Social Distance Learning: Build a Bridge

Project: Build a Bridge Video Tutorial: build a bridge Every day we pass bridges, whether it’s a foot bridge, a highway overpass, a span over water, or a viaduct over a valley. We pass on these structures without even thinking of the engineering genius that went into their design and construction, let alone the science…

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Social Distance Learning: Roll a Rainbow

Project: Roll a Rainbow Video Tutorial: roll a rainbow This is a fun little experiment to teach kids about colors and color mixing. Best of all, there’s no mess – provided the bag is sealed tightly! DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a piece of paper so that it will easily fit inside a sealable plastic bag. Remove…

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Social Distance Learning: Hands, Feet, Oh My!

Project: Hands, Feet, Oh My! Video Tutorial: hands feet oh my Non-standard units of measure are used to introduce young children to the concept of measuring without them having to read. The idea is to focus the child on the concept of longer, shorter, heavier, and lighter before they move onto the next step of…

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Social Distance Learning: Chromatography

Project: Chromatography Video Tutorial: chromatography Black ink is black ink, right? Maybe not! Even though the ink from different pens looks the same, it might actually be made of many different dyes. You can separate the dyes in the ink from different pens to make different patterns. Did you know that inks and markers are often…

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Social Distance Learning: Clean Your Pennies

Project: Clean Your Pennies! Video Tutorial: clean your pennies Have you ever noticed coins can get pretty dirty, especially pennies?  Well here’s a quick science activity that “mixes” oohs and ahhs with a little chemical reaction fun! Directions: Pour ½ a cup of white vinegar into a bowl. Add a teaspoon of salt to the…

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Social Distance Learning: Puffy Paint

Project: Puffy Paint Video Tutorial: puffy paint If you’ve never made puffy paint, you really must. It’s super easy and such a blast for kids to work with! DIRECTIONS: 1. In a bowl, mix 1 cup of flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Slowly add water, mixing as you pour, so that…

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Social Distance Learning: Balloon Rockets

Project: Balloon Rocket Video Tutorial: balloon rockets It’s all about the air…and thrust. As the air rushes out of the balloon, it creates a forward motion called THRUST. Thrust is a pushing force created by energy. In the balloon experiment, our thrust comes from the energy of the balloon forcing the air out. Different sizes…

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Social Distance Learning: Catapult

Today‘s Project: Catapult Video Tutorial: catapult A catapult is a device used to hurl an object. It uses a simple machine called a lever (the spoon and craft stick), which is attached to a stationary point called a fulcrum (the cardboard tube), to help move a load (the marshmallow). Your catapult is powered by the rubber band. When you pull…

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Social Distance Learning: Stuffed Sock Snakes

Project: Rock Your Socks! Stuffed Sock Snake Video Tutorial: socks World Down Syndrome Day is observed annually on March 21 to raise public awareness of Down syndrome, a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome. This year’s theme is socks, so this is perfect – because we ALL have extra socks with lost…

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Social Distance Learning: Oobleck

Today‘s Project: Oobleck Video Tutorial: oobleck Ooey-gooey fun that kids of all ages will have fun mixing up and playing with! It’s super simple to make with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets! DIRECTIONS: 1. Start with 2 teaspoons of water in a bowl. 2. Add 1 teaspoon of glue. 3. Add 4-5 teaspoons of cornstarch one…

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