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Catch the Wind (July 31, 2020)

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Let me tell yah, the wind has been crazy nowadays and I’m curious how fast it is. An anemometer is a device used to measure the speed of the wind and today, why not make our own cup anemometer! They cups will “catch” the wind, causing the anemometer to spin. With a stopwatch, we would […]

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Fly Me a Kite (July 17)

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Did you know that the first kites made were made out of leaves? They were used to scare away enemy troops or send signals to their friends! Similar to planes, kites rely on forces of lift and thrust to fly in the air. As wind passes through it’s wings, a pressure gradient is formed. There […]

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Seed Bombs (July 10, 2020)

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Let’s grow more plants and flowers! Bees are very important in our ecosystem as they help pollenate the plants around us and help with the growth of our foods and crops. In order to help the bees pollenate the world around us, create some seed bombs with wild flowers and plant them in planter boxes. […]

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Pooter Prowling (July 3, 2020)

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Let’s safely catch and observe insects close up. Today, we’re going to be entomologist and participate in field work with pooters! A pooter is a device used to collect insects, and other small, fragile organisms for scientific purposes. These devices are most commonly used for field and lab work by entomologists (scientists who study insects). Insects […]

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Egg Drop

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I like my eggs splatted and scrambled. Just kidding, protect your precious eggs! Today’s Friday Funday, make a capsule or helmet for a ‘daredevil’ egg to drop from a height! Gravity will pull it down to the ground but will your engineering skills be able to save it? Find any materials you have at home for […]

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Ice Cream in a Bag

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Forget the ice cream maker or old fashioned churning that can take so long, ain’t nobody got time for that! Today we are making ice cream in only 5 minutes! What? How you ask? Using a magical compartment called a plastic bag! Salt lowers the freezing point of water, allowing water to get even colder! Salt […]

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Oil Spill Clean-up

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Your mission for this Friday Funday is to clean up “oil” from a simulated oil spill disaster! Crude oil is common in oil spills and will be represented by a canola oil and chocolate powder mixture. Bird’s and wildlife are threatened every day by oil spills in the oceans and the dumping of unauthorized materials […]