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Sick Science! Summer Camp - Puffy Paint and the Science of Rising Flour

By Blog Editor Susan Wells This week, our Sick Science! Summer Camp experiment involves a little kitchen science with the science behind self-rising flour. Our activity was a simple one - mix a little self-rising flour, salt, food coloring…
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The Science of Polymers -- The Leak Proof Bag

Here's an easy and inexpensive way to get kids excited about science. All you need is a few pencils or cooking skewers, water and some plastic bags. This experiment is perfect for early childhood learners, preschoolers or even older children…
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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Walking on Eggs

Have you ever felt like you were walking on eggshells? In this last eggs-periment before the Easter holiday this weekend, you will be. Before you hard boil those eggs, place them on the floor and walk on them. Beware, you will probably break…
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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Incredible Egg Geodes

Do you love crystals? Are you looking for a creative way to color Easter eggs? How about a little kitchen science to kick off the spring weekend? This activity covers all three. A crystal geode takes thousands of years to grow a crystal inside.…
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Eggceptional Eggs-periments - Rubber, Bouncy, Naked Eggs

For the next two weeks, we are celebrating the incredible edible scientific egg with experiments that you can do using an egg. Or several. We start with making Naked Eggs.   Did you know you can dissolve an eggshell and make…
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Skewer Through the Balloon Experiment Surprises Weathercaster

For this experiment, we traded fire extinguishers, exploding toothpaste and liquid nitrogen for balloons and cooking skewers...not an explosive experiment at all. Then why was Becky Ditchfield so nervous? It's so simple. Blow up a balloon…

Indoor Fun: How to Make Science Kids’ Play at Home

By Kristin Fitch From ZiggityZoom.com I have 3 boys.  From an early age I introduced my children to basic science concepts.  There was no room in our house for formalities, or serious science, at least not when my boys were only 2,4, and…
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Science Experiments and Activities to Celebrate the Holidays

The kids are home from school and are already saying, "We're bored!" Here are some science activities that celebrate the season while the kids are home and looking for entertainment. Borax Christmas Tree Ornaments All you need is a little borax,…

Fire Bubbles & Naked Eggs Book Set - 12 Days of Wonder

By Blog Editor Susan Wells We have reached Day #12, our final day in our 12 Days of Wonder. Today's spotlight is Steve Spangler Book Set - Fire Bubbles & Exploding Toothpaste and Naked Eggs & Flying Potatoes . Steve Spangler…
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Borax Magic Crystal Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornaments

Are you looking for a fun indoor activity that uses both creativity and science? Make these beautiful Crystal Snowflakes to decorate your tree using a little kitchen science.   Using a pair of scissors, cut a pipe cleaner into three…