How to make lunch bag Explode

How to make lunch bag Explode – Fun science experiment. Do you like things that go POP! We know you do. This is why our video today, is all about creating the exploding lunch bag. Now how cool is that!

How to make lunch bag Explode

I have the good fortune of monitoring the students during lunch. We affectionately call it lunch duty (some call it a war zone). Moreover, I have noticed that some of the students. Not all of them, but some of the students, like to pop the plastic bags, their cookie comes in. I know – they think it’s funny.

So I decided that they may love this cool experiment. Why? Because it’s all about how to make a lunch bag explode – POP! Yes, science is cool! Even though you are learning something. You have to admit, making a lunch bag explode really is awesome.

So what do you need?

  • One small (sandwich size) zip-lock bag.
  • The freezer bags work best.
  • Baking soda – most people have that but you can buy it anywhere.
  • Warm water – now who doesn’t have that.
  • Vinegar – very important ingredient.
  • And of course as always make sure you ask your parents for permission.
  • Measuring cup – because you will need to measure.
  • A tissue – to blow your nose. I’m joking, just get the tissue you will need it.

How to make lunch bag Explode

  • Here are the simple steps: what to do and how to do it.
  • Go outside because this could get messy. Or at least do this in the kitchen sink.
  • Put 1/4 cup of pretty warm water into the bag.
  • Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the water in the bag.
  • Remember to be careful and have a work area.
  • Put 3 teaspoons of baking soda into the middle of the tissue. We told you – you would need the tissue.
  • Wrap the baking soda up in the tissue by folding the tissue around it.
  • You will have to work fast now, really fast.
  • Partially zip the bag closed but leave enough space to add the baking soda packet.
  • Put the tissue with the baking soda into the bag and quickly zip the bag completely closed.
  • Put the bag in the sink or down on the ground (outside) and step back.

The bag will start to expand, and expand, and if all goes well. If all goes well you will get a POP! I think it would be fun to try this. If you try this at home, take a picture and send it to us. We would love to share it on our Facebook page.

How it works

Just in case you were wondering – How it works? Nothing like a little chemistry to to add fun to a boring afternoon. What happens inside the bag is actually pretty interesting. The baking soda and the vinegar eventually mix. The tissue is used to buy you some time to zip the bag shut.

When they do mix, you create an ACID-BASE reaction and the two chemicals work together to create a gas. Carbon dioxide to be exact. The stuff we breathe out. It turns out gasses need a lot of room, the carbon dioxide starts to fill the bag. It keeps filling the bag until the bag can no longer hold it any more. This will cause the bag to POP!

Be sure to clean up well and recycle those plastic bags. Moreover, do not forget to have fun with this experiment! Try and figure out if different temperatures of water will affect how fast the bag inflates? What amount of baking soda creates the best reaction? In addition, which size bag creates the fastest pop?

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How kids can bowl for FREE – any one can sign up

How kids can bowl for FREE – any one can sign up for this! Thanks for watching the video and stopping by to leave a comment and a thumbs up (HINT).

How kids can bowl for FREE

I made this video for two reasons – having kids is expensive and i wanted to fill my children’s summer with as much family fun as I could. What better place to do that than a family night of bowling. Did I mention kids 13 and under play for FREE.

Of course I did. I normally don’t follow some of the things people post online (Facebook) but I was sent a link from our local newspaper telling people about all the free things they can do this summer with their families. When I saw the free bowling segment – I had to try it out. As well as test it to see if there were any hidden fees or gimmicks.

How kids can bowl for FREE

What I found:

  • Bowling is free for 13 and under. You only pay for shoe rental.
    (* Not bad, it does save you money and the bowling – 2 games are free.)
  • Easy set up online and very little information.
    (* if your like me, you may be hesitant to give out your email address for fear of spamming. But so far all I receive is notifications of when my coupons for free bowling is available and some other free offers.)
  • You can sign up several children.
    (But they are quick to remind you that this is not for summer school trip use or clubs and not a baby sitting or daycare thing.)
  • They try to sell you a family package. The deal is decent and to me it’s a bit of an underhanded way of making an up-sale. Nevertheless this is a business and that is what business need to do to stay in business.

As you can see by my video we all had a wonderful time. Especially me – I won!!! I mean, I was able to spend time with my family. Yes I had to pay for me and my daughter (is older than 13). But if you have a large family of small children, this is great.

The family on the lane next to me had several small children and they were having a blast as well.

Please remember to visit my YouTube channel and say hello. Give me a thumbs up and subscribe. I would really appreciate it.
How kids can bowl for FREE

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What makes popcorn pop! How does popcorn work?

What makes popcorn pop! How does popcorn work? If you love popcorn, with a large soda while watching a movie. We have a treat for you! Have you ever wondered how popcorn works? Check out the video below to learn how you can create your own cool “What makes popcorn pop!“ science experiment.

What makes popcorn pop!

How does popcorn work?

