Welcome to the Home of The
The Science Notebook is a collection of
experiments, information and demonstrations covering all areas
of science and technology, as well as a glimpse into science
education of the past. The ideas and experiments here
are all about
exploring science through experimenting while having a little
Some of the
experiments you'll see here have been around for a long
time and are considered "classics." These are available
all over the Internet, and you might wonder why they're here.
The answer is simple. The classics are here simply
because they are classics. They are the experiments that
are easy to do and seem to work every time. In some cases,
these classics have been around so long, that the original
materials needed to do them are either no longer available, or
are very hard to find. Wherever possible, these have
been updated so as to be done with newer equipment or material
that is readily available.
experiments and demonstrations are new, either because the
science behind them is new, or because there is a newer or
simpler way to make something.
You'll also find pages from some of the classic A.C. Gilbert
science set manuals. These are not intended to be a
source of experiments to try. Rather, they provide a
view of how science was taught in earlier times. Some of
the information you'll find in these old books has since been
shown to be incorrect. Therefore they should be read and
appreciated for their historical value, and not as a source of
of what you see here is based on the interests of the
webmaster, such as the photo at the top of the page. This is a
photo of a high-power model rocket built and launched by a
friend of the webmaster. This little beauty was almost
two meters tall at launch and used 2 "E" engines!
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