What do bugs love? learning about entomology and isopods

science project image of pill bugs - isopods

Hey Science Family! They don’t leave slime, they don’t bite, they roll around and have dainty little legs. Who am I talking about? Pillbugs of course! Today we’re going to learn a little about our friendly little leaf-eating friends, and build them a super sweet viewing chamber so we can …

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Friction and Forces: A Post-it Note Experiment

One of my favorite friction forces examples really illustrates how big the frictional force can become. It is simple, engaging, and, best of all, mind blowing. Jump to a section IntroductionProject IngredientsProject SetupTips and TricksConclusion Bringing Friction Forces to Life Frictional forces are hard to graple with – like other …

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Angry Bird Ping Pong Ball Launcher

student prepares to fire a completed ping pong ball launcher

Learn about projectile motion, how the angle of launch affects distance, and how to create from plans in this fun DIY ping pong ball launching project. Jump to a section IntroductionProject IngredientsProject SetupTips and TricksConclusion Introduction to projectile motion Projectile motion, by definition, is a form of motion experienced by an object …

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Electric Slime for Colorful Afternoons

diy conductive slime to light an LED electric slime

What you’ll learn:How to make and use conductive, or electric, slime.Key takeaways:We can visualize resistances using a color changing LED. Jump to supply list This is a fun science project to do in March to bring the magic of Leprechauns and rainbows into your house, but it is far more …

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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. …

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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 …

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Make a Mummy for Halloween

how to make a mummy - hot dog mummification activity for kids

October is perfect for learning how to make a mummy and discovering the mummification process. You need about four weeks to mummify a hot dog or a chicken. Yep, it goes that fast! In fact, in ancient Egypt, the mummification process took about 40 days, for a full grown adult! …

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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 principles Key takeaways: Testing can help you determine what design parameters will lead to the best flights. Soda bottle rockets are a fun way to stave off the summer heat. Kids will get …

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