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This experiment was inspired by my Mom. As she was cleaning the lint filter on the clothes drier, she jokingly asked where the lint comes from and what it is good for. That was all it took to set my mind to working.

To learn more about lint, you will need:

Static Cling?

This experiment comes from a question sent to me by a subscriber and her daughter. They wanted to know why plastic cling wrap clings. I thought I knew the answer until I began experimenting. That lead to more research and all sorts of interesting things. To follow along, you will need:

Hot Air Bottle

This experiment is a simple one that I came across while washing dishes. Even thought it was an accidental thing, it really is a great way to show how much air expands when it gets hot. To try it, you will need:

Stirring Sand

I ran across the idea for this week's experiment (which is really more of a challenge), while researching another question. The more I thought about it, the more I liked it. It involves the unusual behavior of sand in a glass of water.

Strange Refrigerator Magnets

This experiment is one that I stumbled upon while working on another idea. That seems to happen to me frequently. I was planning to magnetize a needle, and as I was sorting through all the magnets on our refrigerator, I got sidetracked into playing with the rubber magnets (which are really plastic, not rubber). The more I played; the more interesting it got.