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  • January 25, 2019 Amy Naum

    How to Measure the Density of an Unknown Material

    Density is an inherent property of any material. Regardless of how much of it there is, or what shape it’s in, a material will always have the same density. Knowing the density of an item can help identify what something...

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  • January 11, 2019 Amy Naum

    Preparing an Agar Plate

    Agar plates are used in microbiology to grow and culture bacteria for study. The agar is a gelatin that acts as a surface and a source of nutrients for the bacteria colonies to grow on. Scientists will use different ingredients...

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  • November 5, 2018 Amy Naum

    How Good is My Graaff?

    So you have a Van de Graaff generator and you want to know how good it is? (Yes, that’s two ‘a’s and two ‘f’s after Robert J. Van de Graaff, the inventor). Well, turns out the proof is in the electrical pudding, or rather the electric arcs the Van de Graaff generator can create. I’m not lying! The voltage of a Van de Graaff generator can be measured by its ability to shock you!
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  • September 29, 2016 Jeff Green

    What is a Lab Stand?

    One of the most fundamental pieces of science equipment is the lab stand. In this article we explore what each piece of the lab stand is and how it's used. If you're interested in setting up a home or garage lab, take a look.
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  • September 14, 2016 Jeff Green

    Exploring hBARSCI's Molecular Model Kits

    hBARSCI offers over 20 different molecular model kits to aid in the study of organic and inorganic chemistry. Molecules are small and can be tough to conceptualize, but with these sets you'll be able to build and manipulate thousands of different compounds.
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  • September 9, 2016 Jeff Green

    Making the Most of hBARSCI’s Rock and Mineral Specimens

    For those of you interested in digging a little deeper into hBARSCI's geology collection, the individual rock and mineral specimens allow lots of flexibility. Here are just a few examples of sets you can build yourself. What kind of combinations will you come up with?
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