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#1 2007-01-19 17:18:03

Ricky
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Kids and Science

What our kids think of science.

Some of my favorites are:

When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting.

Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they're there.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.

We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.

I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.

Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.




But my ultimate favorite:

Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dogs tongue will kill the strongest man.

lol


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#2 2007-01-19 18:28:40

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Re: Kids and Science

Good find!

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#3 2007-01-19 23:09:14

ganesh
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Re: Kids and Science

Good ones, Ricky! cool
My favorite:-

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#4 2007-01-20 00:20:02

Devantè
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Re: Kids and Science

Very nice find, quite funny on the side. smile

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#5 2007-01-20 03:18:11

mikau
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Re: Kids and Science

Hehe! Funny stuff! Another one I saw somewhere:

The big bang theory: In the begining, there was nothing, and it exploded.

lol Not sure if that was from a kid but it sounds like it.


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#6 2007-01-20 03:47:50

soha
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Re: Kids and Science

nice find

my favorites:

When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting.

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up


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#7 2007-01-20 06:41:42

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In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H's as O's.

Wow, that's some microscope smile


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#8 2007-01-20 07:10:38

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Is it actually possible to make a microscope that can see atoms???

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#9 2007-01-20 07:18:57

luca-deltodesco
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Re: Kids and Science

scanning tunneling microscopes

http://www.nano.gov/html/facts/home_facts.html

note the picture, and also read about it, that those atoms were actually manually placed into their positions by the instrument too.

also, electron microscopes can view molecules

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#10 2007-01-20 09:20:05

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Yeah, but I dare you to find such equipment in any school lab smile


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#11 2007-01-21 06:40:37

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Some crazy scientists with far too much time on their hands made a bunch of atoms do some ballroom dancing with the same technology. I got shown the video at one of the universities I visited when I was still looking around.

My favourite quote: "A monsoon is a French gentleman."


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It wanted to be normal.

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#12 2007-01-21 09:16:25

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mathsyperson wrote:

Some crazy scientists ... made a bunch of atoms do some ballroom dancing ...

How very embarrassing for the poor atoms. Have they no respect?


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#13 2007-01-24 01:33:07

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Hehe. it's like a thingy i say once in the newspaper, it was raelly funny, they were talking about stupid exam answers in GCSEs etc, i hope i don't write any of those in JUNE... faint
Man, GCSEs are really scary!


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