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Building a Halloween Brushbot: Family Robotics


An orange scrub brush gives a family science activity a boost of jack-o-lantern-inspired fun and leads to a great robotics exploration.

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Boba Spherification: The Science of Juice-filled Caviar


We go DIY with molecular gastronomy and family science as we make our own popping boba using the Spherification Kit from the Science Buddies Store.

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Magic Train Puts Kids on Track with Physics of Magnetism


Assembling a simple wooden train and track with cleverly placed magnetic strips lets kids experiment with a train that levitates off the track and zips effortlessly from one end to the other when pushed. What happens when you add a bit of weight?…

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Family Fun with Physics: Launching Plastic Eggs with the Ping Pong Catapult


The ping pong catapult is a great device for independent student science projects, but this is a tool you can use again and again—even as the basis for a fun afternoon or weekend family science activity. We put the rubber band catapult to use…

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Family Robotics: Toothbrush Bots that Follow the Light


Building light-tracking robots as a family activity lets you and your kids take next steps in electronics and circuitry! My kids and I had a great time over the summer whetting our teeth on basic robotics and electronics by transforming…

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Electronics and Play Dough: Fun, Tactile Family Science


With a new group of electronics Project Ideas and a cool kit from the Science Buddies Store, you can turn ordinary play dough modeling into a great hands-on electronics activity with your kids. Since the trio of "electric play dough"…

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Building Bristlebots: Basic Toothbrush Robotics


As this mom discovered, with a bag of toothbrushes and some basic electronics supplies, you can give a group of kids a fun introductory robotics experience—no prior robotics expertise necessary! Since the BristleBots robotics project…

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Family Math: M&M Color Statistics


What can you do with hundreds and hundreds of M&sM's? Family math! My family's lineup of summer hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math projects and activities included almost enough M&M's to bring Charlie and the Chocolate…

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