D.I.Y. SCIENCE PROJECTS

Doing science experiments at home is tons of fun! Grab the kids and spend some quality time exploring and discovering, using items you probably already have in the house.

Warty Licorice

Warty Licorice

Can you make a smooth piece of licorice grow warts? Do this science experiment with the kids to find out!Time: 5 minutesSkill level: Get a grown-upSuppliesTwizzlers licorice twists (the Pull-n-Peel va . . .

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How to Make a Box Oven

How to Make a Box Oven

There are several different types of box ovens you can make. These instructions are for a box oven with a hinged lid. If you use the sturdy materials recommended and take good care of it, you should b . . .

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Build a Rocket

Build a Rocket

Imagine sweeping the dust from a giant rock formation to uncover an ancient dinosaur fossil, or peering through your backyard telescope to identify a hazy comet as it streaks across the sky. Sound exc . . .

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Saltwater Gummi Soak

Saltwater Gummi Soak

The kids will get a lesson about osmosis with this science experiment using gummi worms!Time: Two daysSkill Level: MediumSupplies4 gummi worms or other gummi candy3 small clear bowls, each with 1 cup . . .

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Straw Gliders

Straw Gliders

The next time you visit the beaches near Torrey Pines or La Jolla, be sure to look up at the sky. You may notice many colorful gliders soaring high above the ground. These gliders provide the ultimate . . .

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Acid Dissolving Test

Acid Dissolving Test

Here’s an easy, kid-friendly science project you can do at home!Time: 1 hourSkill level: MediumYour digestive system uses acid. Does that mean that acid dissolves candy?What you need:Candy that diss . . .

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Candy Chromatography

Candy Chromatography

Many science experiments involve candy. Follow the directions below to find out how you can use science to determine how candies get their colors. Materials:Coffee filtersClear jars or cupsPencilTap . . .

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DIY Science Kit

DIY Science Kit

“Mom, do you have a 6-volt battery, two funnels, masking tape and some steel wool I can use?” My daughters ask questions like this, usually when I’m up to my elbows in dirty dishes. Buying scien . . .

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Pizza Box Solar Cooker: Kids Science

Pizza Box Solar Cooker: Kids Science

Few things are more essential to a summer camping trip than marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. Sure, you need a tent and a sleeping bag, but a campfire without s’mores just wouldn’t be t . . .

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Boogie Woogie Raisins: Kids Science

Boogie Woogie Raisins: Kids Science

Have you ever seen raisins dance the tango or spaghetti noodles do the hula? Follow the directions below to find out how to create your own performing raisins. Believe it or not, you don’t even need . . .

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