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Giant Dry Ice Bubble Crystal Ball

We absolutely LOVE doing dry ice experiments for Halloween parties or just for fun. A fun and easy experiment to do is to make a giant dry ice bubble that looks exactly like a magical crystal ball. Who knows, you may be able to see the future in yours! Getting Ready *Safety Alert* Dry ice is relatively safe, but it can be dangerous if handled incorrectly. Please see our dry ice safety FAQs for more [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Dry Ice Experiments, Halloween, Science, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

Straw Boats: Engineering Challenge for Kids

Some of our favorite activities to do on inside days are simple STEM challenges. This straw boats engineering challenge is so easy and simple, but it's also engaging and fun. On rainy days we like to construct straw boats inside and then take them outside to float in the puddles! For an added challenge it's fun to experiment to see how many pennies we can get our boats to hold before they sink. [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Engineering, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

Separate Salt and Pepper with Static Electricity

Doing simple science experiments is a great way to get students excited and interested in new topics. There are so many quick and easy experiments to do with static electricity, but using a plastic spoon to separate salt and pepper is one of the best. It's among our most magical and surprising kitchen science experiments yet! Getting Ready This science experiment is so simple and easy to set up. We already had all the supplies [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Kitchen Science, Science, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art, Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday, Summer|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. Dry ice experiments are always a hit with children and adults alike! Getting Ready *Safety [...]

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