We have taken our Balancing Nail Puzzle and jumbo-sized the experience.
Learn how to balance 11 nails on top of one single, lonely nail. This kit includes all the supplies you will need to amaze your friends.
Can you balance a fork and spoon on the edge of a glass using only a toothpick?
Finding the toy surprise in the bottom of a cereal box will never be the same experience again, as you learn how to make the toy rise to the top of the cereal, with no digging.
Create the most amazing pendulum with rings and string. How could it be any easier?
Learn how to weave our colorful sticks just right to create a dazzling display of exploding, flying sticks. You will do this over and over and over again.
Science Fair Connections
To develop a science fair project, you need to identify and test variables. A variable is something you change that might alter the results of the experiment. A valid test keeps everything else the same except the single variable being tested. This kit screams, “Science fair!” Here are some examples of variables you could test with the “Testing the Limits With the Balancing Kit” activity:
- Test heavier and lighter spheres in your “Sweet Success” contraption
- After learning the Invisible Pendulum trick, what happens when you try different types of string? Different lengths of string?
- How does increasing or decreasing the weight in the “Fuzzy Stick” experiment change the system?
- How close or far apart can the fuzzy sticks be and still keep the popsicle stick balanced?