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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Shrinky Dink Science
Shrinky Dink Science
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Shrinky Dink Science
Bring back the groovy memories by making shrinky dinks using household materials, while learning about the science of plastics. Here's how to get started:
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Watch Acids and Bases Produce Colors!
Watch Acids and Bases Produce Colors!
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Watch Acids and Bases Produce Colors!
Show your child how to concoct a simple duo of household ingredients that changes color as acids and bases are added!
5th grade
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Experiment With Sound Waves
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Experiment With Sound Waves
Every time a sound is produced it emits a sound wave. This experiment demonstrates how sound travels, using nothing more than a spoon and a string!
5th grade
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Experiment with Salt Water Conductivity
Experiment with Salt Water Conductivity
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Experiment with Salt Water Conductivity
Does your child know that salt water conducts electricity? This simple experiment will show how salt water acts as a conductor to electrical currents.
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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!
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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!
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Put Together a Procedure!
Put Together a Procedure!
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Put Together a Procedure!
With this activity, not only will you be experimenting with giving accurate information, you'll also teach your child how to write good scientific procedures.
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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!
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Experiment with Magnet Magic
Experiment with Magnet Magic
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Experiment with Magnet Magic
Is your child struggling with the principles of magnetism? Here's a fun activity to demonstrate polarity and understand the basic principles of magnetism.
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Cleaning Pennies
Cleaning Pennies
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Cleaning Pennies
Why are some pennies shiny and others dark and dull? Find out with this cleaning copper coins experiment, which transforms dark pennies to bright ones.
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DIY Pinwheels
DIY Pinwheels
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DIY Pinwheels
The pinwheel is a simple toy that has been around for years and uses the wonders of the wind to spin it and delight kids of all ages!
3rd grade
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Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
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Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water
Do this experiment to help your first grader understand how salt can be removed from salt water. All it takes are a few household materials.
Preschool
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Experiment with Diaper Science!
Experiment with Diaper Science!
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Experiment with Diaper Science!
This activity is a great introduction to polymer chemistry. It might seem complicated, but all you'll need is the material found inside of a baby's diaper!
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Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
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Test for Acids or Bases Using...Flowers!
Conduct a simple science experiment to see if flowers from your garden pass the acid-base indicator test with this exciting chemistry activity.
5th grade
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
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How Strong are a Bird's Bones?
In this science experiment, your child will test the strength of hollow structures in order to understand how strong bird bones really are.
5th grade
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Play Science Password!
Play Science Password!
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Play Science Password!
This activity will help your child review science concepts, learn new ones, and become familiar with examples of various concepts in science. Plus, it's fun!
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Forms of Energy for Kids
Forms of Energy for Kids
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Forms of Energy for Kids
This exploration of different types of energy will help young minds appreciate and observe thermal, kinetic, mechanical, and other forms of energy.
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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?
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Study Game: Planets!
Study Game: Planets!
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Study Game: Planets!
All you need are pencils, paper and some scissors to get started on this easy and fun game to review astronomy information, or other types of study concepts.
5th grade
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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
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