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6th Grade Science Projects

How to Make a Sundial

Nowadays, we have clocks and watches that tell us when to wake up and leave for work. Before the invention of clocks, how did people tell what time it was? Sundials have a long history of being used to tell time. As far back as 1500 B.C., ancient Egyptians used a sundial or “shadow clock”. …

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Skittles Science Project (Candy)

What do you do when there is an oversupply of candies in the house, like the day after Halloween? (yeah, right.) Candy science experiment, of course! This experiment is really spectacular to watch, but the science behind is pretty complicated… actually, I haven’t found a definitive scientific explanation agreed by all authoritative scientists yet. But …

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How Many Drops of Water Can Fit on a Penny Surface Tension Experiment

Surface tension is a force that pulls together the outermost molecules of a liquid. It makes water form tiny beads on a leaf and hold a raindrop in the air. It is also why bubbles can form and then burst. Here’s a STEM challenge. This challenge is to see how many drops of water will …

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Toothpick Star Trick Science Experiment For Kids

Toothpicks are made of dry wood. Using the absorbing property of wood and the surface tension property of water, you can create a fun trick to impress your kids (or friends). In this simple experiment, we will turn broken toothpicks into an expanding star. Before you start, be sure to watch the video below. The …

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Refraction of Light in Water Experiment (Video)

Have you noticed that things look a little funny when you see them through a glass of water?  Some of the aberrations are caused by the imperfection in the glass production. But there is more to it. Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one transparent medium into another​1​.  This bending by …

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How To Make A Rainbow – Simple Science Experiments

How Are Rainbows Formed? Sunlight or white light is a mixture of all the rainbow colors. The different rainbow colors are essentially mixed together to result in a white color. You may wonder why when you mix all the different colors of paint together result in black instead of light. That is because light mixing …

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