As the holiday season hovers all around us, we have a fun color mixing activity that will also use some of the bubble wrap that abounds this time of year. Grab a few cups, some colored water and a sheet of bubble wrap to keep them entertained while color mixing and creating a stained glass window decoration. It’s a kitchen science rainbow!
1. Have an adult cut or pop small holes in the side of each bubble. The holes should all be in the same place on every bubble. This will deflate the bubble, but if you do it carefully, the bubble will keep some of its shape.
2. Tape the piece of bubble wrap with the holes pointing up to a window. Place a few paper towels under the bubble wrap in the window
It’s a mad rush in the kitchen before a holiday meal with family and friends. Once the turkey and potatoes are gone, what do you do to entertain your guests? Science magic table tricks of course!
Whether you’re sitting down to a nice dinner with your family or if you’ve just finished an enormous Thanksgiving feast, you can perform some incredible science demonstrations, experiments, and activities with the Table Tricks Science Experiment Guide!
The best part? You don’t need to head to the science store – these table tricks use supplies you have around the house. It’s kitchen science at the dinner table.
Tricks like Balancing Utensils, the Spinning Match, and Newton’s Bottle make for great party pieces, but your guests will be even more impressed when you reveal the science behind the Table Tricks. Don’t forget the encore -
Each year, Greystone Elementary in Birmingham, Alabama chooses a topic for a school-wide enrichment week dedicated to help all students learn something they may not learn in the classroom.
This year, teacher Mandy Fox decided to make the week dedicated to science after watching experiment videos from Steve Spangler. Mandy and her co-teacher put together a schedule full of science activities and lessons. They chose activities based on what would “wow” the students and get them interested in science.
Mandy says, “it was great seeing so many kids excited about learning more about science.”
The week was packed with small and large group experiments like Walking on Eggs, Burning Money, Iron for Breakfast and Film Canister Rockets. They had guest speakers like an archeologist, forensic scientist, wildlife rescue officer, chemist, dog agility trainer and a robotics team. The week ended with a paper airplane building competition.
Do we even have to state that the kids had a great time? Mandy says the kids are still telling her that the science
Bullying makes the news almost every week. It exists in schools, sports fields, playground and online. We’ve also recently learned bullying is also present in professional organizations like the NFL. Children who are bullied tend to withdraw and suffer emotional scars. In extreme cases, some become so desperate, they take their own lives.
Steve sat down with professional speaker and certified professional coach Laurie Flasko to talk about bullying and what we can do as parents and teachers to put a stop to it.