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: Bouncing Egg

Today’s Project: Bouncing Egg Video Tutorial: bouncing egg This is a super cool experiment to conduct over a couple days! This experiment will show the results of a chemical experiment when a raw egg sits in vinegar for a few days. You’ll need: 3 glasses, vinegar in each class, 3 eggs (or just one works,…

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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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Kids launch elves with an air powered E-3000 cannon!

It was certainly an elfin’ good time launching elf’s with the Museum’s all powered E-3000 cannon on Tuesday, November 22nd. Not only did Museum visitor’s enjoy this exciting activity, but so did the staff! Visitor’s were creating their own personal elf craft made out of pipe insulation. After they’re creation was complete they took it…

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Making Everyday Activities into Learning Games

Children are constantly learning. What may seem like an ordinary daily activity to you can be an opportunity for your child to discover understandings about the world around him and develop skills to build on. Our job as caregivers is to provide opportunities and support for these discoveries. Here are a few activities you can…

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Crazy Concoctions

What an awesomely messy day we’ve had today at the Children’s Museum! Today was our first August Drop-in-Day, Crazy Concoctions! And boy, were there some crazy things out there! This day is to make all the messy things we can using household ingredients, and without getting your homes messy! With the help of our great…

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