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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DIY Cyanotype Sunprint Paper

DIY cyanotype sunprint paper printing with kids

What you’ll learn:How to make Cyanotype sunprint paper at home for blueprints or fabric printing.Key takeaways:Not all chemical reactions happen when solutions are mixed – some occur with heat or light. Some chemical reactions cause visible changes.  Jump to supply list Cyanotype sun printing is a great way to make …

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Learning Quantum Entanglement

quantum entanglement and random number generation for kids

From the National Institute of Standards and Technology to your home. Learn about cutting edge random number generators in this hands-on lab. What you’ll learn:How to entangle two magnets and recreate a quantum entangled system of random number generation.Key takeaways:Random numbers are difficult to create, but are necessary to safegaurd …

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A motion activated bad Dad joke Father’s day card

fathers day star wars card electronic 1

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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Engineering Bubble Wands

bubbles for kids engineering challenge

Use straws and pipe cleaners in a fun math based building project. Jump to supply list Bubble recipe Learn about bubbles Bubbles capture kids imaginationsWhy? Because from a very young age we learn that things fall, not float. Kids have a fascination with bubbles for the same reason they love …

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Borax Crystal Flowers

Create cool crystals with science What you’ll learn:Hot solutions have more space between molecules allowing them to hold more of a chemical than cold water.Key takeaways:Saturated solutions crystalize as they cool Jump to supply list Borax crystal flowersLet’s learn about solutions and physics as we make a lovely gift for …

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