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2013 Review: A salute to our faithful, interesting stable of regular columnists

KyForward is celebrating its third end-of-year review with you, happy that we can revisit an abundance of rich, deep content by writers who share their experiences and expertise on a regular basis. These fine writers have helped us accomplish one of our primary goals when KyForward was created – to provide a forum for a variety of voices on a wide and deep range of subjects that inform and entertain...

The Science Guy: Think sucking liquid up a straw is easy? Try doing science behind it

Many of us enjoy drinking our favorite drink through a straw. Using a few ingredients from around the house you can prove there is a science behind drinking through a straw.   Straw science   Ingredients:   · Glass Soda Bottle   · Flexible Straw   · Water   · Play-Doh   Instructions:   STEP 1: Fill the glass soda bottle...

The Science Guy: Create your own fireworks with this simple ‘black snake’ experiment

Have you ever played with the “black snake”? It’s a firework that, when lit, smokes and creates ash resembling a snake. You can create your own by using a few ingredients from around the house.   Black snake Ingredients:   · Baking soda · Sand · Isopropyl alcohol · Sugar · Grill lighter   Instructions:   STEP 1:...

The Science Guy: This activity will give those extra pool ‘noodles’ a run for the marbles

Looking for something to keep the kids busy this summer?  If so, our “Science Guy,” Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science, shows you how to turn a few household items into fun science experiments. Here are two experiments to get you started. Pool Noodle Marble Run Looking for something to do with all those extra pool “noodles”? If so, turn them into marble runs.   Ingredients:   ·...

The Science Guy: Keep kids busy by turning
a few household items into fun experiments

Looking for something to keep the kids busy this summer?  If so, our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science shows you how to turn a few household items into fun science experiments. Here are two experiments to get you started.     Turkey baster pingpong ball launcher Items needed:   ·         Turkey Baster ·         Ping Pong Balls   Instructions:   STEP...