Social Distance Learning Project: Lava Lamps

This is always a hit. So grab a few household supplies and give this lava lamp science activity a try! Your kids will love exploring colored water and oil, but a surprise ingredient will make this science activity even more exciting! Video Tutorial: lava lamps video YOU’LL NEED: Clean plastic water bottle, oil (vegetable, baby, etc), food…

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Slime Drawings

Every kid loves to draw, and with this activity, you can really change things up. Instead of paper, use slime as the canvas and watch as their creations come to life with movement! YOU’LL NEED: White glue and liquid starch to make the slime; magic markers or Sharpies for drawing. Video Tutorial: slime drawings video…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Hang Time

In this science experiment, kids make paper helicopters and explore the principles of flight. Video Tutorial: hang time video YOU’LL NEED: Paper (print out the attached pdf: Hang Time instructions), scissors, a paper clip, and a fan (optional).  DIRECTIONS: Print out the pdf and construct the helicopters according to the instructions. Slide a paper clip onto…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Vibrating Gongs

Vibrations or sound sound waves, make up the sound we hear.  Sound waves can travel through solids, liquids and gases as vibrations.  We’ll be making sound waves with this experiment and comparing their vibrations around you. Video Tutorial: vibrating gongs video YOU’LL NEED: metal coat hanger, yarn/twine DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut two pieces of yarn, both…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Dish Soap Putty

This is a super simple but super cool chemistry activity! Video Tutorial: dish soap putty video You’ll need: 2 tablespoons of corn starch, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of dish soap Instructions: Pour 2 tablespoons of corn starch into a bowl. Add 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of dish soap. Mix it up until it reaches the…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Baking Soda Balloon

Rest assured this is a no-fail experiment. As soon as the chemical reaction begins, the balloon will start to inflate. The more vinegar and baking soda you use, the bigger your balloon will get! Video Tutorial: baking soda balloon video YOU’LL NEED: An empty plastic water or soda bottle, a balloon, a funnel, baking soda,…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Ziploc Seedlings

A sprout emerges from a seed. It’s an exciting process that usually happens in the ground and out of sight – until now. Today we’ll show you how to plant a bean in a clear plastic bag so you can observe how roots form and leaves emerge before your very eyes! Video Tutorial: seedlings video…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Dancing Raisins

Kids (and let’s face it, adults too!) get a huge kick out of this experiment. It’s really cool to see the bubbles attach to the raisins and lift them up. Pro tip: stream music from your phone so that EVERYONE can dance along with the raisins! Video Tutorial: dancing raisins video YOU’LL NEED: Just 2…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Turkey Gobblers

Today’s Project: Turkey Gobblers Video Tutorial: turkey gobblers Traditionally this has been a fun Thanksgiving craft, but you can get creative and adapt it to the season. For example, you could use a green cup and it can become a bullfrog croaking in the springtime sun. Use a white cup and turn it into a…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Paper Airplanes with Targets

Folding paper airplanes is a quintessential kids’ activity, but here we are adding the additional challenge of accuracy with respect to distance. Game on! Video Tutorial: paper airplanes YOU’LL NEED: Lots of sheets of paper, a target such as a hula hoop, a laundry basket or a masked off area. Use your own airplane design…

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