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10 Simple Tips for Bringing Science into your Home

By Kim Vij, The Educators’ Spin On It Do you ever wonder if your child is getting enough Science? As an educator and parent I have observed over the years that with more and more time focused on Reading, Writing and Math our children…

Marshmallow and Cherry Science Density Layer Cake

Bake a little science cake for your love this Valentines Day. This experiment mixes a little kitchen science, candy science and physical science. And the end result of this activity is delicious. To make a 3-layer density cake, you will need…
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Density in Action: Can You Sink a Marshmallow?

By Loralee Leavitt, Candy Experiments At the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, children crowd around the Candy Experiments booth.  A volunteer asks if they’re ready to take the marshmallow challenge: “Can you sink…
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Borax Crystal Snowflake Ornaments - Kids Winter Blog Hop

What's more fun than running outside in the snow, building snow forts, snowmen and the best sledding ramps down the driveway and into the street?How about trying to catch snowflakes on your tongue or gloved finger? The only downside is the snowflakes…
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Table Tricks to Keep Them Busy Before and After the Turkey is Gone

The holidays are fast approaching (how on EARTH did Thanksgiving sneak up like that?) Here is a collection of our favorite science magic tricks to entertain while the turkey is cooking and long after the wish bone is broken. Tablecloth Trick The…
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Eaten Your Fill? How to Experiment on Your Child's Leftover Halloween Candy

By Loralee Leavitt, CandyExperiments.com Kids love Halloween candy.  But too much candy can lead to stomach aches, cavities, and health problems.  What do you do if your kids collect more candy than you want them to eat?  Experiment with…

Balloon in the Bottle - A Demonstration About Air

How hard would it be to inflate a balloon inside of a bottle? Would you believe it is impossible unless you know the science of air? Place a deflated balloon inside of a plastic bottle and stretch the mouth of the balloon over the bottle…

Colorful Dissolving Candy Kitchen Science

By Blog Editor Susan Wells  There are several classic candy experiments making the rounds on the Internet, so I thought I'd try a few with the kids to see if they really worked. Dissolving Gobstopper Experiment First, we tried the Gobstopper…

Candy Science - What's Inside a Piece of Candy?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells I don't always encourage my kids to play with their food, but sometimes it's necessary to see just what is inside. We went to the store. My girls don't get a lot of candy, except maybe at Halloween and Easter, so…

Sugar Water Density Towers - Escape the Heat and Experiment in the Kitchen

By Blog Editor Susan Wells For this week's Sick Science! Summer Camp we experimented with density using sugar and water. Usually around this time of the summer we are looking for indoor activities to do on a rainy summer day. This summer has…