Every Friday afternoon during the school year, we release new content here. This will include new episodes of Show Me Some ScienceEveryDay ScienceGet Your Science On and our newest Shopcast, Flash Science! Check back here every Tie Dye Friday for the latest and greatest!

Flash Science: Colorful Concoctions

Here’s a fun one to try at home: Brightly colored teas and juices often undergo cool color changes when you add vinegar or baking soda. It’s some fun, colorful, kitchen chemistry that anyone can try! Colorful Concoctions

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Now You Know: Why I Wear a Mask

Brenna uses some window cleaner—which makes a cool reaction with goldenrod paper—to show how wearing a mask limits the spread of droplets containing virus particles. The mask isn’t so much to protect you, but to protect others from you, in case you are affected.

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Flash Science: Wash Your Hands

One of the best weapons against the coronavirus (and other similar nasties)? Soap. This video shows how soap can disrupt a cell-like structure with an enclosing layer made of kerosene and plastic, just as soap disrupts the lipid bilayer that surrounds the coronavirus particles.

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An illustration of a coronavirus provided by the CDC (public domain). The virion appears roughly spherical and has protein "spikes" projecting from its surface.

Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Most of our content here is physics-focused and lighthearted, but we want to offer you a reliable, cohesive source of scientific information about SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) and the COVID-19 pandemic during this challenging time. To see our collected information on this important topic, please visit this page. Please check back regularly for updates -- we'll be [...]

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