Bored? Try These at Home
10 fun hands-on science activities and experiments

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Pop Rocks Expander: Candy Science

Pop Rocks Expander: Candy Science

Sprinkle a few Pop Rocks on your tongue and they start popping and snapping. Sprinkle a whole package into a balloon, attach it to a bottle of soda, and the balloon inflates. Find out why. More...

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Steve Spangler Science
Football Field Goals: Going the Distance

Football Field Goals: Going the Distance

Field goals are tricky. Some kicks soar through the goal posts. Others just, well, don't. Grab a football and figure out why with this hands-on activity. More...

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Science Buddies
Eggsteme Physics: Egg in a Blanket

Eggsteme Physics: Egg in a Blanket

What happens when you throw a raw egg at a blanket. Well, it depends on how well you understand momentum. Find out more in this hands-on activity. More...

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education.com
Kitchen Science: Water Pressure

Kitchen Science: Water Pressure

Looking for a hands-on activity that shows the nature of water under pressure? With little more than a soda bottle, you can prove that the deepest hydro-electric dams work best. More...

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The Naked Scientists
Soapy Science

Soapy Science

What? More bubbles? Yes! How could we leave out a site that tells you how to blow bubbles inside other bubbles, or even put your hand in one without bursting it? More...

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University of York
Air Pressure Can Crusher

Air Pressure Can Crusher

Watch the video before doing this experiment, then follow the instructions carefully since it involves boiling water and may make you jump. To calm down afterwards, read the explanation of what happened. More...

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Steve Spangler Science
Using a Laser to Measure the Speed of Light in Gelatin

Using a Laser to Measure the Speed of Light in Gelatin

This hands-on activity lets you examine two different scientific principles: the law of refraction, and the speed of light. All it takes is a laser pointer, a protractor, and gelatin! More...

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Science Buddies
Fantastic Foamy Fountain

Fantastic Foamy Fountain

How can common household ingredients combine to create a fountain of foamy suds? Watch the video and then create your own fantastic fountain of foam with this hands-on activity. More...

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Science Bob
Make a Balloon Rocket

Make a Balloon Rocket

In a real rocket, thrust is created by the force of burning rocket fuel as it blasts from the rocket engine. Here all you need is air. More...

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Science Bob
Pie-Pan Accelerometer

Pie-Pan Accelerometer

Grab a metal pie pan and hardware nuts along with some string and experiment to see firsthand the acceleration of gravity. More...

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Discovery
Sandwich-Bag Dart Board

Sandwich-Bag Dart Board

Thanks to polymers, you can thrust a bunch of pencils through a sandwich bag filled with water...spilling only a few drops. Try it and find out why. More...

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Discovery