Make Your Own Science Toys!

February 18th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Tuesday, February 18, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Science Toy Maker

 

Age Range: 5-105 (Toy projects for young and old! – children with parental supervision)

 

What fun!  This website provides complete step-by-step instructions on how to make your own science toys using easily accessible and cheap materials so that “nobody is excluded because of cost.” When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and an animated menu of science toys in two categories: 

 

*Quick and Easy – This section provides instructions for making science toys that young kids (elementary school age) can do. Make a propeller, a vortex, a top, an oscillating woodpecker, a parachute, a periscope, a robot finger and more!

 

*Advanced – Tweens, teens and adults can make these science toys that include a water rocket launcher, a putt-putt boat, hot air balloon, helicopter, robot hands, and even a lie detector!

 

Click on any one and a new page opens with instructions (some in streaming video), photos, illustrations, explanations, related activities and links for further research.

The projects are open-ended enough to encourage creative invention and tinkering.  As the website explains, “It is a resource for inspired parents, kids, teachers, teenagers, homeschoolers, science fair participants and citizen scientists everywhere.”

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