What is SciBorg Projects?

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When I was ten, I nearly blew up my house. Seriously.

My dad wanted to set up a laboratory in the basement. After buying chemicals and equipment, we did science projects together almost every weekend.

One Saturday, my dad took out a huge graduated cylinder from the cabinet.

He opened a bottle of orange powder. I poured it into the cylinder. Then, he told me to stand back. He lit a match, dropped it in the powder, and BOOM! Suddenly, the powder flared up, sparked, and green foam sputtered everywhere.

He said the powder was a chemical called ammonium dichromate. When fire touches this chemical, it reacts vigorously. As a result, the reaction produces other chemicals. A green “fluff” (chromium oxide), steam (gaseous water), and hot nitrogen gas. It looked like the image above.

That day, I realized how cool my dad was. Most of all, he taught me how fun science is.

So, if you’re bored and want to do something, you’ll love this website. SciBorg Projects promotes education and fun for all all ages. For a while, I’ve been collecting hundreds of science projects, and I intend to share all of them with you.

Each project post has a materials list. If you don’t have something, don’t worry! I provide Amazon links for most products. Remember, using Amazon links helps the website, so feel free to use them.

Frequently, I’ll post some fun experiments, including how to make slime, cosmic ray detectors, homemade plastic, caramel squiggle treats, smoke bombs, crystal gardens, x-ray specs, magic water, and much, much more.

Most of these experiments are safe. However, some require adult supervision for younger scientists. In some project posts, you will see this label:

*GET AN ADULT*

If you aren’t an adult, please find one or ask for permission before experimenting!

On that note, I will soon add a menu category specifically for adults. For these projects, you will need chemicals like liquid nitrogen, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and hydrochloric acid. You won’t find these materials in a grocery store. Therefore, please use them carefully. I will provide directions for disposing toxic chemicals too.

Also, please read this website’s official disclaimer:

I am am not liable for any damages caused by the activities in the SciBorg Projects website. Adult supervision is recommended for all activities on this site. Adults should assist with or handle any potentially harmful chemicals. Furthermore, please consider the age appropriateness of each individual activity. Use proper judgement to determine the appropriateness of an experiment for kids. Wash your hands thoroughly after any experiment. DO NOT touch your face or eyes when performing an experiment. Wear safety goggles! Wash and disinfect all work areas after an experiment. Do not substitute ingredients, unless specified. 

So if you think science projects are too boring for you, think again. You’re about to venture into the world of science. Are you ready?

 

 

 

 

 

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By Наталия (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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