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Floating Ping Pong Ball

The Floating Ping Pong Ball The floating ping pong ball is sure to wow your family and friends.  The really cool part about this science experiment isn’t that the ball floats when you’re pointing the hair dryer straight up, but that it floats after you angle the hair dryer. Materials Ping Pong Ball Hair Dryer […]

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Film Canister Rockets

How to Build a Film Canister Rocket I had a lot of fun with this one and the expression on my face when the rocket pops is as real as it gets. Be extra careful and wear eye protection if you decide to make your own film canister rocket! Materials Film Canister Alka-Seltzer tabs (any […]

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Tie-Dye Paper Experiment

Create Your Own Tie-Dye Paper If you are a creative person, you can probably come up with many different ways to use this fun tie-dye paper project.  In my classroom we use the tye-dye notecards to create name cards for the front of our science journals.  Get creative and do something fun with it.  This […]

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Make an Underwater Volcano – Learn Convection

Make an Underwater Volcano Convection currents are a tough subject to teach and to understand, but this science demo makes it a heck of a lot easier.  Almost everyone will have these materials to do the science experiment in their home. Materials Food coloring A small piece of aluminum foil Small flask (or glass) Large […]

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Build a CD hovercraft

Build a CD Hovercraft This is a quick and cool science experiment that teaches about force and motion.  My demo isn’t near as cool as this homemade hovercraft, but it’s still kind of fun. Materials CD or DVD Strong glue (super glue or gorilla glue) A sports bottle top (one that opens and closes) Balloon […]

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Balloon and Skewer

Balloon and Skewer Demo I’ll ask, “Who thinks I can stick this skewer through the balloon without it popping?”  Inevitably, I’ll receive a “No Way!” or “Can’t be done!!”  This is a fun science experiment that can be done just about anywhere.  Your audience will almost certainly enjoy it. Materials Balloon Wooden or Metal Skewer […]

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Magic Ping Pong Ball

Magic Ping Pong Ball Bet your friends that you can move a ping pong ball from one cup to another cup without moving the cups or touching the ball.  It’s a lot easier than you think! Materials Ping Pong Ball 2 smaller plastic cups or glasses Cool Science Demo Video How does this experiment relate […]

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How to Build a Teabag Rocket – Teach Convection

How to Build a Teabag Rocket – Teach Convection I engage the students by asking the students how I could build a rocket out of nothing more than a teabag and a match.  You’re going to get some wild responses, but that’s what you’re looking for!  Thinking!! Materials 1 standard tea bag (remove tea and […]

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