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DIY PC Fan Wind Generator Plans, Upcycle a Fan. Bottled Christmas Tree. Clean Water Using the Sun! Can you think of a way of cleaning dirty water using the sun?

Clean Water Using the Sun!

How about getting salt out of water using the sun? In this activity, you will be making a "solar still" that's able to do just that! What You Do: Mix salt into some tap water and put the salty water in the bottom of your basin. Place your collecting jar in the middle of your basin. What Happened? When water evaporates it leaves all of its impurities behind. Lauri Kubuitsile is a former science teacher turned fulltime writer living in Botswana. MAKESHOP on Instagram: “We're revving up for Saturday's Very #EricCarle exhibit world premiere! Today we made wings and #bugs out of recycled materials. #cardboardia #veryericcarle #howicarle #makeshoppgh”

Newspaper Engineering Challenges for Kids. Keeping kids entertained and learning on a budget is easy when you use recyclable materials.

Newspaper Engineering Challenges for Kids

The possibilities for designing and building with newspaper are endless. When you have finished reading the Sunday Paper this week, hand it to your kids and see what they can create! Amazon Affiliate links to products. Newspaper Engineering Challenges for Kids STEM at Home & in the Classroom STEM is a fancy acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Learning Objective: Students will design and build a 3 dimensional structure.

Geared for Preschool and Grade School Ages (can be modified for toddlers with strong parent support) Materials Needed for all of the Newspaper Engineering Challenges: Store.boingboing. The Awesomest Coolest Easiest Water Bowl for DOGS & CATS! This is a water bowl for dogs or cats.

The Awesomest Coolest Easiest Water Bowl for DOGS & CATS!

It is super EASY! In a few simple steps you could have a water bowl that you only have to fill up once in a while, and it holds twice as much water for later on. In this project you don't need to buy a whole new bowl, you just reuse your dog's regular bowl. If you are worried that you have to drill, nail, or put glue on the bowl, don't be concerned. This project doesn't do anything to the bowl. One important thing though, make sure you KEEP THE TOP OF THE 2L BOTTLE!

NOTE: This Watering Bowl was designed, built, and written-up to share on Instructables, by my 11-year old daughter. Make a Chair that's Also a Bookshelf — Furniture. No matter where you turn in this bookshelf chair, you’ll always have a book at hand.

Make a Chair that's Also a Bookshelf — Furniture

This amazing piece of furniture was created by Darko Kavazovic. He saw a similar chair on that cost $5,000, but decided it would be a great project to make himself and he could do it for just a fraction of the cost. He posted his directions on Instructables and they are pretty straightforward. All you really need to get going on this project is wood and screws (and, of course, the necessary woodworking tools). Kavazovic couldn’t tell what the size was of the one he found online, so he decided to make one that could fit through a normal door.

Simplified Water Rockets - Elementary Science Fun. One of my favorite teaching subjects is science.

Simplified Water Rockets - Elementary Science Fun

However, many of the hands-on science projects are slanted towards the middle or high school grades. While the standards for elementary science are simplified as compared to middle or high school. Projects for 2nd-5th grade requires: too many materials a lot of adult supervision - especially with glue (heated or not) expensive if ready made kits are used. **Don't like kits because opportunities for teachable moments are lost** kids (1st/2nd grade) with a better than average attention span. Many of the rocket projects on are similar to what we used in Cub Scouts. This rocket not only covers 1st to 5th grade TEKS, but puts the project directly in the hands of the child who can complete the rocket from start to finish in a typical 50 minute period.

The goals of this design are: Can be made by a 1st grader with minimal instruction. If anyone has a (simple, easy, clean) upgrade, please email me. How to make a Plastic Bottle Barometer. Soda Bottle Safety Goggles. FGM7PT24J2EP27RM4G.pdf. Make a RECYCLED PAPER BEAD Bracelet! Looking for a fast, inexpensive recycled project that you will love wearing or giving as a gift?


TRY MAKING PAPER RECYCLED BEADS! Turn junk mail,magazines, brochures, last year's calendars, and gift wrapping paper into cool beads that may be used for bracelets or necklaces. Before taking that stack of old magazines to the recycle bin, tear out a few pages with your favorite colors...with a few quick cuts, one magazine page yields enough beads for 3 bracelets! You can wear your finished product in about 1 hour! Everyone asks me about the cool painted, wooden beads in my bracelets...yes, those are the PAPER BEADS made from RECYCLED Pages from MAGAZINES AND BROCHURES!