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Science Experiments for Children

Science Experiments for Children

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31 NEW EXPERIMENTS!
 
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CONTENTS
1.A Towering Success.................. 32.A Troubled Bubble?.................. 63.Balancing Forks: Advanced.................. 84.Balloon Rocket..................105.Bernoulli's Apples..................126.Bouncy Custard Balls..................147.Crystal Hearts..................178.Cupid's Arrows..................199.Cutting The Ice..................2110.DNA Extraction In Your Kitchen..................2311.
 
Fancy A Sedimentary Sandwich?..................2512.
 
Fast Food..................2813.
 
Feeling The Pressure..................3114.
 
Fruit Force..................3315.
 
Green Pennies..................3516.
 
Grow Your Own Salticle..................3717.
 
Make Your Own Thermometer..................3918.
 
Recycling Plastic? Sorted..................4119.
 
Russian Reaction Roulette..................4320.
 
Shrunken Heads (for Halloween)..................4521.
 
Simply Nuts..................4722.
 
Sky In A Jar..................4923.
 
Solar System Biscuits..................5124.
 
Spinning Juice..................5325.
 
The Air Powered Car..................5526.
 
The Big Dripper..................5727.
 
The Blubber Glove..................6028.
 
The Strange Caseof The Weighty Balloon..................6229.Warm Hearts..................6430.Watching The (Water) Clock..................6631.Water Great Trick!..................68
 
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A TOWERING SUCCESS
Age Range: 7-14 with adult supervision
 
A box of cocktail sticks
 
Cheese cubes or marshmallows or jelly sweets - or a combinationThe idea is to build a stablestructure - but which shapesare best? Here's a quickrundown on the basics:
Squares and Cubes
 
Start with 4 cocktail sticksand 4 sweets. Poke thecocktail sticks into thesweets to make a squarewith a sweet at eachcorner.
 
Poke another cocktail stick into the top of each sweet. Put a sweet on the top of each cocktail stick. Connect the sweets with cocktail sticks to make a cube. (Acube has a square on each side. It takes between 8 sweets and 12 cocktailsticks).
Triangles and Pyramids
 
Start with 3 sweets and 3 cocktail sticks. Poke the cocktail sticks into the sweetsto make a triangle with a sweet at each point.
 
Poke another cocktail stick into the top of each sweet. Bend those 3 cocktailsticks in toward the centre. Poke all 3 cocktail sticks into one sweet to make a 3-sided pyramid. (A 3-sided pyramid has a triangle on each side. It takes 4 sweetsand 6 cocktail sticks.)
 
For a 4-sided pyramid, you need a square on the bottom and triangles on all 4sides. Build a square, and then poke a cocktail stick into the top of each corner.

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