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Create a giant foaming reaction and wow your friends with this classic science demonstration! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make something that looks like toothpaste being squeezed from a tube—but so big, it must be for elephants! Read more
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Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... foaming fun with elephant toothpaste. Magic, Otherwise Known as Chemistry Why are Harry Potter and unicorns so popular? I think it is because kids love magic. They delight in the possibilities and transformations that magic can bring. … Read more
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These free hands-on STEM activities are a great way for even the youngest of students to begin exploring science and engineering. Free Science Activities for Preschool The following science activities from Science Buddies' library of STEM Activities for Kids are perfect for letting preschool kids get hands-on with science: Make a Lemon Volcano: combine baking soda with lemon (citric acid) to create a bubbling volcano. Elephant Toothpaste: mix water… Read more
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Join Science Buddies this summer for virtual summer camp! Each week, we'll highlight fun STEM themes for kids of all ages, including suggestions for simple hands-on activities, book picks, and more. We'll keep you inspired all summer with creative and innovative science and engineering activities — for free. This week: wizard- and magic-themed science! Wizards & Magic STEM Week 3 brings out the wizard in all of us! If your kids are fans of stories… Read more
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Use these free STEM lesson plans and activities to teach and explore chemical reactions with K-12 students. The best way to teach chemical reactions is to show them in action or, when possible, let students get hands-on with exploring the reactions. If you are planning to teach a unit on chemical reactions, you might find just what you need in one the 15+ free STEM lessons and activities listed below. Lesson Plans to Explore Chemical Reactions Lesson… Read more
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Check out this video from former NASA engineer Mark Rober, where he sets out to reclaim his title for the world's largest and tallest elephant toothpaste reaction. In the video, he experiments with different container shapes and sizes to determine which will result in the most spectacular reaction. You can turn this into a science project of your own! How do differently sized or shaped containers affect the foaming reaction? Can you find an optimal container that makes the reaction go the… Read more
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