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Make Your Own Science Toys!

March 7th, 2017

 

It’s Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Toy Maker

(www.sciencetoymaker.org/)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

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, home schoolers, science fair participants and citizen scientists everywhere.”

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.

Make Your Own Science Toys!

February 18th, 2014

 

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.”

Make Cool Science Toys!

March 13th, 2012

Hi! Its’ Tuesday, March 13, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
ScienceToyMaker.org

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

This non-commercial site is for people of all ages who like hands-on, do-it-yourself science toys that teach scientific concepts and investigation. These low-cost science toy projects come with step-by-step video directions, text explanations, and illustrations. Plus they were all created by science teachers!

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and some featured science projects from easy to advanced. Click on any one to get complete instructions to make a variety of science toys including:

  • Vortex, Whirlpool, Tornado, or Dust Devil
  • Spinning Top
  • Rubber Band Ball
  • Periscope
  • Overhead Water Rocket Launcher
  • Robot Hands
  • Rubber-Band-Powered Airplanes
  • Lie Detector
  • Giant Water Prism

You’ll also find links to other great science sites with more fun projects and activities.

 

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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