Category: Demonstrations

ScienceBoom Episode #5 – Barometric Pressure and Temperature

Barometric pressure is responsible for much of our weather. In this episode, I travel to Hawaii so we can explore the relationship between barometric pressure and temperature. Host: Michael Doig Duration: 4:11 Materials Can of Compressed AIr – Can be purchased at any office supply store for around $6. Raytek MT4 Mini Infrared Thermometer – […]

Stick Insects in New Jersey?

I recently went for a hike at the Lusscroft Farm trail in Sussex New Jersey. As I was ambling down the path, I stumbled upon this stick bug. I have seen stick insects many times, but I always thought they were limited to tropical habitats. Apparently they have evolved in the temperate regions of Earth […]

ScienceBoom Episode #4 – Chemical Weathering

In this episode we go to Central Park and take a look at the chemical weathering of Cleopatra’s Needle. Then we go back to lab and I show you how to model chemical weathering with your students. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Download Host: Michael Doig Duration: 4:19 Materials Chalk Paper Clip Vinegar Eye […]

ScienceBoom Episode #3 – Balloon in a Car

In this episode John Herrera and Michael Doig take a helium balloon along for a car ride to show how air moves within an accelerating car. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Download Host: Michael Doig & John Herrera Duration: 3:15 Materials Car Helium Balloon Open Road Convection Fast Facts Lighter than air […]

ScienceBoom Episode #2 – Water Circulation & Convection

In this demonstration we visit the lab and look at the circulation of water based on temperature differences. This demonstration is done using the Oceanic Circulation Model from ScienceKit.com. Watch on: Youtube | Revver | Vimeo | Download Host: Michael Doig Duration: 4:16 Materials Oceanic Circulation Model Ice Water (Hot/Cold) Food Coloring Convection Fast Facts […]

ScienceBoom Egg in a Bottle Demonstration

This demonstration was filmed at Gateway Education Center during a professional development seminar. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Download Materials Milk Bottle (or other bottle with an egg size opening) Hard Boiled Egg Matches Paper Instructions To get the egg into the bottle you: Hard boil several eggs for about 12 mins. […]

Dynamic Earth: Wearther Systems PowerPoint Presentations

Thank you everyone who attended the Dynamic Earth Professional Development. Below you will find the PowerPoint presentations that I used. If you have any questions about the presentations, feel free to leave a comment. Day 1 – Weather Instruments

Teaching Technology Keynote Slides and Handout

Thank you everyone who attended the Environmental Symposium at Floydd Bennett Field. It was a pleasure presenting and I hope I get the chance to do it again. A really big thank you to Alix and John from the STEM grant for inviting me to speak. As promised here are my presentation slides and a […]

9 Ways to Keep Science Education “Real”

From the time you are a baby, you explore the world by touching, tasting, rubbing and smelling. The first thing a baby does when it is presented a new object is to pop it in it’s mouth and bang it around. We are naturally inclined to explore by putting our hands on the world around […]

ScienceBoom Episode #1 – Density Demonstration

Density is a measure of the amount of mass in a given volume. In this demonstration we visit the lab and look at the density of Pepsi versus Diet Pepsi. This is a very simple demonstration, but students love it. Watch on: YouTube | Revver | Vimeo | Blip | Download Host: Michael Doig Duration: […]