Scientific Experiments

Scientific experiments are a fun and exciting way to learn more about the wonderful world of science. In this section you'll find great articles all about scientific experiments.


The human body has around 100 trillion cells. What can you learn from studying these tiny organisms that you can't learn from studying the entire person?

Compared to dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits, rats and mice are by far voted Most Popular in research labs. (Dogs and cats are tied for Best Looking.) What's the attraction for scientists?

These days, we're busy hacking everything from our lives to our brains. Why should our bodies or our biological information be any different?

Before the scientific method came along, science dabbled in some pretty far-out ideas in its youth. Remember miasmas? And spontaneous generation? And the four elements?

You might have heard of George Washington Carver and Neil deGrasse Tyson. But what about Patricia Bath? Or Percy Julian? Meet 10 African-American scientists who have made the world a better place for all people.

A snow day is the best. Everyone misses school, and you get to sleep in and spend the day in glorious, chilly nature. But then everyone gets sick of being cold, and suddenly the house seems extremely small. We can help.

Science-minded gifts for kids have gone way beyond the chemistry set. Now, there are kits teaching perfumery, root-beer making and crime scene investigation. Here are 10 of the coolest gifts we've found.

We have science to thank for mind-blowing discoveries like DNA and the Higgs boson. And, sometimes, for ones that are mind-numbingly obvious. Here's one of our 10 shockers: It's nice to have friends around.

Ah, the pride of leaving your name on a discovery as a lasting legacy of your time here on Earth. As the 10 discoveries on this list demonstrate, you probably won't get to revel in that pride while you're still alive.

Do you know that guy? Maybe you should. It's Konstantin Novoselov. He won a Nobel Prize with the help of a piece of sticky tape. Meet him and nine other scientific superpowers laboring to understand our world.

OK, so we humans didn't cure death in 2011, but we did develop a tiny, working microbrain and clock some subatomic particles racing around at unbelievable speeds. What other amazing feats made our scientific highlight reel?

People donate their bodies to science all the time, usually after death. Here, we highlight 10 scientists who experimented on themselves while they were still alive. Not always such a good idea, eh Dr. Jekyll?

From a centenarian brain expert to a mistress of Voltaire, each of these female scientists has an incredible story. Do you want to meet them?

Science projects, like making a 3-D model for oxygen, are not only interesting; they offer a hands-on approach to learning. Learn about how to make a 3-D model for oxygen in this article.

Making a model of an atom is a good way to learn about the physical world. Read this article to learn how to make a model of an atom.

Believe it or not, potatoes make more than a great side dish -- they can even power a digital clock! Read this article to learn how to make a potato clock.

Making hot ice is a great way to keep your party drinks cool. Learn about how to make hot ice in this article.

Even if you don't find yourself, say, operating a scanning electron microscope all that frequently, you might want to brush up on these 10 scientific laws and theories. After all, they're some of our best tools for describing how the universe works.

You might argue we have scientists to thank for our own survival. What breakthroughs have kept the human race from dying out?

Since the dawn of cartoons and comic books, kids have imagined themselves endowed with superpowers. What extraordinary abilities are scientists working to bring to you right now?

The occasional oddball research premise slips past the people who review government grant applications. What are some of the craziest instances of your tax dollars at work?

Like any quality-control system, peer review was designed to scrutinize all new scientific discoveries, ideas and implications. So how does flawed research still slip through the system of checks and balances?

Newton's iconic laws of motion are at work all around you, whether you're watching an Olympic swimmer explosively push off a pool wall or a sumo wrestler maintain his stance. So what are they?

Do you think back to your science classes with a feeling of nostalgia and interest? Or do you remember them with a sense of panic and dread? Well, the Young Scientist Challenge is designed to help kids love the subject.

You don't have to be a scientist in a white coat to use the scientific method. We all use it every day to make observations and solve problems.