How to Make Chalkboard Slime

March 7th, 2019

Need some super fun and unique slime projects for your kids? Try making slime out of chalk with this crazy recipe! Here’s how to make chalkboard slime that will keep your kids occupied for hours. Create a Piece of Chalk Slime You can start your adventure into chalk slime by making it a pseudo-blackboard. First, talk to your kids about the science behind the slime. The borate ions in slime activators, such as borax, mix with the polyvinyl-acetate in glue...

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Complete Guide to Making Slime

February 7th, 2019

Kids love slime, and you can help them make it while sneaking in a science lesson. You can even skip the pricey slime kits from the store. Making slime for kids does not have to be expensive when you use ingredients from around your home. You’ll connect with your kids, engage their creative sides and teach them science. This combination of attributes means slime-making is the perfect activity for elementary school kids. What Is Slime? Slime consists of long molecules called...

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How to Make Fuzzy Slime

January 16th, 2019

The slime craze is popular among kids everywhere, and the grosser their slime is, the better. We’re turning slime on its head with these directions on how to make fuzzy slime. Your kids will love mixing up the slime color of their choice and adding real hair to create a gooey face. This easy craft will keep your kids fascinated for hours, and it’s quick and easy to mix up at home. Start by Making the Slime First, you have...

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Elementary School Science Fair Project Guide

December 5th, 2018

Science fair projects are activities that are both fun and educational for students. They can pick topics that pique their curiosity, test their hypotheses by creating their own experiments and learn how to use the scientific method — a practice used by professional scientists around the world. However, there are many steps to take to make this project a success, and we’re here to guide you through each one of them. What Is a Science Fair? A science fair refers to an...

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Toys to Encourage a Child’s Love for Science

November 9th, 2018

When you are buying toys for your children for the holidays or for birthdays, you should consider educational toys that promote a better understanding of science. The world needs more scientists, so a parent can stimulate a child’s interest in a variety of sciences, and these are some of the best toys for helping your child learn. Toy 1: Telescopes that work with Computer Screens Telescopes that work with computer screens are one of the newest ways for children to look...

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5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Students About DNA

October 5th, 2018

Some topics are difficult to properly teach to students, mainly because of their complexity. DNA, which is otherwise known as deoxyribonucleic acid, is one of those complex topics, and while it is actually quite interesting and important to know about, communicating that to a student still in elementary school is not the easiest thing to do. Don’t give up on properly conveying the important things to know about DNA however, because it can be done. Listed below are some simple...

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Teaching Children About How Clouds Form

September 10th, 2018

At some point in our lives, we’ve all sprawled on our backs and gazed in wonder at fluffy, drifting clouds. Technically, clouds are a massive collection of tiny ice crystals or water droplets — so tiny, they float way up in the air. But for your students, clouds are more than just dust and water. They’re mysterious, puffy objects that wander through the sky and constantly change into endless, wonderful shapes. It can be challenging to communicate the facts about...

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What Is Oobleck?

August 16th, 2018

Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid. If you have no idea what that means, then you are certainly not alone. Most people wouldn’t know a Newtonian fluid if they drank it for lunch every day in the cafeteria. Let’s put this in more understandable terms. Oobleck is a suspension, or a substance that can mimic the qualities of a solid or a liquid. These materials are also classified as non-Newtonian fluids. A Newtonian fluid has a constant viscosity, such as water or gasoline....

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Teaching Children About Acids and Bases

July 31st, 2018

Have you ever tried to teach kids about the fundamentals of acids and bases, only to be met with groans and other bored reactions? We understand that that’s no fun. Maybe you’re excited about the concept and want to make it interesting for the kids, but are struggling to find a way to make such a potentially dry topic come alive. The key to doing this is by showing your students just how far from dry this topic actually is....

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Create Your Own Lava Lamp

July 6th, 2018

Lava lamps are the epitome of 1970s cool. You may have had one in your own room growing up as a kind of throwback to the era of disco and bell bottoms. But did you ever think about the science behind the lava lamp? It gets the pretty colors and bubbles from the reaction between the water and oil. Oil has a lower density than water, allowing it to sit on top of the water. The density of the coloring...

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