A motion activated bad Dad joke Father’s day card

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Learn Arduino with this plug and play circuit – no soldering or programming required! What you’ll learn:How to incorporate Arduino circuits into a Father’s day message.Key takeaways:There are two parts to building an Arduino circuit: the wiring and circuit components, and the programming. Jump to supply list See this circuit …

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Star Wars Motion Sensors: Father’s Day Fun

Create a small Arduino circuit to shock dad on Father’s day What you’ll learn:How to incorporate Arduino circuits into a Father’s day message.Key takeaways:There are two parts to building an Arduino circuit: the wiring and circuit components, and the programming. Jump to supply list See this circuit simulated We have …

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How to make ice cream that’s easy and fizzy

how to make ice cream at home - stirring dry ice into your ice cream mix

Create ice cream using dry ice for a fun, science based, experience. What you’ll learn:How to make ice cream that tastes fizzyKey takeaways:We can use many things to make homemade ice cream: an ice cream maker, rock salt and a bag, or very cold elements like liquid nitrogen or dry …

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Soda bottle water rocket launcher

water rocket launcher with soda bottle rocket and fins

Make a cool summer sprinkler that involves blasting off!What you’ll learn:How rockets fly and engineering principlesKey takeaways:Testing can help you determine what design parameters will lead to the best flights. Jump to supply list Soda bottle rockets are a fun way to stave off the summer heat. Kids will get …

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Build a Robotic Arm

Turn into an engineer with one of many DIY robotic arm kits. There is no question that robots are a huge part of the future. They are performing jobs that we never thought possible, all thanks to scientists and engineers who have been hard at work in dark labs working, …

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Vector Treasure Map: The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt

vector treasure map learning how to use a compass

Gain real life experience with a compass and vectors as you search for treasure What you’ll learn:How vectors add together in any order to reach the same point using a vector treasure map or outdoor orienteering.Key takeaways:Vectors have a size (here a distance) and a direction. Vectors are added head …

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Photoelectric effect demonstration

teaching the photoelectric effect to kids

Learn how light can be converted into electricity through play What you’ll learn:What the photoelectric effect is, and how the threshold frequency (or color) of the incident light impacts the current generated.Key takeaways:The photoelectric effect uses the energy from light to release electrons in a metal and create a current. …

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Pi Day Projects for Kids

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Fun projects to celebrate March 14th (aka Pi Day) Pi Day: Celebrating the number that stole the world.Quite possibly the most famous number around doesn’t even look like a number. Its name, yes, it has a name, is Pi. Why is Pi so important?Pi is what we call an irrational number. …

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Color changing Easter eggs

natural easter egg dye with acid base indicators

Use chemistry to make super cool Easter eggs Jump to supply list There are all sorts of ideas on where the practice of Easter egg dying came from. Some suppose it was Mary Magdeline, whom upon bringing a basket of cooked eggs to share with others mourning Jesus’ death found …

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