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Thanksgiving Experiments

Michele Perin of St. Louis, Missouri gets pretty creative with her Vernier labs. She doesn’t have a lab for EVERY season yet, but she has written some tasty experiments for Thanksgiving!

Potato Frankenstein How Quickly Does Your Potato Cool?
Have you ever sat down to a Thanksgiving dinner only to find that the potatoes have gotten cold while other dishes were being readied? Does the size of the potatoes affect how long they stay hot?
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Turkey Is Thanksgiving Dinner Really Aggravating Your Acid Indigestion?
Thanksgiving dinner is filled with a much wider variety of foods than your everyday supper menu. Which one of those traditional favorites is most likely to contribute to acid indigestion?
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Turkey Wishbone Who Really Broke the Turkey Wishbone?
Each Thanksgiving, there is a contest for who can break the turkey wishbone. Traditions vary as to whether the short side is the winner or the loser. But does one person really exert a stronger force over another?
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