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11 Science Experiments that will Blow your Mind!

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Science Experiments are fun!  Just always make sure to use safety equipment!

Science Experiments are fun! Just always make sure to use safety equipment!

Science Experiments are fun! Just always make sure to use safety equipment!

Mitchell P., Staff Writer

“There’s nothing to do today” is a phrase that comes into our minds all the time. When it does come to you read this article to learn of the things you can do! You’ll be able to make fun creations that will last long… or some things that are just in the moment.

* Disclaimer: Some of these experiments include dangerous substances and/or create fire which can and will hurt people if you are not careful. Adult supervision and/or Adult permission is recommended before partaking in some of these experiments.*

1. Moss Graffiti

         Want to be apart of an ecological gang? Try this new and cool experiment and be the coolest kid ever! You just paste this substance on your wall and over time it becomes greenery! All you need are these ingredients and a bit of patience. To learn more watch this video

 

2. *Potassium Chlorate vs. Gummy Bear

Want to see what happens when you eat candy? Specifically, what happens when you eat gummy bears. Try this and you’ll see a gummy bear become on fire when you mix these two substances.

  • Gummy bear
  • Potassium Chlorate
  • Fuse
  • match/lighter

3. *Instant Ice

Creating ice instantly with a bang on a water bottle? Adding water to ice to make ice sculptures? Fact, Fiction or Frozen? It sure will be iceciting if you’re up for it.

  • Take purified water put in freezer for 2 hours 45 minutes then put it onto normal ice in a bowl and watch or slam the bottle and watch it turn into ice instantly

4. Mentos and coke geyser

We’ve all heard of this before…  but making geysers never gets old.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Materials

  • Coke(gallon size)
  • Mentos

Instructions go outside (into a clear space)  with the coke and mentos.Then open up the coke bottle then insert 5 mentos quickly and then run away and try not to get hit.

5. *Invisible objects

Magicians trick? Scientific Truth? You’ll make people confused by making glass disappear in vegetable oil.

  • Pyrex beaker
  • Pyrex test tube/tubes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Water

6. *Pasta Rocket

Want to be a mini jet engine engineer? Make this mini hybrid jet engine with pasta to accomplish that!

  • Ziti pasta
  • Jar
  • Jar lid with ⅛ hole punched through the middle
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • yeast

7. *Elephant Toothpaste

Elephants have dental plans even though they are giant. Most of them are prescribed with this #1 toothpaste Elegant Elephant Ellie and they provided the public with their special concoction. Make your own and see it jump out of the bottle and splash onto the space around it.

  • ½ cup of Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • 1 tablespoon Dry yeast
  • Food coloring
  • Safety Goggles
  • Small cup
  • 3 tablespoons of warm water
  • Large bottle

8. Egg Drop

Everybody has done the egg drop but, what if you did it with limited resources? Try this to see if your egg won’t crack up under the pressure. In this experiment you get to make an egg a paratrooper and hope that your new invention will make it survive the fall. Here is what one of the students after the

“Yes It was challenging because you had to find a way not to break the egg while I’m protecting it, and it was fun because I got to spend time with a couple of my friends.” said David P., 8th grader

Rules

  • Have fun
  • It has to be dropped from 20ft. up in the air.

Materials

  • 1 small paper cup
  • 2 small drinking straws
  • 4 Popsicle sticks
  • 1 piece of String (3ft.)
  • Masking tape (2 1/2ft)
  • 4 rubber bands
  • 2 Pipe cleaners
  • 1 piece of paper
  • 1 raw egg.

9. Bouncy Egg

Lost your bouncy ball? Make your own with an egg! Just don’t chicken out!

  • Egg
  • Vinegar
  • 48 hours of time
  • Container

Instructions put an egg in a container and cover the egg with vinegar set it in the fridge for 24 hours (with container lid on). Take it out empty old vinegar (not the egg) and put new vinegar in again, then set it in the fridge for another 24 hours (with lid on) take it out empty the vinegar and then, you have your egg with a flexible membrane to bounce.

10. Rainbow Skittles

Want to make a rainbow? And see how unhealthy skittles are? try this.

  • ¼ of cup of warm water
  • Packet of Skittles
  • White Plate

Instructions Put your plate in front of you, empty out your skittles and spread them around the inner circle of the plate. Then, place the ¼ cup of warm water on the plate (make sure the skittles are submerged in water) wait for 10 to 15 minutes and voila.

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