How to make a Naked Egg

A “naked egg” is an egg that has no shell. Let me say that again, an egg with no shell. This is not something you normally run across and even when you see a naked egg it’s often hard to understand that even though the shell is gone – the egg stays intact. You might want to check out the anatomy of an egg to get an idea what we are dealing with. Read more

Homemade Ice Cream

Making ice cream is actually pretty easy to do and you don’t need any fancy equipment if you’re just making small batches for fun. This is a great Saturday afternoon activity. You’ll be surprised at how good it actually tastes. Just keep in mind this is not low-fat low-calorie. In fact you’d be better off calling this the full-fat high-cal version. This recipe is enough for one person to make one dish, but you can always scale it up a bit so you can share with friends as well.
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Make a non-toxic lava lamp at home

This is one of our most popular do at home activities! With just a few items from your kitchen you can create a bubbling version of a lava lamp. To get started gather up some vegetable oil, water, food coloring, a plastic bottle and some effervescing (the bubbling kind) antacid tablets.

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How to make Slime

Slime is one of those easy-to-do, fun activities that never gets old. There is something that everyone loves about making a substance that is gooey and gross. It always reminds me of Halloween and of course, chemistry and polymers.

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The Amazing expanding bar of soap

Who would have thought that soap could be so much fun? Not only does Ivory soap float in water, but if you heat it in a microwave it will expand into a mass of soap about three times larger than the bar. This experiment also generates some strong soapy smells – so be prepared!

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How to make a shrunken head

Making a shrunken head for Halloween is fun and it only takes a few items to get started. To create a shrunken head you need just a few items. Gather up an apple, granny smith, red delicious, whatever, pretty much any apple will work. The basic steps for making a shrunken head from an apple are: remove the skin, coat with lemon juice, carve features, soak in saltwater, let shrink for 2 weeks, decorate with optional features. See it’s so easy anyone can do it. Plus if you really mess up you can always eat the apple!

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Cookie mining

Cookie mining is a fun activity that might get you thinking about what it take to mine for minerals in the Earth’s crust. Can you extract the minerals without making a mess or destroying the materials around it?

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Bubble makers

Here’s a way to make a simple make bubble making device using things around the kitchen. Read more

Ink Marker Chromatography

Are black inks all the same? This experiment will allow you determine what colors are combined to make black ink in some common water based markers. Read more

How to make Oobleck

Oobleck is a suspension of cornstarch and water that can behave like a solid or a liquid depending on how much pressure you apply. Try to grab some in your hand and it will form a solid ball in your palm just until you release the pressure, then it will flow out between your fingers. Materials that behave this way are classified as non-Newtonian liquids because their flow properties are not described by a constant viscosity. The name Oobleck comes from the 1949 children’s book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss. In the story, King Derwin is bored with the four types of weather in his kingdom. So he tells his Royal Magicians that he wants something new to fall from the sky. Bartholomew begs him not to do it because he knows something bad will happen. But King Derwin doesn’t listen.
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