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Hanging String Balls. Whattya need?

Hanging String Balls

BalloonStringScissorsGlueJar How do I make glue string balls? Step 1: Hang inflated balloon from ceiling. Step 2: Put string and glue in the jar with a hole in the lid. Next, pull string from hole while wrapping around the balloon. Step 3: Wait until dry (try to contain yourself). Created by Dane Holweger. Building Machines From Paperclips. Several months ago I awoke one morning with an idea for a project.

Building Machines From Paperclips

I had gone to bed thinking about a presentation I am going to make to a group of middle and high school technology teachers in a couple of months. I wanted to come up with a simple and inexpensive projects they could use to teach their students some aspect of technology and hopefully inspire their creativity. During the night I dreamed of making machines out of paperclips and this project was born. As for the cost of this project - the wood and paperclips cost me 37 cents. I already had several projects I was working on at the time so I thought about the idea for a couple of months before I actually sat down with a box of paperclips and started trying to make a machine.

For educators this project is a great way to teach students the physics of mechanical machines including cranks, levers, fulcrum points, rotary and linear motion all while stirring their curiosity and developing their mechanical aptitude. Biochemtronics. Flubber Recipe - Make Metamucil Flubber. How to Make Floam. Floam™ is like slime with polystyrene beads in it, that kids can mold into shapes.

How to Make Floam

You can sculpt with it or use it to coat other objects. You can store it to reuse it or allow it to dry, if you want permanent creations. It's a lot of fun, but not always easy to locate. I've seen it in some stores and online, but you can make a type of 'Floam' yourself. As with slime, it's very safe, though anything containing food coloring can stain surfaces. Watch the Video of this Project Difficulty: Easy Time Required: quick project -- only takes minutes Here's How: Dissolve 2 tsp. borax completely in 1/2 cup (4 oz.) water. (2 tsp. of borax will produce a stiff product.

Tips: How it works: borax reacts to crosslink the polyvinyl acetate molecules in the glue. What You Need 2 tsp. borax1/2 cup water1/4 cup white glue (e.g., Elmer's)1/4 cup waterfood coloringresealable plastic bag1 1/3 c. polystyrene beads. Paper airplane - The best paper airplane - How to build it -1- Build the best paper airplane in the world!

Paper airplane - The best paper airplane - How to build it -1-

How to build it, how to fly it. | Assembly instructions - How to build it| Printer friendly instructions| |How to fly it | Awards page | Top of page | Visit the Paper Airplane Guest book and leave your message.Paper Airplane links page.Airplane Hall of Fame - The DC-3 and nine other aircraft that changed aviation. Comments: Support Suggestions for improving the Best Paper Airplane and how to fold the amazing OmniWing A letter from Scotland Dowload and build this FREE model.

Outbound links: Uncle Dean's master paper airplane list The Paper Airplane Company - Model airplanes made of paper.A to Z Aviation - An aviation resource siteLower Hudson Valley Challenger Center Gift Shopwww.gigglepotz.comFiddler's Green - paper modelsPaper Aircraft Association Model Airplane News > Radio controlled cardboard airplaneThe F-15 Paper EagleAlex's Free Paper AirplanesMy World Origami and PlanesLearning Disabled Kids Support (India) How to make a miniature zoetrope. Here is quick and easy way to make a fully functional miniature zoetrope.

how to make a miniature zoetrope

You can put this together in half an hour (plus paint drying time) out of easy-to-find materials. I made this one out of an empty Ovaltine container. Materials Cardboard Ovaltine can or similar cylindrical food container. Grits, corn meal, and oats often come in this type of container. Steps Cut out the two template pieces with the notches and tape them together to form one long strip. Notes You do not have to have the same number of images as you have slits.

Comments. The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites. 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers. A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures.

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. Magic Tree House If your students like The Magic Tree House Series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) 2. Can’t afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? 3. ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. 4. Spell With Flickr is a simple site that allows you to enter any word and it will create a photo representation of that word using pictures from Flickr. 5. Freeology is a fantastic resource for teachers to download pre-made, or create a plethora of free graphic organizers, forms, calendars, certificates, worksheets, and more!