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Do you live in Potosi, Bonne Terre, Park Hills, Centerville, Piedmont, or elsewhere in the Lead Belt of Missouri?  If so, you can now watch Hooked on Science each Thursday during 18 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m .and 10 p.m.


SCIENCE NEWS

Huge Dust Devil Races Across Mars
A gigantic dust devil races across the surface of Mars in a stunning new photo snapped by a NASA spacecraft. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured the 12 mile-high twister as it whirled its way through the Amazonis Planitia region of northern Mars on March 14. Despite its towering height, the dust devil is just 210 feet wide. 








SCIENCE SAFETY
  • ALWAYS have an adult present.
  • ALWAYS wear the correct safety gear while doing any experiment.
  • NEVER eat or drink anything when performing any experiment.
  • REMEMBER experiments may require marbles, small balls, balloons, and other small parts. Those objects could become a CHOKING HAZARD. Adults are to perform those experiments using these objects. Any child can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Keep uninflated or broken balloons away from children. 
EXPERIMENT OF THE WEEK
Flying Potatoes
We use them to cook with, but have you ever consider using them for a hands-on science lesson?  Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science tells us how to use a few ingredients from around the house to create a potato gun.   

THE QUIRKLES
The Quirkles are 26 imaginary scientists that help children everyday, all over the world, develop a love and appreciation for science. They offer a fresh new way to integrate literacy and science at school, for educational programs, or at home. Vocabulary builders, two related science experiments, and a character education lesson are also included in each of the 26 alphabet-series books.

HELP SET A SCIENCE WORLD RECORD
Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science held the first Guinness World Record Science Day event back in 2007.  Since then, he has set four science world records.  He'll set another science Guinness World Record for the largest chemistry experiment at Messy Morning!  Join Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Messy Morning!  He’ll need your help to create the largest lava lamp by using a few ingredients from around the house. 

SCIENCE MISCONCEPTIONS
Contrails
What appears to be white smoke from an airplane's engine is not smoke at all.  Condensation trails, or contrails, form as the combustion of the aircraft's fuel forms water vapor, which condenses and freezes along the airplane's exhaust tail.  A thick contrail that will not dissipate is a sign that a frontal system is approaching.  
Source:  National Geographic Science
 
SCHOOL PROGRAM
“Science Guy” Jason Lindsey visits hundreds of schools each year inspiring kids to be inquisitive about the world around them and to develop a long-term interest in science. Last school year, Hooked on Science exposed more than 75,000 kids to hands-on science.


"Loved the Program! Jason did a great job interacting and including the children in his presentation. He knew how to talk to the children on their level and how to get them in control. He played by their cues and stopped when he lost their attention span...He even cleaned up when he finished!"

Click HERE to learn more about the Hooked on Science school program. 
JASON'S SCIENCE PICK OF THE WEEK
The Mystery of Lyle and Louise
The Mystery of Lyle and Louise is a premier forensic science curriculum designed for high school and introductory undergraduate education. Comprised of independent hands-on laboratory modules, Lyle and Louise introduces your students to a broad range of techniques in forensic analysis, including DNA Typing, Questioned Document Examination, Forensic Entomology, Bite Mark Analysis, Blood Spatter Analysis, Hair and Fiber Analysis, and more to come.

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