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Rough Science 3 New Zealand - Explore the science: Quakers

Updated Tuesday, 27th February 2007

 More about the science behind the challenges: Quakers

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Kathy and Jonathan working on the seismograph Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Production team

The scientists begin by trying to find the best waterproofing agents for a tent, and look at the possibilities for insulating it.

They also build a seismograph and test it with dynamite explosions. The Rough Scientists have explained the science behind these challenges.

What makes a good waterproofing agent? Discover how material can be treated to repel water and what modern tents are made of.

How does a seismograph work? Investigate the physics and find out how to make one for yourself.

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