science

The Science of Ice

Factors of making the perfect ice for hockey

The winter gives us a variety of sports to choose from, but hockey is native to the Northland – and ice, that’s the most important part of the good ol’ hockey game. First things first, temperature. “We turn the temperature down basically as far as we can get it because we’re putting multiple loads on and that’s what we call…

Four Local Classrooms Receive Grants to Fund STEM Projects

Doosan-Bobcat of Fargo presented a check for $500 to fund a miniature escape room project at Liberty Middle School

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Four schools in the metro are getting grants from Doosan-Bobcat to help promote STEM projects. A seventh grade math class at Liberty Middle School was one of the four area classrooms to receive a check for $500. The award will allow the class to fund a miniature escape room project. Teachers at Liberty say that the…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Layering Hot Water

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson to create layers in water. What we need for the experiment: Boiling water Room temperature water Food coloring Large tank with a barrier How to conduct the experiment: We’re going to take a look at how convection currents work in a liquid. They operate…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Dry Ice in Motion

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher, Barry Olson, to display dry ice in motion. What you need for the experiment: Dry Ice Gloves Towel to put Dry Ice On Hammer to break up dry ice Spoon How to do the experiment: We’re going to take a look at using some dry ice…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Hammer of Science

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff tested the Hammer of Science on a non-Newtonian Fluid with Concordia Science Academy Coordinator, Dr. Graeme Wyllie. Here’s What You Need: Loaf Tin Water Corn Starch Mallet or Hammer of some kind How to Conduct the Experiment: We’re going to use two simple ingredients – corn starch and water. With this, we’re going to create…

Davies Students Get Up Close and Personal at Forest River Nature Park

Students recorded wildlife behavior and plant data which will be shared with Audubon Dakota

FARGO, ND — Environmental Science students are taking class outside to help our parks. More than 30 Davies students spent the morning restoring habitats at Forest River Nature Park in Fargo. They planted seeds, checked the river’s water quality and got a guided tour of the park’s birds. Students recorded wildlife behavior and plant data which will be shared with…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Tie-Dye Picture

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff works with Concordia Science Academy Coordinator, Dr. Graeme Wyllie on a messy experiment that shows the attraction food color has for paper. What You Need: Food Coloring Shaving Cream A Piece of Paper Popsicle or Mixing Stick Clean Surface How to do the Experiment: The first thing we’re going to need to do this is…

Scientists Find Remnants of Tattoo Ink Inside Person’s Lymph Nodes

A new study suggests you should ask about the chemicals used in the ink

  NATIONAL — If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, you already know it’s important to check out the condition of the shop, but a new study suggests you should also be asking about the chemicals used in the ink. Scientists have discovered remnants of tattoo ink inside a person’s lymph nodes and say they traveled there from the subject’s…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Fluffy Slime

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff creates Fluffy Slime with Concordia Science Academy Coordinator, Dr. Graeme Wyllie. The experiment was Fluffy Slime! What You Need: Saline solution Glue Bowl Popsicle or mixing stick Shaving cream or foam Food coloring How to Do the Experiment: This experiment uses three simple household ingredients…we’re going to start off with white school glue….

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Lunch Bag Chemistry

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff experimented by creating an Exploding Lunch Bag. What you need: One small (sandwich or quart size) freezer zip-lock bag Baking Soda Warm Water Vinegar Measuring Cup Tissues How you conduct the experiment: Go outside – or at least do this in the kitchen sink. Put 1/4 cup of pretty warm water into the bag. Add…