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Creating a rainbow without rain

Creating a rainbow without rain

In this edition of Science Break, YNN's Burton Fitzsimmons shows you how to make a rainbow without a drop of precipitation. 08/30/2013 05:00 AM

Capillary action

Capillary action

In this edition of the Science Break, Burton Fitzsimmons shows us how capillary action works. 08/23/2013 05:00 AM

Blasting dry ice fog with an Airzooka

Blasting dry ice fog with an Airzooka

For this edition of Science Break, Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons breaks out Airzookas for more science fun. This time, he shows us how to use the air cannons to fire off dry ice fog. 08/02/2013 05:00 AM

Centrifugal force keeps rotating objects in place

Centrifugal force keeps rotating objects in place

Whether you are spinning on a merry-go-round at the park, or spinning a bucket full of water upside down, the centrifugal force holds everything in place. In this edition of Science Break, YNN's Burton Fitzsimmons explains the concept. 07/26/2013 05:00 AM

Mix up your own bouncy ball using science

Mix up your own bouncy ball using science

For this edition of Science Break, YNN’s Burton Fitzsimmons shows us how to make our own bouncy ball. Take some Elmer’s school glue, a few drops of food coloring and some Borax laundry soap and mix them together. Once the mixture has solidified, roll it into a ball. 07/13/2013 01:15 PM

See Lenz's Law in action

See Lenz's Law in action

There’s a little secret to magic; as many of the tricks are actually science. Most of the time aluminum will not be attracted to a magnet. Yet, when you drop a very powerful magnet down an aluminum tube, it will go very slowly, as if it’s attracted anyway. This is Lenz’s Law in action. The magnet gives the tube a current, creating a magnetic field that opposes the magnet. For this edition of Science Break, YNN’s Burton Fitzsimmons demonstrates Lenz’s Law. 07/06/2013 12:51 PM

How to calm the soda shakes

How to calm the soda shakes

The rule is you can’t shake your soda. Otherwise, the sugary liquid will create a mini-explosion in your hand. But did you know tapping the side of your can will actually calm the soda-storm? YNN’s Burton Fitzsimmons demonstrates in this “Science Break.” 06/29/2013 07:03 PM

The milk and soap experiment

The milk and soap experiment

This is an easy experiment you can try at home. Simply pour some whole milk into a shallow pan and add two or three different food colorings to the center of the pan. Then, pour a drop of regular dish soap into the center of the pan. You’ll see the milk come to life, swirling with color. Want to know why? YNN's Burton Fitzsimmons has more for this edition of Science Break. Updated 06/21/2013 03:26 PM

Sublimation caused by dry ice makes spoon sing

Sublimation caused by dry ice makes spoon sing

Have you ever heard of a singing spoon? First, drop a spoon in some very hot water. After it heats up, use tongs to take a piece of dry ice and press it against the spoon. It’s the process of sublimation. The heat of the spoon reacts with the dry ice, forcing it to become a vapor. The reaction causes a noise, making the spoon “sing.” For this edition of Science Break, YNN’s Burton Fitzsimmons has more. Updated 06/21/2013 03:25 PM

Testing Newton's laws of physics

Testing Newton's laws of physics

Thanks to Sir Isaac Newton, we know one of the laws of physics is, "Something that is in motion will stay in motion." You can test this by cutting a slice out of an aluminum pie pan and rolling a marble along the inside of the pan. Will the marble keep going, or will it shoot out of the pan? Watch this edition of Science Break with YNN’s Burton Fitzsimmons to find out. Updated 06/21/2013 03:24 PM

Demonstrating low air pressure with balloons

Demonstrating low air pressure with balloons

You hear about low pressure air systems all the time on the weather, but do you know how low pressure works? Today on “Science Break,” Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons demonstrates low pressure using a pair of balloons. 06/22/2013 05:00 AM

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