60 Second Science: Electric Hair

Science is fun! Use static electricity to teach your child about positive and negative charges What you will need: inflated balloon wool sock Rub the wool sock on the inflated balloon or you can rub the balloon on your hair. You will start to hear crackly sounds. Have your child place the balloon on his […]

Best Beach Activities: Collect Stardust!

It’s dusty out there in our Solar system. Every day up to 100 tons of cosmic dust falls to earth, mostly micrometeorite particles that have collided with our planet every day since its creation, leaving a surprising amount of debris. It is possible to collect a few of these meteor particles because they are composed […]

60 Second Science: Bending Water with Static Electricity

No such thing as no time for science!  This fast and fun project is a visual wonder. What you will need: inflated balloon wool sock Wipe the balloon briskly with the wool sock (or on your clean hair) for a few moments. Turn on the tap at the sink to a small but steady flow. […]

Silly Slime

I haven’t had much time to be a creative, fun mama this week and decided we needed to start the weekend with a bang. Silly slime (commercially called Gak) is one of those projects with huge bang for the time buck. It’s gooey, runny, solid, scary, fun, slimy and incredibly addictive to play with whether […]

60 Second Science: Ice Bubbles

Ice Bubbles are weird and wonderful science, and a fun way to spend time outdoors in winter. Bundle up! What you will need: Bubble solution Bubble blower Chill the bubble solution before using. On a windless day below 32 degrees go outdoors and gently blow a bubble. If the temperature is around 25-30 degrees catch […]

60 Second Science: Make a Wish and Blow Hard!

Explore the weird and wonderful properties of air with this experiment! What you will need: birthday candle modeling clay small funnel Place the candle in a grape sized piece of modeling clay. Light the candle. Blow it out. Easy, right? Light the candle again and place the small end of the funnel into your mouth. […]

60 Second Science: Rubber Egg

By Rebecca Lemar This is one of those science projects that foster curiosity and wonder, and it only takes a few moments to do! What you will need: Jar Vinegar Egg Place a raw egg into the jar and fill it with vinegar. Fill it so the whole egg is immersed. Label the jar vinegar […]

60 Second Science: Centrifugal Force

I remember the magic of this one from my own childhood using a half-filled pail of water! What you will need: paper cup for each child string water To make a string handle, poke a hole on opposite sides of the cup near the rim.   Measure approximately three feet of string and thread through both […]

60 Second Science: Wint-O-Green Sparks

Create lightening in your mouth with science! What you will need: A Wint-o-Green Lifesaver Mirror Dark room Find a dark closet or room and place the Lifesaver between your teeth. You can use pliers if you prefer. Hold up the mirror and crunch down on the candy! What happens? There is energy stored in everything, […]

60 Second Science: Marbled Milk

Even after doing this project dozens of times, each time feels fresh while we watch the amazing results! Be prepared to do this one over and over! What you will need: small saucer liquid food coloring (in the squeeze bottles) few drops of liquid dish soap (Dawn works great) whole milk or 2% Q-tips Pour […]

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