to share with us your results and what you found most interesting about the slime process.

 

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