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Installing lighting in your passenger model trains adds a very visually appealing quality to your models. There are many lighting kits available that make this task very easy and done in a short amount of time. These kits usually have LED lights mounted to a board that fits underneath the roof of th
While the eruption of a real-world volcano is produced by the pressure of magma (molten rock) from below the Earth's crust, the bubbly, fizzing eruption of a model volcano is a product of common household chemicals. Namely, a model volcano erupts because of the reaction between an acid (vinegar) and
Students learn about solids, liquids and gases, and experiment with conditions that change things from one state to another. Water is a common material used to show physical states, such as the solid state when water turns into ice. Students can experiment with water, ice and dry ice to manipulate a
Fortunate, eagle-eyed individuals have a knack for coming across coins and other discarded valuables merely by visually scanning the ground on which they're walking. For those whose eyesight isn't quite up to this, a metal detector will help locate old and new coins in parks and schoolyards. Due to
You can make a wooden bench for the garden from lumber leftover from other projects or wood found at the local home improvement center. It is light enough for you to easily move it around the garden space as it provides style and function. This bench can also be a table but for that the builder may
There are many ways to draw electrical circuits and each method has its uses and drawbacks. It may be necessary to convert from one diagram to another during the circuit design process. For example, a design might start with a pictoral diagram, which is a simplified diagram that only shows circuit c
One of the biggest sense of accomplishment a child can feel is to make something that moves on its own. You can buy model car sets for your children, but it may be more gratifying to have them create a car from simple recycled materials. A green car without the toxins and environmental hazards of pa
When decorating your home, you can spend a lot of money on accessories, like interesting picture frames. One solution is to make your own whimsical picture frames by altering ordinary frames you already have. For example; transform a plain wood picture frame into a crafty frame to display a special
Majorettes are baton twirlers. They often perform as part of a marching band, flag line or color guard, so they can frequently be seen at pep rallies and in half-time shows. Majorette tricks involve passing the baton, spinning the baton and throwing the baton. An experienced majorette may also build
Mortised hinges provide a cleaner, more professional look to a door or cabinet and actually add strength to the hinge since it is embedded into the wood. Mortised hinges are less likely to twist out of place from the door's weight. A template makes cutting mortises for hinges a much simpler job than
It is easy to make an air diffuser at home with the right supplies, which can be used for gifts or placed in several rooms throughout your house. By making your own diffusers, you can control the strength of the scent and even mix and match fragrance oils, to create your own unique fragrance.
When concentrated sunlight hits a solar cell, the cell produces electricity more efficiently. Solar electric systems that use mirrors or lenses to focus sunlight onto solar cells are called concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems. Compared to the more common flat-plate photovoltaic systems, CPV te
The high cost of solar energy has limited its use.Solar Panels image by alessbonaventura from Fotolia.comThough the sun provides the Earth with enough renewable energy to run civilization many times over, harnessing that energy has proven to be a challenge. The lower power density of...
Magnetism is a bit like gravity. Both are invisible forces that act upon other objects. They are different because magnetism acts only on certain materials such as steel and iron, and gravity tugs on every object with any mass. We know magnetic fields exist because of their effect on certain kinds o
Making homemade pens is one of the most enjoyable of all wood turning skills. Each homemade wooden pen is unique, taking on the personality of the pen turner who creates it. Mastering the art of pen turning is not as hard at it may seem. Yes, it take some basic skills, but most of all, it just takes
Anyone with a tropical fish tank knows the importance of maintaining clean water. Water treatment typically requires the use of a filter, which traps sediment while allowing clean water to pass through. A diatom filter offers effective water filtration, but alternatives may also be used.