Thanksgiving Table Toppers

Image of a completed turkey table topper kids paper circuits project. Image is of a purple and white polka dot turkey feather area with a blue polka dot body. The turkey has a purple hat which has a rainbow flashing LED in it.

Download our thanksgiving kids paper circuit and create a festive LED turkey table toppers! Get photos and videos on how to make this fun science project! Jump to a section IntroductionProject IngredientsProject SetupTips and TricksConclusion Thanksgiving LED Paper Circuit Project Let’s make awesome, and bright, Thanksgiving table toppers. These fun …

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Cool gifts to bring science to kids

Cool gifts with a science sparkKids want cool gifts, parents want science gifts for kids. Sometimes parents feel like there is a battle between what kids see as cool gifts, and what parents see as piles of plastic. Even parents who know the value of creative play can often get …

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Christmas Science Experiments

5 christmas science projects for kids featured

Christmas science experiments for kidsLevitating Santa sleighLED SnowmanGrow a crystal treeMake a snowball catapultCreate ice ornaments with BentleyWinter is coming! That means the kids will be home from school and itching to be occupied. While we do a ton of reading and time to let our kids be bored, we …

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Grow your own Christmas Tree

grow a crystal tree christmas science projects for kids featured

Jump to supply list Growing a crystal tree was on my big 2018 list of science projects I wanted to try out. We did this in the summer for my Christmas in July community science show, but life has been insane with all of my class offerings that it has …

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DIY LED Snowman Decorations

diy led snowman decorations building the body 2

Jump to supply list Winter is here, and that means it’s time to decorate the house with everything snow. I love making snowman decorations because they provide a great blank canvas base. That is, everyone can work on the science part of wiring up the snowmen with LED lights, but …

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DIY Levitating Santa Sleigh

how to make a leivtating santa sleigh as a christmas science experiment

Jump to supply list The ultimate Santa sleigh and reindeer decoration.Christmas is about quality time together (well, at least that’s what I go for every year. We love to decorate our house for Christmas every year. The girls make tons of DIY LED Ornaments to brighten our tree, and often we …

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Hexbug Heaven: How to make a simple robot

how to make a hexbug

What you’ll learn:How to make a vibrating hexbug that you can decorate.Key takeaways:In a circuit, or circle, wires must create a circle around a battery. That is, wires from the battery should go from one side, through the motor, and onto the other side of the battery. Jump to supply …

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Thanksgiving Science Activities

Thanksgiving science activities for kids

Thanksgiving Science Activities for Kids Extract DNA from a pumpkin Make holiday window decorations Make a hexbug turkey Bake the perfect pumpkin pie Check out the 2017 list Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Having food, family, warm smells, and hot fires in one place are the pinnacle of …

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Pumpkin DNA Extraction

DNA extraction - how to extract DNA from a strawberry

What you’ll learn:How to extract DNA from any living thing (we will do pumpkin for Thanksgiving, but strawberry, banana, and other soft fruits are also popular).Key takeaways:DNA extraction and isolation is a fun science project for kids to do at home as they learn about what makes us, us. Jump …

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