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Muah-hahaha, it's time for a little mad science! Help your child think outside the box and inside her very own science lab with this week's activities. Loads of fun and packed with learning for science lovers and non-science lovers alike, this week's ideas will show your child the amazing side of science.

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Week 12: Mad Scientist

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Loads of fun and packed with learning for science lovers and non-science lovers alike, this week's ideas will show your child the amazing side of science.

Exploding Marshmallows

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Show your child how and why the microwave works, while demonstrating just how strangely foods can behave while inside the crazy cooker.

Spinning Science: Disappearing Color

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Did you ever think you could make colors disappear right before your eyes? This science experiment is just like a magic trick: now you see it, now you don't!

Build a Balloon-Powered Car

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This balloon-powered car project is a great way for your kid to learn about energy and how it can be used efficiently.

Science Fiction Writing Prompt

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Get into a mad scientist state of mind with this fun science fiction writing prompt! Your child will imagine and describe a magical potion.

Build Your Own Electromagnet

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Calling all mad scientists... Electrify your enthusiasm for science! This awesome worksheet will show you step-by-step how to make an electromagnet.

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Paint with Food!

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Does your kid love crafts AND food? Teach him to paint with natural dyes from food! He'll be amazed that food can be made into art, just like in ancient times.

Celery Science Experiment

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If you were a mad scientist, what modern-day version of Frankenstein's monster would you create?

Make a Magnetic Monster

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Experiment with renewable energy from the comfort of home by creating a pizza box solar oven!

Pizza Box Solar Oven

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Here's a classic celery science experiment that uses celery and food coloring to demonstrate how plants absorb water.

Make a Marble Obstacle Course

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This fun, think-outside-the-box activity introduces kids to gravity and other basic scientific concepts as they construct an impressive marble run!

Finish the Drawing: Evil Mad Scientist

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This guy is evil and mad; you don't want to mess with him! Color in the crazy scientist and decide what terrible thing he's cooking up in his lab tonight.

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Chromatography for Kids

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Help your child explore chromatography, which is the process of separating colors or pigments, and create a neat art project in the process!

Make Marbled Paper

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This fun marbled paper craft uses things you're likely to have around your house, and it teaches kids some simple chemistry too!

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