8 awesomely simple science experiments you can do at home

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Science can be a little intimidating. Whether it's the latest research in quantum mechanics or organic chemistry, sometimes science can make your head spin.But you don't have to be go through 8 years of school or work in a high-tech lab to do science.
There are plenty of experiments you can do at home. You might even have a few of the materials just lying around the house.
Here are a few easy ways for you to see science in action.