JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Science is not only reserved for the labs and done in stuff lab coasts. But it can be something fun you can do in your own kitchen with some simple equipment. Eddie Whisler from the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History stopped by First Coast News to share some simple experiences that you can do at home to demonstrate the heat, convection and the workings of our sun.
- Fishing for heat demonstrates convection and using a pole and a hand-crafted windmill Eddie shows how rising heat compared to the relatively cooler temperatures around can change the surrounding atmosphere.
- Convection on a stove top. Here with simple food coloring and vegetable oil we demonstrate convection, high- and low-pressure cells and fluid dynamics. Using the right color of orange even makes the science experiment look just like the surface of the sun via photos from the W.M Keck Observatory in Hawaii.
Both of these experiments demonstrate some of the basic dynamics not only of the sun but also meteorology, the atmosphere and how the world works around us. One of the many things taught at MOSH.
For more information on science experiments, you can do yourself and what is happening and the Jacksonville Museum of Science and history check out their website.