A novel material called upsalite is the world's most water-absorbent material. Made of nanostructured anhydrous magnesium carbonate, this material is capable of absorbing several hundred times its weight in water, even i... More »

Common heat-absorbing materials include precious metals such as silver, copper and gold. Materials that conduct more heat are capable of absorbing heat before transferring it. The most conductive naturally occurring mate... More »

Roots absorb water from the surrounding soil using the process of osmosis. Plant and tree roots have special structures, called root hair cells, that cover a large surface area and act as tiny sponges to absorb maximal a... More »

Perform an acid-base titration in the lab by setting up a burette, dissolving the material for analysis in water in a flask, adding an indicator, recording an initial reading of the burette, adding titrant until the colo... More »

To shrink rubber, expose the material to extreme, direct heat, and then form it into the desired shape. Heat the rubber material with a blow dryer or hot air gun in an outdoor setting to minimize the risk of fire or inju... More »

Chromatography is used in many different disciplines of science to separate mixtures by flowing it over or through a material referred to as a stationary phase. The mixture that is to be separated has to be dissolved in ... More »

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Activities on Pearson Interactive Science involve photosynthesis, gravity, material properties, and protecting the environment and its resources. Interactive Science has programs spanning grades K through eight. More »

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