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High Grade 9-12

Borax Crystal Ornaments

Is it Christmas time already? Let’s create some homemade crystal ornaments with the kids. Kids will learn some science while decorating the Christmas tree with ornaments they create. In this experiment, we will use a saturated solution made out of Borax powder. This is a perfectly safe experiment for kids under adult supervision. You can …

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Tornado in a Glass

Tornados can be devastating. It can destroy large buildings, rip roofs off of houses, uproot trees, drive sticks into trees and hurl cars hundreds of yards away. They can even pick you up and literally drop you somewhere else. A tornado, also called twister or cyclone, is a violent rotating column of air extending between the Earth’s surface and …

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Fun Milk And Vinegar Plastic Experiment

What Is Plastic Made Out Of? What happens when you mix milk with vinegar? What is plastic made out of? What do stone, buttermilk, yogurt and cheese have in common? So many questions I had in mind after researching for this milk curdling experiment. There are various experiments and articles online that indicate mixing milk with …

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Color Science & Art | Coffee Filter Flowers

Is black really black? What happens when all the rainbow colors blend together? We will be able to answer these questions after doing some science investigation. In this experiment, we will use coffee filter to investigate color properties. We will make a beautiful bouquet of flowers along the way, too! It’s a combination of fun experiment …

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Make A Square Bubble

Water molecules (and also liquid soap and glycerin molecules) tend to stick to themselves. This cohesive force creates surface tension. (Note: Water by itself doesn’t form long lasting bubbles because a thin layer of water molecules evaporates too fast. By adding soap and glycerin, the “skin” of the bubble is more stretchy and water is …

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What Is Surface Tension | Cool Science Experiment

Surface tension is the glue that binds water into a cohesive sphere and the force that makes water bead up on a surface. It is one of the amazing properties of water. Surface tension in water is created by the attractive forces between the water molecules It can be broken up. In this experiment, we …

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Sugar Water Rainbow | Density and Air Pressure Experiment

Density is the amount of substance (mass) within the volume occupied by the object. If two cups have the same amount of water (i.e. same volume), the one with more sugar is denser than the one with less sugar. Buoyancy is determined by relative density. The solution with less density floats above the solution with …

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Bubble Snake Experiment

Summer is here!  Kids love bubbles. It’s one of their favorite summer activities. Playing with bubbles using a simple wand is fun, but here is another cool way to blow bubbles. They are called bubble snakes. Bubble snakes are easy to make and provide tons of outdoor entertainment. Take full advantage of this wonderful weather and …

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Growing Crystals For Kids – Crystal Rainbow

The idea of creating something beautiful and unique out of ordinary materials is a lot like magic. One great example of this is growing your own crystals. And you can grow them into a rainbow. All you need to do it is a little bit of time, patience, and a few basic supplies. This crystal …

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How To Build Simple DC Motor (Video)

Electrical devices such as refrigerator, television and vacuum cleaners require electricity to operate. Do you know how electricity is created? And how do batteries operate a motor? Electricity is created using magnetic field. If you have a strong magnet and a battery, you can make a simple homemade motor. Try this very cool experiment. And …

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The Science Of Bread Baking

Science is all around us. Oftentimes, we apply the principles of physics, chemistry or biology without even knowing. We can all be scientists and we are by observing and studying carefully what happens around us. Baking is a good example. Kids love baking and playing with the dough. Baking bread is full of teaching moments. Try …

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How To Keep Crackers Dry Underwater | STEM Challenge

Air can exert pressure on other objects. That force is called the air pressure. After shaking a soda can and open it, the soda explodes. That’s air pressure at work. But you don’t have to use a can of soda to see how air pressure works. There are other, less messy ways. In this air …

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Can A Raw Egg Grow? | Science Experiment

In this experiment, we first see an acid-base reaction. Eggshells contain calcium carbonate which is a base while vinegar contains acetic acid. When you submerge an egg in vinegar, an acid-base reaction causes the calcium carbonate to break down into their calcium and carbonate parts. The calcium ions (as in calcium acetate) stay dissolved in …

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Photosynthesis And Respiration In Plants

What is Respiration in Plants All living things use a process called respiration to get energy to stay alive. Cellular respiration in plants is the process used by plants to convert the glucose made during photosynthesis into energy which fuels the plants’ cellular activities. On the other hand, photosynthesis is the process where light energy …

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