Spring Bling

Spring Bling displays multiple physics related concepts: surface tension, refraction, density, and color. Surface tension is the attraction of molecules to one another on a liquid’s surface. In Spring Bling, underneath the surface of the water all of the molecules have equal pressure pushing on them from all sides. The water molecules on the surface, however, do not have molecules above them pushing down, so they are more strongly attracted to their neighbors. This attraction […]

The SMART New Thermostat

 SMART: (Simple Manageable Adaptive Residencial Thermostat)  SECTION 1. ABSTRACT This paper presents an invention related to programmable adaptive thermostat which provides effective energy conservation on air conditioner and heater. The price of residential electricity is soaring.   Electric bills have skyrocketed in the last several years.  US Department of Energy indicated that the price of one kilowatt-hour of electricity (in nominal dollars) has increased about five times from $ 0.08/kWh in 1996 to $0.39/kWh in 2034.  Southern California Edison announced […]


Everyday discoveries are reported through journals. Journals are a great way to stay up to date on any topic - health, business, entertainment, science... Join our Journal Club to read, learn and, discuss current topics in STEM. Journal Club: How it works Each group chooses an article to read for the week or two weeks. Each member will be responsible for writing about what they read (questions, comments, etc.) on NHSJS's Forum. Reply to each […]

The Effects of Acid Rain on the Visible Light Absorption of Stained Glass

Abstract: The effect of acid rain on stained glass windows is felt by many churches and other historic buildings worldwide, especially in Europe. As a result, the relationship between the traditionally dark interiors of these European churches and the acid rain that corrodes the stained glass was studied. Specifically, the effects of specific pHs of acid rain on the visible light absorption of stained glass over time were examined. In order to study this topic, […]