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Materials Disposable plastic or paper cups (one eight-ounce and one 16-ounce size) Scissors Adult helper Balloons (2) Toilet paper Duct tape Measuring tape Pen Paper Prep Work Tape one strip of toilet paper to a door frame. Use the measuring tape to make a mark on the floor about 1 foot (ca. 0.5 meter), 3 feet (ca. 1 meter), and 6 feet (ca. 2 meters) away from the door frame with...

Materials Lanterns can be made from many different materials. Be creative and use materials you have easy access to, including items from the recycling bin. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: A battery-operated tea light or the DIY Night-Light Kit ,The kit includes all the electronics you need to build a simple lantern circuit that will turn on automatically in the dark: Mini breadboard Transistor Photoresistor Potentiometer 3/4 inch jumper wire 30...

Introduction Have you ever been zapped by a door knob or another person? It feels like a little electric shock and usually happens on cold and dry winter days. Where is this shock coming from? Why is it that sometimes you get zapped and sometimes you don't? It all has to do with static electricity, which can build up in some materials and then be transferred from one object to another....

Introduction If you live where there is snow, it can be fun to play in it for a while—but it can get quite chilly! Or maybe you live in a place that does not get snow. In this fun activity, you can experience something similar to snow anytime, in the comfort of your own home. You will mix together common kitchen supplies to make a sculpted object, and then, whenever you...

Imagine how cool it would be if you could add lights to your play dough. That is exactly what you will get to do in this activity! Keep reading to learn how you can make any light-up sculpture you imagine, such as a house with lights in the windows, an animal with light-up eyes, or a colorful butterfly.     Materials Electric Play Dough Kit available for purchase from our partner Home Science Tools. Includes: ...