If you enjoyed our video, please do subscribe to our YouTube channel. My students would really appreciate it. They sort of keep track of how many views, likes and subscribers we get. Go figure, that’s important to them.

So back to the question of the day. Have you ever wondered? What makes popcorn pop! How do those hard little kernels of corn pop into soft popcorn puffs? Well as you saw in the video above (we hope), we have a cool science experiment you can do as a school science experiment or as a fun home project. But remember to get permission first from your parents. Don’t forget to make this a fun family project. After all, after the project you can eat the popcorn as you watch a movie with your family.

How does popcorn work?

Safety is always first. We do not want any lawsuits… I mean injuries. So please be safe.

Popcorn – Why does it pop?
The short story is that a typical un-popped kernel contains a small amount of water in its center. Did you know that? How interesting is that.

Popcorn pops when the water in the center of the kernel is quickly heated, and the water inside the kernel turns into steam. The steam pushes against the inside of the kernel as it gets hotter. Eventually the pressure from the steam builds and over comes the strength of the kernel and pops it.

The explosion causes the soft tissue inside the kernel to puff outwards, giving a popped kernel its characteristic appearance. Now that you know this. How can we turn this into a school science experiment?

Yeah, who does not want to get a good grade in science and become the envy of all the school?

Popcorn Science Experiment

Let us assume for now that we are not sure that this is what happens and are merely hypothesizing. Hypothesizing is just a cool scientific way of saying “make a really good educated guess.”

How could we prove our hypothesis? By experimentation of course! The fun part of any popcorn science project is the control.

The Control
First things first: perform a control. Get some popcorn and pop some of it. This way you can get a rough estimate of how much of it popped and how much did not.

Experimentation
Now, what if you slowly warm up the popcorn in an oven for a couple of hours and then try to pop it? Does it still pop? As you might have guessed. It does not. But why?

The answer lies within that little bit of water inside each kernel. When the kernel was heated at the relatively low temperature, the water inside dried up. Trying to pop these dried out kernels will be a waste of time. Without the water at the center of the kernels, popping will not be possible.

What other experiments could we run to further convince others of your hypothesis?

Other possible Experimentation’s

Here are some “experimentation” ideas you can try.

  • Soak the kernels for a few hours, and then try to pop them. Will the extra water help or hinder the kernels in popping?
  • Will any kernels pop if they are heated below the temperature at which water turns to steam? Water turns to steam at 212 degrees Fahrenheit – if you are wondering.
  • What if you pierce the hard shell of the kernels? How would that affect their ability to burst from the steam pressure?
  • On the other hand, does freezing the kernels have an effect?

Wow! Who knew you could have so much fun with a “What makes popcorn pop!” popcorn experiment. Just remember to ask your parents for permission.

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Jellyfish has no brains animal Fun Facts

Jellyfish has no brains Fun Facts. No really, it is true! I know because one of the issues I have in creating fun interesting scripts for our Fred Wild YouTube channel. Is to come up with weird, interesting and fun facts. Something to shock and amaze our students. Not to mention something the teachers will also consider educational.

Enjoy the Jellyfish has no brains fun facts video below and I will explain more below.

Jellyfish has no brains Fun Facts

I hope you enjoyed the video; it was truly an eye opening experience for my fifth grade anchors. Whom were surprised to learn this jellyfish had no brains. Not to mention that the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish also ate and “pooped” through the same orifice.

That completely threw them into a hysteria. In my mind, this is good. I am hoping it peaked their interesting in learning more about this sea creature and others. If you want students to learn today, you have to offer more than just facts and figures. Educators love to throw fancy words around – like engagement. However, I find myself asking. What does that even mean?

How do you bring about engagement in a student?

Perhaps I am not educated or properly sophisticated enough to understand the proper tactics of engagement. What I do know, is that if you can capture the interest of a student. You have already won have the battle. Their interest will drive them to learn (on their own).

Forgive me for using Wow factor

To all the educators who wonder why I entertain the students with wow or grossness. I ask you to forgive me. It may disrupt your class for a few moments. It may cause your students to giggle and scoff. I believe this is your opportunity to use that to stir up interest in learning.

It could just be me. A student shocked to learn, the jellyfish has no brains. Would not this be a great opportunity to engage with your students? (Just saying.)

Jelly Fish has no brains Fun Facts

Have you ever seen a jellyfish? The ocean is full of jellyfish. If you have been to the beach and swam in the ocean enough times. You have most probably seen a jellyfish or been stung by a jellyfish.

Here are some interesting Lion’s Mane Jellyfish fun fact.

  • Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Can Grow Up to 120 Feet Long. The largest recorded blue whale was a paltry 108 feet long. But don’t go around calling this jellyfish the world’s longest animal. Some marine biologists claim the saltwater bootlace worm deserves that title—when fully extended. It can stretch 180 feet from end to end!
  • The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Eats and Expels Waste through the Same Orifice. Jellyfish have a very special opening designed to perform double-duty as both a mouth and… (where they poop through).
  • Lion’s Mane Jellyfish come in a Variety of Colors. Large individuals are often red or purple. Smaller specimens tend to be shades of tannish-orange.
  • These Guys Can Have up to 1,200 Tentacles. These are arranged in eight sets that contain between 70 and 150 individual tentacles apiece. Now there is some Grade-A nightmare fuel.
  • It Makes Do With a Yearlong Lifespan. Unbelievably, one type of jellyfish may be functionally immortal. Sadly, the lion’s mane jelly does not follow suit.
  • The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Like it cold. These large creatures are seldom seen below the northern 42nd parallel.
  • They gravitate towards the surface and almost never venture beneath depths of 66 feet.
  • The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish unlike other jellyfish, (technically) lacks a brain. They have no Brain! In all fairness, contrary to popular belief these animals do have a central nervous systems, found nestled in their “hoods” (or “bells”).

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What am I doing wrong? Let me be honest. Is it ok if I am honest?

What am I doing wrong? Let me be honest. Is it OK if I am honest?

I write this blog people come, leave and I never know (for the rare exception of a comment) who they are, why they stopped by and if they care. To be honest it is starting to bother me. No, I am not complaining about you. You are here, reading my post.

What bothers me is the fact that I can’t make it work. I’ve been doing this for years. I am not going to say that I am awesome, follow me because the sun sets and rises on me. Nevertheless, after 10 plus years, I have 115 subscribers, mostly family, spammers and a few loyal subscribers. I hope you are one of them (of the loyal).

What am I doing Wrong

Look, I am not saying that all these years I spent writing in my blog I did it for the money. No. My first blog was a mess and I wrote exclusively about my family (kids). And I never went viral or tried to make money on my blog.

However, I did want people to like it. Why write if not to feel appreciated in one way another. Why share, if not to feel connected with others.
So seeing that I made what “Professional” bloggers would call a mess on my original blog. I created this one (currently reading), I purchased a domain, got the website – spent countless hours learning how to set it up. I even tried making money with it (since I pay good money for it – just to recoup cost).

Has it been a waste?

Now I find myself wondering like many others. Has it been a waste of time? Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate those who have read my blog, the few who have left comments. However – and I mean this in a good way. What am I doing wrong? Why after more than ten years am I still in the same place?

I know. Don’t feel bad millions of people never went viral or made it big with their blog, YouTube channel or whatever. I understand that. But I didn’t want to go viral. I wanted a small close following. People who connected with me. People who related and even if they only commented a few words – it would mean something.

Am I the only one?

Sometimes I find myself wondering, am I the only one? Sure, I am fooling myself into thinking I am the only one who tries to follow people and has genuine interest in the blogs, FB pages, twitter and so forth I follow. Nevertheless, I do feel that way.

In an age of social media where we can connect in a hundred million ways. Real connections, I feel, are few and sparse apart.

Maybe I am being petty or selfish. It could be I am not that good at writing a blog or I am not that interesting (a blog). No stretch of the imagination, that I lack the professionalism and business sense to run a successful blog. It could be. Yet, after 10 plus years of trying (even if piss poorly) you would think I would have a small segment of people who get my brand of silliness, parenting skills and awkwardness.

What do I want?

Sadly I am old enough now to remember the small beginnings of YouTube, Facebook, and blogs in general. I remember when computers first came out for home use. I would purchase the large PC Magazines and try to write code for my computer. There I was writing down five strings of code just to get my computer to make a ding sound.

Today I simply feel as if I missed out. No. More like squander opportunities I knew I should have followed up on. I remember when my Mom told me to stop playing with my computer that it was a fad. When my wife hated me writing personal things on my blog. When my wife also refused to have me share videos on YouTube.

Now here I am years later wondering how some teenage kid could have 10 million followers, subscribers and such, and making tens of thousands of dollars a month. While I struggle to get a few people to connect with me.

Is it me? What am I doing wrong?

It would be easy to blame social media. That people do not know how to connect. I watch my wife while she scrolls through her Facebook feed on her cellphone. Half if not more of the things she likes – she really doesn’t read (your secrets out – sorry honey). I love her and all but if you are going to like a post of mine. Why not read it first?

The professionals say that you have to find a niche. OK, Fine. I understand that. But give me a break, I tried to raise money for a mission trip to Peru. People were flooded out of cities, mudslides and more. When I reached out using my small connections on my blog, Facebook and Twitter. Can you imagine I received no interest?

I must really be bad at this or the internet is working against me. All I wanted to do was raise $2,000 dollars. All people had to do was buy themselves a gift and a portion of the money would go to help these poor people in Peru.

I received no feedback, not even a comment. Oh, I got a few hearts on Instagram from my paid advertising. A single like on Facebook, and no response on Twitter. It is not as if people are not using the internet successfully – so I have to believe I am doing something wrong. The question remains: What am I doing wrong?

If you would like to read a few of my lighter & funnier blog post, check out the links below.
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