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Stored Energy
Stored Energy
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Stored Energy
Here's a fun activity to reinforce the physics concept of stored energy for your middle schooler.
Science
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Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
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Bungee Jump ... With Eggs!
Invite your middle schooler to bungee jump ... with eggs! This experiment will demonstrate Newton's laws of physics in an entertaining way.
Science
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Potato Cannon
Potato Cannon
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Potato Cannon
This potato cannon activity teaches your middle schooler about the principle of Boyle's Law. Make a potato cannon and have a blast learning about science.
Science
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How to Make an Ethernet Cable
How to Make an Ethernet Cable
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How to Make an Ethernet Cable
Start thinking about how the internet works by assembling an Ethernet cable of your own!
Science
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Pucker Up! Make Beeswax Lip Balm
Pucker Up! Make Beeswax Lip Balm
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Pucker Up! Make Beeswax Lip Balm
Show your teen how to make her own beeswax lip balm. It's one of the simplest do-it-yourself activities, and it's fun to make!
Science
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CSI Science: Get the Prints!
CSI Science: Get the Prints!
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CSI Science: Get the Prints!
Set your teen on the beat in a real world "crime scene" investigation. Can he tell whose fingerprints are on a drinking glass?
Science
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Spring Cleaning Science
Spring Cleaning Science
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Spring Cleaning Science
Want to give your teen some insight into the scientific method and get the house cleaned? This activity promises both!
Science
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Magic Soap Experiment
Magic Soap Experiment
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Magic Soap Experiment
Your child will do a fun science experiment using soap and pepper flakes to help understand the concepts of water molecules and the surface tension of water.
2nd grade
Science
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All About Sugar
All About Sugar
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All About Sugar
Here's an investigative activity in which your child will discover real-world names and uses for sugar and find out how it is hidden in many different foods.
Science
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Homemade Barometer
Homemade Barometer
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Homemade Barometer
This homemade barometer allows your little scientist to contemplate and compare different air and weather conditions.
3rd grade
Science
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Electro-Scope It Out!
Electro-Scope It Out!
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Electro-Scope It Out!
Build an electroscope, a simple device that measures static electricity, or the freely flowing electrical charges of the atmosphere!
Science
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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
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Molecule Madness: A Water Experiment
Learn with makes water molecules work with this fun and easy science activity!
5th grade
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Make a Better Paper Airplane
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Make a Better Paper Airplane
Turn the common pastime of constructing paper airplanes into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight with this fun science activity.
5th grade
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Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
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Find Out What Makes Popcorn Pop
Water can go from solid to liquid to gas...but how does popcorn go from kernel to snack? Invite your first grade scientist to find out.
1st grade
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Soda Explosion
Soda Explosion
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Soda Explosion
This 4th of July, explore fourth grade science and make some safe fireworks in your own backyard using soda pop!
4th grade
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Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
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Experiment with Magnetism: Make a Hanging Compass
Experiment with magnetism in this 8th grade science activity in which your child will create a working compass using a steel needle, magnet, and jar.
Science
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Do Some Cranberry Sauce Science!
Do Some Cranberry Sauce Science!
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Do Some Cranberry Sauce Science!
It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.
5th grade
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Make a Paper Helicopter
Make a Paper Helicopter
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Make a Paper Helicopter
Make your own helicopter using a paper clip and a sheet of paper. Hold the spinner up in the air, let it go, and watch it spin gracefully to the ground.
3rd grade
Science
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Cartoon Physics
Cartoon Physics
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Cartoon Physics
Looking for a way to help your teen explore the fun side of physics? How about a round of Saturday morning cartoons?
Science
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Make Frost on the Window!
Make Frost on the Window!
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Make Frost on the Window!
Here is a nifty science experiment using Epsom salts to make "frost" appear on a piece of glass.
5th grade
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Wheels and Axles
Wheels and Axles
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Wheels and Axles
Engineers in training can get started with this simple wheel-and-axle construction activity.
1st grade
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Make a Parachute Toy
Make a Parachute Toy
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Make a Parachute Toy
This homemade parachute toy is incredibly easy to build. Plus, it gives kids an excuse to investigate and experiment...the backbone of kindergarten science.
Kindergarten
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Measure the Moon
Measure the Moon
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Measure the Moon
Has your kid noticed how much bigger the moon looks when it's low in the sky? Here's an activity you can do to show them that it's just an optical illusion.
3rd grade
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Volcano Project
Volcano Project
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Volcano Project
Children combine an acid and an alkaline substance to simulate a volcano eruption in this fun experiment.
4th grade
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Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
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Keep a Candle Burning Underwater!
Help your fifth grader execute this experiment involving a lit candle (submerged in water!) to show him the wonders of heat energy transference.
5th grade
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