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Film Canister Rocket Fireworks Painting

Create colorful art while doing an exciting science experiment! Making film canister rocket fireworks is the perfect way to add a little bit of art into a fun STEM activity. At the end of this article you will find several more patriotic science activities that are perfect for celebrating national holidays. Getting Ready *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. We have launched film canister rockets several times. Usually we [...]

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art, Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday, Summer|0 Comments

Exploding Baggie Dry Ice Science Experiment

The exploding baggie science trick is always a huge crowd-pleaser. Add dry ice to this classic science experiment and it's an instant hit! The exploding baggie dry ice experiment is an easy and exciting way to teach kids about pressure and changing states of matter. Exploding Baggie Dry Ice Experiment *Safety Alert* Dry ice is relatively safe, but it can be dangerous if handled incorrectly. Please see our dry ice safety FAQs for more information [...]

Coding With a Board Game: Robot Turtles

Teach young children to code through a simple board game and learn a few Robot Turtles variations in the process! Getting very young children a head start into the world of computers and coding can be a juggling act. On one hand, the computer can be complex and intimidating. On the other, you might be concerned about too much “screen time” for your young ones. The board game Robot Turtles solves both of those problems [...]

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Coding, Games, Homeschool, Kids, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Pirate Treasure Greater Than Less Than Activity

Some math concepts are more difficult for kids to grasp than others. That's why it's so important to provide them with fun hands-on ways to practice! This free pirate treasure greater than less than activity is perfect for kindergarten and first grade math centers, homeschool, or after school practice. It will help students become fluent in comparing numbers up to 100 and using the greater than and less than symbols.Getting Ready*This post contains affiliate links. [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Math|0 Comments

Dry Ice Film Canister Rocket

Making a film canister rocket is a thrilling science experiment to teach children about pressure, states of matter, and chemical reactions. There is nothing better than the anticipation of waiting for a film canister rocket to take off at any moment! This time we launched our film canister rockets using dry ice, which added an extra element of excitement. Anything to get the kids excited about science, right?! Getting Ready *Safety Alert* Dry ice [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Dry Ice Experiments, Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

Surface Tension | Drops of Water on a Coin + Free Printable

Defy gravity and show your students some magic by performing this drops of water on a coin science experiment. We added an extra dimension to this classic 5 minute science experiment by comparing how many drops of water fit onto each coin (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) and tracking the data on a table to add a more mathematical and scientific element to it. Getting Ready *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday|9 Comments