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easy marshmallow catapults {summer fun for kids

Make a kids' marshmallow launcher {aka marshmallow catapult} - It's Always Autumn

Teach your kids how to make their very own marshmallow launcher using common household supplies. How to construct a marshmallow catapult.

Homemade Magnetic Slime- TOO COOL! This stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids!

Magnetic Slime Recipe

Homemade Magnetic Slime- TOO COOL! This stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids!

Science from Trash: MANY projects, first done by kids in India

Science from Trash

Gallery of Arvind Gupta's Fun Science Toys hosted by ArvindGuptaToys.com

Time to add some challenging fun to your classroom routine with Brain Teasers for teens! First, give these head-scratchers a try: When you’re ready, scroll down for the answers. Now, did you really...

Mess With Their Minds

Time to add some challenging fun to your classroom routine with Brain Teasers for teens! First, give these head-scratchers a try: When you’re ready, scroll down for the answers. Now, did you really…

"Building Bristlebots: Basic Toothbrush Robotics": With a bag of toothbrushes…

Building Bristlebots: Basic Toothbrush Robotics | Science Buddies Blog

How much weight can your boat float? Mass, volume, density, buoyancy, measurement, inquiry, graphing.

How Much Weight Can Your Boat Float? | Science Project

Boat Hull Density Project: Determine how much weight can be supported by boat hulls of various volumes and how this relates to the density of water.

Team Building Task-The Cup Challenge - take a rubber band and tie 6 strings to it (though I think 5 would work if you want smaller groups). Participants must use only the strings to move 6 cups into a pyramid formation. You can make this a competition between the groups or give them harder cup moving tasks.

First Day Activities

A list of activities for teachers to do the first day, include data collection, group quiz, name game and other things to help get to know the class. This is designed for a middle or high school class.

Why is the sky orange at sunset? Science Experiment (Video)

Why Are Sunsets Red Orange? Science Experiment | STEM (Video)

Curious why the sky changes color at sunset? This simple experiment demonstrates how that happens. Create your own sunset in a glass!

24 Simple Machines projects for kids - so many clever, fun, and unique science…

30 Simple Machine Projects for Kids

24 Simple Machines projects for kids - so many clever, fun, and unique science…

Have you tried a STEM Challenge yet? ---Getting Excited about STEM! {Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math}

Oops! - Hojo's Teaching Adventures

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This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials.

STEM Catapult Math & Engineering Activity (Angles and Ratios)

Take the classic STEM challenge to the next level with design optimization and math connections! This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math ...

Transfer of Energy Marble Roll (Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational)

Transfer of Energy Marble Roll (Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational)

This week and last week have been nuts. It's taken a massive amount of organization and a whole lot of crockpot dinners to keep us going. Despite the way our schedule has blown up, I'm still fitting i

Inertia towers prepared for activity-introduction to Newton’s First Law, otherwise known as the Law of Inertia

Inertia Tower

Hands-on activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to learn about inertia by building towers with paper cups.

SCIENCE FUN~  Seesaw Science: The Hammer-Ruler Trick is from Scientific…

Seesaw Science: The Hammer-Ruler Trick

A fun physics demonstration from Education.com