Slime

Kids love making slime.  It’s gooky, gooey, greatness.

Materials needed: 16oz box of cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups of warm water, Green food coloring  (or any color you wish), bowl

  1. Pour water into the bowl
  2. Add drops of food coloring until you are happy with the color
  3. Add 16oz of cornstarch to the water
  4. Mix together and play
If the mixture looks to thin add more cornstarch, if toothick add more water.

The slime will look liquid in the bowl but harden when you squeeze it.

Store in a plastic ziplock bag when finished playing

HAVE FUN!!!

Water Filter Science Project for Kids

This water filter experiment is a fun and simple  Science Project for kids

What are Water Filters and What do they do?

Water filters are used to remove impurities and solid particles from our water. They make our drinking water clean.

Follow the steps below to make your own home made water filter.

 

Materials needed: Pitcher of Water half full, Glass Jar, Coffee Filter, Cup of Soil/Dirt and a Funnel ( I cut off the top part of a soda bottle and turned it upside down to make funnel)

Procedure:

Step 1:  Have child collect a cup of soil or dirt.

Step 2:  Place the funnel in the glass jar and place the coffee filter in the funnel

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Mix the soil with the water together in a cup

Step 4: Slowly pour mixture into funnel, wait until water drains to add more

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Watch what happens!

 

 

 

 

 

What Happened?

The water the flows into the jar will appear much cleaner.

How did this happen?

The coffee filter acts like a water filter and catches the soil/dirt particles and separates them from the water.  The clean water drips down into the jar.

You did it, you made your own home made water filter! Now enter it in your school Science Fair!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Ice Cube

 

Can you lift an ice cube with a string?

Items needed: ice cube, cup of water, string (thread works great), Salt

Experiment:

  1. Have child fill up a cup with water
  2. Place an ice cube in the water
  3. Cut a piece of string long enough to go in the cup of water with some left over to hold.
  4. Place 1 end of the string on the ice cube and sprinkle salt over it
  5. Wait 1-2 minutes and slowly lift string.
  6. Ice cube will be attached

How can this be?  While the string is laying on the ice cube the salt melts the top layer of the ice cube. It then freezes again with the string attached causing it to stick.