hooked science 300KENTUCKY (2/23/14) – Do your playing cards have muscles?

Using your breath and a few other ingredients from around the house you can increase the strength of your playing cards.

INGREDIENTS

  • Spool
  • Playing Card
  • Thumbtack

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:  Push the thumbtack through the center of the playing card.
STEP 2:  Hold the playing card against the bottom of the spool, so the thumbtack is sticking into the hole in the bottom of the spool.
STEP 3:  Holding the playing card against the bottom of the spool, strongly blow through the hole in the top of the spool, and observe.     
 
EXPLANATION

As you strongly blow through the top of the spool, a low pressure forms between the spool and the playing card. The higher air pressure on the other side of the card pushes on the card and keeps the card from falling. 

Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

Jason Lindsey Hooked on Science 

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Local Educator to Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading in Calculus

PADUCAH, Ky. (7/2/15) – Gary Goodaker of Caldwell County was recently selected to participate in the College Board's… Read More

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter SAR to Read the Declaration of Independence

CADIZ, Ky. (7/3/15) — The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host its second annual… Read More
1 DOW 17,730.11
-27.80 (-0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,076.78
-0.64 (-0.03%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,009.21
0.00 (0.00%)    

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 14286

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6244

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5004

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3809

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3591

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45203

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14286

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 02, 2015 14286

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 6244

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 2409

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
July 03, 2015 2073

KMA Reminds Motorist of New Kentucky Red Light Law

by David Holt
July 02, 2015 1495

North Middle School Welcomes New Principal

by Julie Wischer
July 02, 2015 1291

Hanson Approves Budget on Second Reading

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 1142

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
July 02, 2015 1055

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released –…

by SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 806

Planning Commission Approves Re-zoning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 769

UPDATE - Suspicious Package under Investigation

by SurfKY News