CHICKEN SOUNDS FROM A CUP!

You will need * A plastic drinking cup* Yarn or cotton string (nylon string will not work well)* 1 paper clip* Paper towel* A nail* Scissors* Water What to do Cut a piece of yarn about 20 inches (40 cm) …

CLEAN PENNIES WITH VINEGAR

Download the PDF You will need * A few old (not shiny) pennies* 1/4 cup white vinegar* 1 teaspoon salt* Non-metal bowl* Paper towels What to do Pour the vinegar into the bowl and add the salt – stir it …

MAKE PLASTIC MILK

You will need One cup of milk4 teaspoons of white vinegarA bowlA strainerAdult help What to do Ask your friendly adult to heat up the milk until it is hot, but not boilingNow ask the adult to carefully pour the …

MAKE A BALLOON ROCKET

You will need 1 balloon (round ones will work, but the longer “airship” balloons work best)1 long piece of kite string (about 10-15 feet long)1 plastic strawtape What to do Tie one end of the string to a chair, door …

Build A Hovercraft You Can Ride!

Build A Hovercraft You Can Ride! Video Player01:1001:25 Hovercrafts are lots of fun, and a great way to demonstrate the power of moving air. Here are the instructions to build a hovercraft of your own that you can ride on. Construction …

Add Color To Flowers Using Science

Many florists sell colored carnations, but I think it is more fun to make your own! And you can learn a little something about plants in the process. Best of all, you can make the flowers just about any color …

Halloween Science Experiments & Ideas!

Like this post? Please “Pin It” on Pinterest! GLOWING DRINKABLE BEVERAGESDid you know that tonic water will glow under a blacklight? We didn’t either. The quinine in the tonic water glows a very cool looking blue color that we really …

Make A Static Powered Dancing Ghost

Today we were playing around with some balloons (which we often do when things get slow) and we had an idea to add a Halloween twist to a familiar static experiment. It is really quite a lot of fun and …

Create Bubbles & Heat With Simple Chemistry

Create Bubbles & Heat With Simple Chemistry Sarah Toney homeschools four active boys ages 2, 4, 6, and 8 in Tennessee. She recently tried out a simple experiment to help her boys observe a cool chemical reaction. For Sarah’s experiment …

Experiment While Making A Bouncy Ball

Experiment While Making A Bouncy Ball Amy Huntley is a former science teacher and Mom that runs a great blog where she shares activities that she has done with her family. This exploration of polymers and bouncing balls  caught our …