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How to Heat Your Room for 15 Cents a Day

How to Heat Your Room for 15 Cents a Day
Wanting to cut costs on the energy bill, especially now that temperatures are dropping for the season? Economics may be one reason to seek more sustainable energy sources, but this inventive way to heat the house is also purely fascinating. Journalist, YouTuber, and boat owner Dylan Winter created his DIY heater using tea lights and placed inside a bread tin and covered with two ceramic flowerpots. The tea lights are first put into a bread loaf tin and covered with a small upside-down flower pot. The hole in the top of the upside-down pot is covered with the metal casing leftover from one of the tea lights. This system works because the candles produce gases full of heated particles that are captured and channeled through the pots. What will then be caused is the cold air to fall into the warm areas and create a convection current; then heat is transferred from one pot to another, and then out of the hole. You get a nice flow around the [pots] and it warms the room up. Related:  MiscellaneousUnusual Science & activities

How to make a rocket with sugar and kitty litter Got some powdered sugar and kitty litter just lying around? Sure, there are some more practical uses for both of those things, but let's add some potassium nitrate to the mix and blow it all sky-high. [optional caption text here] Image: [name here]/Shutterstock There's a special place in YouTuber Grant Thompson aka the King of Random's heart for rockets made from innocuous, everyday objects. But what if you could use some plain old powdered sugar and a little bit of potassium nitrate to create a homemade pyrotechnic mixture that can launch a rocket over 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air? Watch the video above to find out how you can construct this awesome little homemade rocket, complete with a built-in time delay and a parachute ejection charge.

25 Halloween Science and Sensory Activities for Kids - Fun-A-Day! 672 Flares6481806----×672 Flares FUN Halloween science and sensory activities for the kiddos! Welcome back to Share It Saturday. Last week, as always, there were so many wonderful posts linked up! I especially loved the Halloween science and sensory activities that were shared. So those are the ideas I’m featuring today, along with a few others I recently found. 1. 11. 16. 21. Be sure to check out my fellow hostesses and see what they’re featuring this week! If you’re a blogger, come on over and share a few recent posts! Here’s the Share It Saturday Button for those of you who link up: For those who were featured, feel free to grab a button just for you: (Linkup closed) Shared at Pinning for Play Hi there!

Building a Simple Kirlian Photography Device The Kirlian device we are building uses a HV transformer. It is battery powered, but don't let that lull you into a false sense of safety. The Kirlian device generates pulses of high voltage that can provide a nasty shock. In addition we will build a transparent electrode that allows one to use a standard camera (with bulb setting) to capture Kirlian images. The schematic is shown in Figure 2. Figure 2 If the photo batteries are not available you may want to try wiring 10 or more 9-volt batteries in series. The capacitors C1-C4 are wired in parallel as shown in Figure 2. The transformer T1 is a high voltage auto-transformer. Figure 3 The toggle switch SW1 is a single pole double throw "momentary" contact. The switch is important and must be wired correctly to obtain maximum benefit. To mount the switch to the board a metal battery clip (9-volt) is used, see parts list. Below is an example of a photograph taken with the Kirlian device. Previous Page: Introduction | Next Page: Exposure Plate

What is Mantle of the Expert? » Mantle of the Expert By Viv Aitken (a version of this article originally appeared in the NZ Education Review, July 3 2009) Mantle of the expert … an active, urgent, purposeful view of learning, in which knowledge is to be operated on, not merely taken in (Dorothy Heathcote) Mantle of the Expert has been described as ‘a dramatic inquiry-learning based approach to teaching and learning’ []. As experts the children encounter authentic tasks and solve realistic problems related to the project. Thus, instead of learning within discrete curriculum ‘boxes’, children develop skills and deepen knowledge in literacy, numeracy, languages, the arts, technology, social sciences, health and physical education within meaningful contexts and with a clear purpose. The fictional nature of Mantle of the Expert is critical to its potency as a learning tool. Mantle of the Expert is used in hundreds of classrooms around the world at both primary and secondary level. References: Forester, K.

