Mad Scientist

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

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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Exploding Marshmallows

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

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!
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Build a Balloon-Powered Car

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

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

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!

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.
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Celery Science Experiment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Looking for more reading ideas? We've picked the best of the best of our most popular workbooks for every grade to help you make the most of your kid's school year. Give your kid a leg up this Back to School season and spark your child's imagination with our picks. Check them out here!

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