June 2006 E-Science Newsletter


Thank you for subscribing to the E-Science Newsletter.

From experiments you can try at home to science news going on right in your own backyard, each month, you'll get an e-mail exploding with science.

Also, don't forget to watch the Science Lab on the Weekend Breakfast Show every Sunday morning from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Science experts from across the Heartland will show you hands-on how science can be fun. Wake Up with the Weekend Breakfast Show next Sunday; you never know what will be cooking in the Heartland Science Lab.

I hope this newsletter sparks a love for science in your home and always remember science is fun.

Take Care,
Jason Lindsey
Meteorologist/Science Reporter
Jason's Science Blog

In This Issue...
Science Lab Experiments
The details on all the experiments you've watched on KFVS12.  Now you can try them at home! 
Science News
A team of leading scientists have come up with a 10 question science quiz you should be able to pass with flying colors if you have a high school diploma.  Take the quiz and see how you do.

PLEASE use the following important safety precautions when performing any Heartland Science Labexperiment:

  • Always have an adult present.
  • Use a store-purchased chemistry set and always follow the instructions, especially the precautions stated in the instructions.
  • Always wear the correct safety gear while doing any experiment.
  • Never eat or drink anything if using chemicals.

Here are a few Science Lab experiments you've watched on KFVS. Try them at home!

Fire Extinguisher Science
We see them all around us, but do you know how to make your own fire extinguisher? We showed you how in the Science Lab and all you need are a few things from the kitchen.
Bernoulli's Principle
Can you make an object float in mid air? Science reporter Jason Lindsey showed you how in the Heartland Science Lab.
Water Balloon in the Jar
How can you push a water balloon into a jar? Science reporter Jason Lindsey and a Crittenden County science teacher show you this cool science trick in the Heartland Science Lab.
Fun with Gas - Make Carbon Dioxide to Blow up a Balloon
What happens when you mix vinegar with baking soda? It creates a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide gas that will blow up a balloon. Try it at home!

Go to the Heartland Science Lab Experiments page for a complete list of experiments you've watched in the Science Lab.

Go to the
Heartland Science Lab Links page to find links mentioned on Heartland Science Lab.

Do you have a science experiment or science story idea for science reporter Jason Lindsey? If so, send
Jason an e-mail.

What's Being Done To Bring More Science To The Heartland?
It's all around us, it's an important part of our future, and it's something science reporter Jason Lindsey says is taking the Heartland by storm.
Why Do We Need More Science?
If science reporter Jason Lindsey isn't blowing up something, he's telling us how science is everywhere. It's a subject most us didn't look forward to in school, so why is he trying to get us hooked.
Dirty Ice
It's cold, refreshing, and great tasting on a hot summer day, but have you ever thought about what's in your ice? We have some shocking truth about the ice you put in your cup.
Dirty Laundry
Washing the laundry! It's a chore many of us don't look forward to, but if you don't do it right you might be harming your family.
The Science Behind Golf
Avid golfers will tell you the game isn't as easy as it looks, but what if we said you could improve your golf game by adding a little science to your swing.
10 Science Questions Every High School Graduate Should Know
A team of leading scientists have come up with a 10 question science quiz you should be able to pass with flying colors if you have a high school diploma.
 Edible Science
Hey kids, how would you like to trade in your science book for a treat? That's what one Heartland school is doing and it all has to do with getting kids hooked on science.