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Crystal Snowflakes

These fun snowflake crafts will help you celebrate the winter season whether there is snow on the ground or you are only wishing for some.Crystal snowflakes-This beautiful craft also demonstrates some basic chemistry principles. What you will need: Wide mouthed jar 3 white pipe cleaners String Scissors Pencil Boiling water (have an adult do this […]

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Colored Carnations

While this may not be exactly a craft, it presents a good opportunity to talk to the kids about how plants “eat and drink.” Purchase a few white carnations. Then you will need to create a dye solution out of one ounce of food coloring, one pint of warm water, and one teaspoon of sugar. […]

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Shrinky Dink Plant Pokes

If you are looking for a way to have some fun this summer with your kids you may want to give these craft ideas a try. Not only are they big on fun but will allow your kids to beat the summertime boredom with a chance to exercise their creative muscles. Here are some great […]

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Online Astronomy Resources

Astronomy is a field of study that has many different aspects. In school, children are introduced to a relatively small percentage of all of what astronomy has to offer. For this reason, it can be difficult to find astronomy projects that are both relevant to what your child is studying in school and that are […]

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Cooking With A Solar Oven

Allow the sun to help you with your meal prep by making this solar oven. To begin you will need to gather the following materials: a square pizza box, a black marker or pen, a straw or a stick, non toxic tape or glue, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, scissors, a ruler, paper plates, black construction […]

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Homemade Sundial

To make your own sundial you will need: a large paper cup, a plastic lid, a straw, a watch, a pen and pencil, tape, sand or small stones and a working compass. To begin you want to poke a hole in the side of the cup, about 2 inches down from the top of the […]

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Solar System Science Project

In most schools, children are encouraged to do science experiments as a way of reiterating the lessons that they are taught in the classroom. One of the most popular science projects that children have the opportunity to do is to re-create the solar system. Naturally, lessons on astronomy include details on the planets that reside […]

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Volcano Models for Younger Children

Making model volcanoes can be fun for anyone in the family and there are many different ways that they can be made. Whether you are an adult making it just for the sake of a bog eruption explosion or a kid making it for the learning, there are many fun ways to make a model […]

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Variations on the Classic Volcano Model

Model volcanoes have been made for a long time and are the old stand by for the school science fair. But many people are finding ways to go beyond the classic volcano model and have come up with new and innovative twists to the same theme. No matter what you are looking to accomplish with […]

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Tips to Remember When Making Volcano Models

The science fair is one of the favorite times of year for kids and teacher alike. There are always very interesting things and one of the greatest ones is invariably a model volcano. Volcanoes have fascinated people for thousands of years and now is your chance to make one of your own. Here are some […]

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Simple Model Volcano Ideas

When people think of model volcanoes, one of the first things that come to mind is the science fair and all of the projects kids bring to show off. But model volcanoes can be more than just science fair projects and there can be many different creative twists. There are also many simple things you […]

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Mobiles

Mobiles are great for people of all ages. They can be very complex or very simple. For less advanced children, the mobile can be made of simple geometric shapes that are only covered with one color of yarn and then are attached together. More advanced designs could incorporate the solar system and the different planets. […]

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Ocean in a Bottle

This project is a craft combined with a science project. By doing this craft you can create your very own ocean waves in a plastic soda bottle. What you will need: •Empty two liter plastic bottle with lid •Clear vegetable oil or mineral oil •Water •funnel •Blue food coloring •Small star fish, shells and other […]

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Egg Experiment

Vinegar2 eggs(1 for back up)Container with lidWater two tablespoons of saltrubbing alcohol or extra virgin olive oil First, place your eggs in your container and fill it with vinegar until full.Wait two days without doing anything than on the third day open the lid and there will be a surprise! Once you’ve opened the lid […]

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Crystal Gardens

6 Tbls. Salt6 Tbls. Liquid Bluing6 Tbls. Water1 Tbl. Ammonia Combine salt, bluing, water and ammonia. Pour over small pieces of rock or coal in a shallow GLASS or CHINA bowl. Drip food coloring on top if desire. Crystals will begin to grow soon. Add water occasionally to keep crystals growing. You’ll probably want to […]

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