Hey Ray! Bending A Stream Of WaterWater and electricity should never mix. I think everyone knows that. In this experiment, though, we are going to do an experiment with static electricity and water. All we need is a balloon, a gentle stream of water, and some hair.
Hey Ray! Hidden Colors In The LeavesMany people love the fall because of the colors foliage becomes before they drop their leaves.
Hey Ray! Understanding HalosWhen you hear the word halo, you may think of an angel. The topic here is halos, but these ones are in the sky, and something I get asked about a lot.
Hey Ray! Fitting A Round Coaster Through A Square HoleI have a new problem this week. I need to get a round coaster through a square hole without ripping the paper.
Hey Ray! Area Vs. PerimeterI had a bit of a problem. I needed to fit my entire body through a hole in a standard piece of printer paper. While this isn't a real problem, it is a fun way to show how the perimeter and area of something is related.
Hey Ray! Understanding Static EquilibriumSometimes, seemingly real things on the internet turn out to be fake, and sometimes seemingly fake things on the internet turn out to be true.
Hey Ray! Understanding The Center Of GravityWe have discussed gravity in a couple different experiments. This time, I am going to show you something that may seem almost impossible to do.
Hey Ray! Feeling Changes In The WeatherThe atmosphere has weight. The near average weight is 14.7 pounds per square inch. That means every square inch of your body, on average, has 14.7 pounds of atmosphere pushing on it.
Hey Ray! Why Flames Don't Cast ShadowsShadows are pretty much an everyday or every night occurrence. Since light travels in a straight line, when something gets in the way of that path, it creates an absence of light, or a shadow.
Hey Ray! How MRI's WorkHave you ever had to get an MRI? That is the loud machine with a very powerful magnet that can make images of the inside of your body.
Hey Ray! What To Expect From The Perseid Meteor ShowerThe night sky is full of amazing things during the summer! One thing that peaks in August is the Perseid Meteor Shower, and it can be one of the biggest celestial highlights in the summer.
Hey Ray! Explaining What Heat Lightning IsWhen people refer to heat lightning, they are usually talking about seeing lightning, but not hearing thunder in the evening or nighttime, usually during the summer months.
Hey Ray! Visualizing The Coanda EffectHave you ever tried to pour something from one coffee cup into another, only to have the liquid seemingly stick to the side of the cup, resulting in a mess? Meteorologist Ray Petelin explains the science that makes that mess can also help us perform a pretty cool trick!
Hey Ray! Understanding Smog And Poor Air QualitySmog and air quality issues can happen in our area any time of the year. Meteorologist Ray Petelin shows us how some weather patterns and our daily routines can also make the air quality worse.
Hey Ray! Understanding Surface TensionIf you think about it, water can be kind of weird.