Make Hot Ice From Vinegar and Baking Soda
Hot ice, scientifically known as sodium acetate, is a liquid that will turn solid at the slightest provocation. Touching it with your finger, bumping it too hard, or speaking a few angry words will cause it to spring from a clear, water-like state into solid ice-like crystals.
Calm Down Bottles for the Classroom
At preschool we always have a few students who really struggle with self-regulation and high energy levels. Surely there are a few of them in elementary school too? One of things that we do to help these friends regroup is provide these simple Calm Down Bottles in our quiet space. Click HERE to see all 4 bottles. Each has only 1 simple ingredient and the students love them! Keep reading...
Start A Fire
how to make a nebula jar, sometimes called a Galaxy Jar, fun tutorial and great for kids calming
Shadow Sidewalk Chalk Art
Sidewalk Chalk Art & Science - Here's a shadow art project for kids, and hands-on STEAM activity, that can help children learn about shadow science and how shadows form while painting sidewalk chalk art. Making DIY chalk paint, and painting shadow art, is a fun outdoor art project and science activity for kids from toddlers to teens!
How to Make a Solar Oven • Mamaguru
Here is a great science craft to teach kids about alternative energy: a solar oven! Harnessing the power of the sun is cool and teaches us about caring for our environment and using renewable resources. Best of all, kids can make a snack they love, nachos, using the solar oven they made using this DIY. The directions are remarkably easy and you might already own all of the materials needed. It's a wonderful summer activity to do with your own kids, or in a community or classroom setting.