Posts Tagged ‘dry ice’

Science Experiments with Demo Videos

September 12th, 2017

 

It’s Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Weird Science Kids

(weirdsciencekids.com/FunExperiments.html)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website strives to inspire children through interactive science experiments that encourage discovery, spark imagination, and develop scientific literacy. It offers an array of free, fun science experiments you can do at home – and many include a demonstration video along with the instructions!

When you get to site, you’ll see a menu of enticing science activities you can do or make such as: 

  • Fake Blood
  • Ink and Secret Messages
  • Lumpy Liquids and Squishy Solids
  • Snowstorm in a Can
  • Mentos Geyser
  • Floating Paper Clip
  • Cloud in a Bottle
  • Oobleck and Glurch
  • Silly Putty
  • Worlds Simplest Motor
  • Mold Science
  • Dry Ice Experiments
  • Flying Toilet Paper
  • Iron Extraction-Total Cereal
  • Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment
  • Build a Periscope
  • DNA Extraction
  • Make Rock Candy – and many more!

Click on any one, and a new page opens with a materials list, instructions, pictures, illustrations, and in many cases – a video demonstration. You’ll also learn the science behind the experiment.

Virtual Tour of Latex Balloon Factory

August 15th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, August 15, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Balloon Headquarters

 

Age Range: 8-17 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Ever wonder how latex and Mylar balloons are made? You can find out by taking a virtual field trip to this site. When you get there scroll down a little and you can read a general overview and some Q&A’s about how balloons are manufactured. There are some photographs that help illustrate the text. You will discover how balloons are molded, how the rolled lip is formed, how they are colored and imprinted, and there is even information on how to make latex balloons at home! (Parental supervision is required!)
But don’t stop with the tour….this site has all kinds of fascinating and educational information about balloons (some more appropriate for high school level and beyond). When you finish the “tour” click on “The Guide” on the menu at the top of the screen. Look under the headline: The How’s and Why’s of Balloons. You will see a menu that offers:
  • How balloons are made – click on it to repeat the tour.
  • How helium-filled balloons float – includes a discussion of “Archimedes’ Principle.”
  • Why do balloons pop? – an in-depth discussion of the effects of static electricity on balloons, an engineer’s explanation of stress on balloons, the molecule arrangement of balloons, and much more.
  • Balloon Science 101 – includes science discussion about balloons from the simple to the highly technical (for example: Stupid Human Tricks with balloons to Entropy and the 2nd law of thermodynamics as applied to latex).
  • Balloons and Teaching – A COMPLETE 6-WEEK SAMPLE CURRICULUM that covers balloon safety, twisting balloons, connecting balloons, making balloon sculptures, hats, and critters – and some interesting suggestions/experiments with balloons and dry ice.

You can also read all about the history of balloons and much more! This is a delightful site for the balloon aficionado in your family. Be sure to have a gross of balloons handy when you visit this site – the urge to inflate and pop will be overwhelming!

Science Experiments with Demo Videos!

May 6th, 2014

 

It’s Tuesday, May 6, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Weird Science Kids

 

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website strives to inspire children through interactive science experiments that encourage discovery, spark imagination, and develop scientific literacy. It offers an array of free, fun science experiments you can do at home – and many include a demonstration video along with the instructions!
When you get to site, you’ll see a menu of enticing science activities you can do or make such as:
* Fake Blood
* Ink and Secret Messages
* Lumpy Liquids and Squishy Solids
* Snowstorm In A Can
* Mentos Geyser
* Floating Paper Clip
* Cloud in a Bottle
* Oobleck and Glurch
* Silly Putty
* Worlds Simplest Motor
* Mold Science
* Dry Ice Experiments
* Flying Toilet Paper
* Remove Iron From Breakfast Cereal
* Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment
* Build A Periscope
* DNA Extraction
* Make Rock Candy – and many more!

Click on any one, and a new page opens with a materials list, instructions, pictures, illustrations, and in many cases – a video demonstration. You’ll also learn the science behind the experiment.

Virtual Tour of Dry Ice Factory!

October 26th, 2012

Hi! It’s Friday, October 26, 2012 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Continental Carbonic Products, Inc.

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision)

At this website, sponsored by Continental Carbonic Products, Inc., you can find out how dry ice is made!

When you get to the website, you’ll see some photographs and text that explain how dry ice is manufactured. Scroll down the page slightly and you’ll see a video screen. Click on the arrow to start the presentation that includes a thorough explanation of how dry ice is produced, along with film footage of the dry ice factory.

Rock-It Science Videos!

June 26th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, June 26, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Rock-It Science Videos

Age Range: 7-14 (with wiggle room, and fun for all ages)

First, I’d like to preface this review by saying I know the Founder of Rock-It Science. His name is John McChesney, and the kids fondly refer to him as “Mr. Mac.”  My sons took homeschool science classes from him for about 6 years. That’s how much his brand of science education appealed to them – they couldn’t get enough! 

So, I’m excited to tell you that you and your kids can watch some Rock-It Science Videos of classes and fun experiments for free!

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of videos that include:

*Meet “Mr. Mac” – Find out who the quirky genius is behind these innovative science lessons.

*Dry Ice – Watch a series of experiments showing the amazing properties of Dry Ice.

*Air Pressure – Watch the video and then try some experiments in your own kitchen!

*What Happened to Japan’s Nuclear Reactors? – Get a kid-friendly explanation of what happened to Japan’s nuclear reactors after the earthquake and tsunami.

*How to Light a Match – Find out the safe way to handle matches, and use flames in science experiments.

*Crash Test Dummies – See how students (ages 11-16) build a device that will protect an egg during a crash.

*Global Warming – Hear and see Mr. Mac’s explanation of the “Greenhouse Effect.”

When you’re through watching the videos poke around the site to learn about the history of Rock-It Science, their mission, and read Mr. Mac’s blog.

 

Science Experiments with Demo Videos!

April 26th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, April 26, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Weird Science Kids

Age Range: 5-13 (About grades K-8, with parental supervision.)

This ad-supported website strives to inspire children through interactive science experiments that encourage discovery, spark imagination, and develop scientific literacy. It offers an array of free, fun science experiments you can do at home – and many include a demonstration video along with the instructions! 

When you get to site, you’ll see a menu of enticing science activities you can do or make such as:

  • Fake Blood
  • Ink and Secret Messages
  • Lumpy Liquids and Squishy Solids
  • Snowstorm In A Can
  • Mentos Geyser
  • Floating Paper Clip
  • Cloud in a Bottle
  • Oobleck and Glurch
  • Silly Putty
  • Worlds Simplest Motor
  • Mold Science
  • Dry Ice Experiments
  • Flying Toilet Paper
  • Remove Iron From Breakfast Cereal
  • Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment
  • Build A Periscope
  • DNA Extraction
  • Make Rock Candy – and many more!

Click on any one, and a new page opens with a materials list, instructions, pictures, illustrations, and in many cases – a video demonstration.  You’ll also learn the science behind the experiment.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

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