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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.

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.


06/17/2014 09:43 AM Posted By: Burton Fitzsimmons
TWC News: Feeling the Pressure
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Everyone knows that when you remove a candle's oxygen supply, the flame goes out.

But what happens when that candle is sitting in water? Our Burton Fitzsimmons shows us with an experiment in pressure in this "Science Break."


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