Borax Crystals

Learn about the process of crystallization Materials • pipe cleaners, twisted into snowflakes that will fit inside of your jar without touching the sides • boiling water • borax • string • pencils • wide mouth jar • food coloring Procedure Attach a piece of string to one end of your snowflake. Allowing enough string … More Borax Crystals

Snow Storm In A Jar

Learn about density with this fun winter activity! Materials A jar or small container Baby oil White paint Water Glitter (optional) Alka-seltzer Bowl Procedure Fill the jar about 3/4 of the way with baby oil. In a separate bowl, mix warm water with white paint, to make white water. Pour a small amount of the … More Snow Storm In A Jar

Oobleck

Discover the differences between a solid and a liquid and something in-between Materials • large rectangular dish • 1 cup of water • 1 1/4 cups of cornstarch Procedure In a large rectangular dish, mix the water and cornstarch together until the mixture looks pasty. Discover the properties of the mixture by sinking your hands … More Oobleck

Scented Balloons

  My friend James helped me with this experiment! Doing the experiment with James helped make it fun. Discover tiny scent molecules Materials • different color balloons, blown up and prepped with extracts inside of them • extracts: peppermint, coconut, anise, maple and orange Procedure To prep the balloons, squeeze approximately 1/2 teaspoon of each … More Scented Balloons

Pencil In A Bag

Discover powerful polymers Materials • gallon-size ziploc bag • water • pencils • towels Procedure Fill a large ziploc bag half way with water and seal. Sharpen your pencils to a very fine point. Quickly and firmly poke the pencil through one side of the bag. Push the pencil through the other side and observe. … More Pencil In A Bag

CO2 Balloon

  Learn about the reaction between baking soda and vinegar Materials • balloon, deflated • baking soda • vinegar • soda bottle Procedure Take the empty soda bottle and pour some vinegar inside. Pour some baking soda into the bottom of the balloon and place the opening over the mouth of the soda bottle. Empty … More CO2 Balloon