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Author's Note: 10 Science Experiments to Do in the Snow
I spent many childhood winters playing Laura Ingalls, attempting to pour molasses onto snow to make candy -- without realizing that I needed to add sugar and boil to create a more viscous mixture. I may have just realized that, in fact, while writing this article. Just a friendly reminder to introduce children to science before the age of 30.
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