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  • How To Distill Essential Oils
    January 28, 2021 Amy Naum

    How To Distill Essential Oils

    Learn how to use a distillation kit to extract the essential oils from Spearmint. The same process can also be used for lemons, rosemary, oranges, cloves, grapefruit, and more.
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  • The Many Densities of Water
    December 31, 2020 Amy Naum

    The Many Densities of Water

    Learn about one of the ways in which water is special - its density in various forms. See it for yourself by measuring the density of different types of snow with this simple experiment.
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  • How to make fake snow
    December 23, 2020 Amy Naum

    How to make fake snow

    Learn how to make fake snow with sodium polyacrylate, which is used for fake snow in movie and photo shoots, and more.
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  • Supertaster Kit - hBARSCI “Supertaster” Lab
    December 22, 2020 Sophie Houseman

    Supertaster Kit - hBARSCI “Supertaster” Lab

    Are you a “Supertaster?!” This activity is designed to be used with hBARSCI's Supertaster Kit! Individual strip kits are also available on our website. Materials Included: 100 Strips containing Phenylthiourea (PTC) 100 Strips containing Sodium Benzoate 100 Strips containing Thiourea 100 Strips...

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  • Growing Crystals on Coal
    December 22, 2020 Sophie Houseman

    Growing Crystals on Coal

    (Note: if you are not an adult, please make sure you do this with adult supervision!) What you need: Coal, small lumps ¼ Cup Water (distilled works best) ¼ Cup Laundry Bluing ¼ Cup Salt (non iodized) 1 Tablespoon Ammonia...

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  • Holiday Gift Guide - 5 Staff Picks
    December 11, 2020 Amy Naum

    Holiday Gift Guide - 5 Staff Picks

    At hBAR we really love science, as well as sharing our passion with family and friends!  I asked our staff which of their favorite products they were gifting this holiday season, and they came up with some really fun ideas!...

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