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How to Walk on Water – The Cornstarch Water Walk

There’s just something irresistible about sinking your hands into a bowl of perfectly mixed cornstarch and water. This popular science activity has nicknames like Oobleck and Cornstarch Quicksand, but scientists refer to this substance that behaves like both a solid and a liquid as a Non-Newtonian fluid. Steve Spangler calls it the perfect science demo […]

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How to Combine Thanksgiving and Science in your Elementary Classroom

How to Study Seeds with Popcorn by Christy McGuire, Contributor Students’ minds are turning to the holidays. You can harness some of that excitement by including some holiday-themed activities in your classroom. There are many great learning activities that follow holiday themes. Here are two activities that combine Thanksgiving and science. We love studying (eating!) […]

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Simple Circuits

Simple Circuits Simple Circuits Take It Further! — Light Mixing Take It Even Further! — LED Balloon Art Simple Circuits Experiment Procedure Place the battery between the two ends of the LEDs. If it does not light up, flip the battery over and try again. Cut a small piece of tape and use it to […]

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Do You Love or Hate Back to School Supply Shopping?

The smell of 24 newly sharpened pencils is in the air – it must be time for Back to School supply shopping. It’s an emotional and expensive time of year for parents. Their babies are taking another step towards adulthood – entering a new grade and sometimes even a new school – be it kindergarten, […]

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Backyard Archaeology

There is genuine archaeology in your back yard; you don’t have to travel to Greece, or Pompeii, or the La Brea Tar Pits to discover archaeological artifacts and fossils, you know.  More often than you think, these things (maybe not the dinosaur bones, but you never know!) can be found in the back yard.  Let’s […]