Monthly Archives: January 2011

What’s in a Golf Ball?

My son asked us, this past summer, what’s inside a golf ball. This experiment is extra fun because you can tie it into your golf game (I don’t play golf, so I did not), geology (I am a geologist, so I did), and good mechanical/shop skills. Purpose: Find out what’s in the middle of a &hellip Continue reading »

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DIY Young Inventor’s Kit!

For the low, low price of a laundry basket, Rubbermaid tote or similarly sized cardboard box, you too can start a Rube Goldberg-esque Inventor’s Kit for your child.   Step 1: Get a laundry basket-sized container. Step 2: Fill! The choice of odds and ends is up to you, and limited only by your creativity &hellip Continue reading »

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Have an Ice Time (Transfer of Energy)

Our science projects this year have all fallen under the broad umbrella of “Energy”. This art project seemed to fit the bill. Materials: Food coloring Cookie sheet or tray Interestingly shaped household containers*: mini loaf pans paper cups rubber glove balloon flexible molds muffin tins * Stay away from glass containers. You may need to &hellip Continue reading »

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