Color Changing Paint with Natural pH Indicators

Learn about acid-base reaction with DIY color changing paint. What you’ll learn: Acids and bases can change the molecular structure of a molecule. Key takeaways: Alterations in the structure of a molecule can lead to visible changes such as color changes. Natural pH indicators seem like magical color changing solutions. …

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DIY Laser Microscope for Kids

diy laser microscope using legos

Bring the microscopic world to life with just a laser and a syringe! What you’ll learn: How to make a DIY mini laser microscope for kids to look at water samples with. Key takeaways: You can use your laser microscope to look at water samples from around the house or …

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Science Fair Projects with Slime

magnetic slime field lines make a great slime science fair project

Who says slime can’t be used as a tool for scientific inquiry? Having trouble thinking up cool and creative slime science fair projects with your kids?  Science fair projects can easily turn into a massive tug of war with your kids – mainly you tugging them to get something done, …

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Endangered Animal Habitats

building endangered animal habitats to learn about research

Turbo charge your recycled crafts by combining research and engineering. What you’ll learn: What animals are on the top 10 endangered animals list as of 2018, animal habitats, and endangered animal facts. Key takeaways: Research projects involve finding, and presenting, information in a variety of settings. With the recent death of …

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DIY Plasma Stars: Glow in the dark slime

learn how to make glow in the dark slime

Learn how to make stellar slime as you learn about stars What you’ll learn: How to make your own glow in the dark slime star Key takeaways: There are actually four states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma, which is found in stars. Let’s make glow in the dark …

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Clam Dissection: A first introduction to anatomy

Clam dissection learning anatomy

Open up the world of biology to young learners in this cheap and easy dissection project Clam dissection is a great introduction to the science of dissection and the process of learning anatomy. Why clam dissection as an introduction? Clams lack characteristic animal traits that make humans squeamish. With no …

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Light Experiments with Slime

Clear slime for kids opens the door to light experiments

Create moldable lenses with clear slime and lasers What you’ll learn: How to make clear slime, and how light interacts and refracts through slime. Key takeaways: The bend in the slime is what makes the laser light refract, or bend. Light Experiments with Clear Slime Playing with slime is a …

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DIY Solar Oven

making smores in a DIY solar oven

Harness the Sun’s energy to cook a tasty treat. What you’ll learn: How to make a solar oven for kids using recycled materials. Key takeaways: This DIY solar oven shoes the impact of the greenhouse effect as well as how energy from light can turn into heat. Let’s learn how …

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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 …

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