science

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Pop Can Implosion

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Benjamin Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson to create a Pop Can Implosion. Here’s What You Need: Empty Pop Cans Heat Source Large container of water About 3 lb. of ice Tongs/Oven Mitts About 1–1 ½ oz. of water in each pop can How to create your own Pop Can Implosion:…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Human Vacuum

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff became a human vacuum to display differences in air pressure with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson. What You Need: Vacuum cleaner with nozzle Large and thick garbage bags How to do the experiment: Lay out the garbage bag and step into it, sit down in the garbage bag leaving only your…

Students Dive Head First into STEM

Students from Ben Franklin Middle School attended the second annual BrainSTEM event

  FARGO, ND — Students from Ben Franklin Middle School were on the NDSU campus to learn about science and STEM careers. Over 100 students attended the second annual BrainSTEM event. Student teams used science and math skills to solve engineering problems in varying workshops. STEM–related fields face a critical shortage of qualified available workers and the event is designed…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Chromatography Blossoms

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff did a fun and easy science experiment with Dr. Graeme Wyllie, Coordinator of the Concordia Science Academy. The experiment was a chromatography blossom. Here’s what you’ll need: Water Soluble or Washable Markers Coffee Filters Small Cup of Water about 3/4 full How to do make a chromatography blossom: Take a coffee filter and draw dots…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Lava Lamps

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff created his own lava lamp with Concordia Science Academy Coordinator, Dr. Graeme Wyllie. What You Need: Cooking Oil Water A Tall  Clear Glass or cylinder Food Coloring Half of an Alka-Seltzer Tablet How to Make Your Own Lava Lamp: Put water in the tall glass or cylinder, and fill it about a quarter-way up. Put…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Rainbow Milk

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

FARGO, ND — This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff did a fun and easy science experiment, with Dr. Graeme Wyllie, Coordinator of the Concordia Science Academy. The experiment was Rainbow Milk. Here’s What You’ll Need: Saucer Milk Dish Soap Q-Tip or Dropper Many Different Colors of Food Coloring How to Make Rainbow Milk: Fill the saucer up with milk. Drop a variety…

NDSU Engineering Students Showcase Senior Projects

Seniors in the school of engineering displayed their design projects which they worked on all year

FARGO, N.D. — Students at NDSU are showing how talented they are when it comes to computer engineering. What do a guitar, a heart and wine all have in common? They’re all topics NDSU engineering students have been studying to develop devices to help them function properly. “Here we have a digitally enhanced vacuum tube guitar amplifier,” said student Zach…

Kennedy Elementary Students Learn About Weather with Two Familiar Faces

North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Akyuz visited with the first graders about our weather patterns

FARGO, N.D. — A tornado was reported “inside” Kennedy Elementary School in Fargo. North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Akyuz visited with the first graders about our weather patterns. He created a tornado in the classroom using an enclosed chamber as part of his demonstration with the help of KVRR’s very own Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec. Akyuz says it’s always best…

Not a Prank: Kids Unleash Tens of Thousands of Ladybugs at Mall of America

Turns out there's a scientific reason

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A group of Minnesota kids released 75,000 ladybugs… inside the Mall of America. It wasn’t a prank. The ladybugs act as a pesticide for the more than 30,000 plants and 400 trees throughout the mall. The plants and trees act as air purifiers for the 5.6 million square foot building. The ladybug releases have been happening since…

West Fargo Teacher Gets Surprised with “Staff Member of the Year”

Science teacher in West Fargo thought it was a regular staff meeting Wednesday morning

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo science teacher was honored with a surprise award this morning. Cheney Middle School’s very own Sandy Evenson was named the Professional/Licensed Staff Member of the Year. All staff members were called to a meeting this morning where she was surprised with the award. She says friends and family were there to cheer her…