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Take a Science Break with TWC News Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons as he connects you, and the minds of area youth, to the world of science every Tuesday.

8:42 AM Posted By: Burton Fitzsimmons
TWC News: Air Pressure is the Answer
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Picture this: A small piece of crumpled paper is underneath a coin inside a shot glass.

Our goal is to get the paper on top of the coin — without touching anything. With the right amount of air pressure applied, it might be possible.

Do you think we can do it? Watch the "Science Break" segment above to find out.


07/22/2014 08:44 AM Posted By: Burton Fitzsimmons
TWC News: Egg-cellent
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Science doesn't have to be boring. In fact, it can be rather egg-citing.

Today, our Burton Fitzsimmons has quite the experiment: With the proper weight distribution, is it possible to walk on eggs without cracking them?

See how it all turns out in the "Science Break" segment above.


07/15/2014 11:21 AM Posted By: Burton Fitzsimmons
TWC News: ‘Bending’ light
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We learn in school that light travels in a straight line—but that can change with a simple experiment.

With the help of an adult, poke a small hole in a water bottle. Be sure to have a bucket to catch the flow of water. Then, turn out the lights and point a laser at the water.

See what happens next in this “Science Break” in the video above.


07/01/2014 10:18 AM Posted By: TWC News Staff
TWC News: Create a Cloud inside a Bottle
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Clouds come in all different shapes and sizes, but you can make your own right at home.

All you need is some matches and a bottle with a little water. Have an adult strike three matches and place them in the bottle. Then, screw the lid on tight.

Find out what happens next when you apply a little pressure in this “Science Break” in the video above.


06/24/2014 08:44 AM Posted By: Burton Fitzsimmons
TWC News: Blowing Up a Balloon Inside a Bottle
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Is it possible to blow up a balloon inside of a bottle?

The air in the bottle actually takes up space, preventing the balloon from being blown up--but there's an easy fix for that.

Our Burton Fitzsimmons shows us in the "Science Break" segment above.


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