Orgonite diy - make your own orgone generators Orgone Zappers and Hulda Clark Zappers This is the most important thing I have to tell you on this page.Many people on the internet and elsewhere are spending a lot of time and money to make you believe it is otherwise. Orgonite pouring session: Dr. Nyerenga from Malawi learns the ropes Orgonite always works, even if you think you have it all wrong The designs of the basic orgonite tools are very error tolerant. Baking orgonite is much easier than that! Making beautiful orgonite takes practice and is not that easy, but as much as we all love to make things beautiful, a rough and dirty orgonite TB will neutralise a cell phone tower (death force transmitter) just as well as a high gloss one with neatly arranged gemstone inlays. The easiest to start with: making orgonite TBs TBs or Tower Busters are the easiest to make. Waxing the form Shavings the way we like them Apart from the shavings and resin, the mandatory ingredient is quartz.You don’t have to use A-grade tips. Typical ingredients the way we make our TBs Top layer Start pouring

Pot-in-pot refrigerator A pot-in-pot refrigerator, clay pot cooler[1] or zeer (Arabic: زير‎) is an evaporative cooling refrigeration device which does not use electricity. It uses a porous outer earthenware pot, lined with wet sand, contains an inner pot (which can be glazed to prevent penetration by the liquid) within which the food is placed - the evaporation of the outer liquid draws heat from the inner pot. The device can be used to cool any substance. This simple technology requires only a flow of relatively dry air and a source of water. History[edit] There is some evidence that evaporative cooling was used as early as the Old Kingdom of Egypt, around 2500 B.C. Despite being developed in Northern Africa, the technology appears to have been forgotten with the advent of modern electrical refrigerators. Construction[edit] Functioning of a clay pot cooler A zeer is constructed by placing a clay pot within a larger clay pot with wet sand in between the pots and a wet cloth on top.[9] Impact[edit]

Tire Sandals: Innovative Footwear Made From Old Tires. Make Your own Tire SandalsAdapted from Participating in Nature: Wilderness Survival and Primitive Living Skills I'm hard on shoes. It's not uncommon for me to go through half a dozen pairs of shoes, or more, each year. I maintain an active lifestyle, hiking, playing, camping, and working. Water wears out a shoe quicker than anything else. A few trips in and out of the creeks, puddles, and swamps, and they just come unglued. If I do not happen to dissolve my shoes in water, then I wear out the soles on gravel. Really, I have never been quite satisfied with conventional shoes, and it's not just because I wear them out so easily. While I am at it, I have other complaints too. I go barefoot as much as I can, but like most people, I have tender feet--because I don't go bare foot all the time. I may practice primitive camping, but I also have to face the modern realities of the clock. After all these life-long problems with shoes, I was ecstatic to learn of something that actually did work.

Sensory Art Play: Puffy Rainbow Clouds - Twodaloo Last updated Sunday, June 8, 2014 Have you ever wished you could paint a cloud? Even if the idea never occurred to you, I guarantee your kiddos will love this activity. Not only will they be able to create a giant, puffy cloud in a seriously cool way, they’ll be able to add color to their hearts’ content and THEN dive into some ooey, gooey, foamy sensory play. *This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Puffy Rainbow Clouds If you want to make a puffy rainbow cloud, you have to start by making a regular cloud. and our microwave. You can read more about the science behind the Ivory soap experiment at Steve Spangler Science. *Looking for Ivory Soap? . So yeah. The “cloud” of soap has a unique texture- kinda crunchy on the outside and airy/spongy on the inside. After that, I mixed up jars of colored water using a few drops of food coloring per jar- I’d prefer to use liquid watercolors but we were running low. on Amazon) and let them loose to paint their clouds any way they pleased.

50 Things You Should $top Buying & Start Making You might be realizing that most of the products out there that aren’t made organically or naturally contain a lot of toxic chemicals. Not only that, many of these products can be harmful to our environment in a number of ways. Making things yourself not only saves you money and helps the environment, but it lets you know where your products are coming from and exactly what’s in it. You can make anything from food items to personal care and cleaning products all in very simple ways. Remember: whenever you can, use organic foods and ingredients in recipes. 50 Things You Can Start Making Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t break the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Homemade Mayonnaise – This is a great recipe for any mayonnaise lover out there wanting to make their own at home, it’s simple and easy and tastes better than the store bought versions.