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15 Fun Science Activities for Kids. 15 Fun Science Activities for Kids. Rocks and minerals for kids. Rader's BIOLOGY 4 KIDS.COM - Biology basics for everyone! Rader's CHEM4KIDS.COM - Chemistry basics for everyone! Rader's GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM - Earth Science Basics for Everyone! How to Make Magnetic Slime. Did you know that it’s possible to make slime magnetic?

How to Make Magnetic Slime

I didn’t either until recently when I found a post on Pinterest from Instructables about making magnetic silly putty. I really recommend this slime recipe rather than silly putty – more on that in a minute. But first, check out what magnetic slime can do! Magnetic slime is really fun to play with on its own. It stretches and squishes. There’s just something about watching a liquid move without touching it… So fascinating! To make your own magnetic slime, you will need: (These links are Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase through the links, I will earn a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Leak-Proof Bag - Kid's Science Experiment. 20 AWESOME Science Projects.

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Bubbling Slime Recipe for Sensory Tubs - Epic Fun for Kids

Click one, and we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you on your next purchase there. (Disclosure Policy) Copyright © 2014 Jessica Petersen, All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. These bubbling slime sensory tubs are my son’s new favorite thing! This slime recipe is made entirely with edible ingredients, and the key to it is xanthan gum, a common ingredient in gluten-free baking.

I’ve been playing with xanthan gum slimes on and off for the past several months, but never blogged about them because a) I was the only one playing with them in our house and b) it was a bit difficult to work slime into the prevailing theme over at Play Trains! AMAZING Science Activities for Kids. Best Science Experiments for Kids. History, Story and Resources for Dodobirds. Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Animals. Top Ten Extinct Animals. Animal extinction may have been caused by natural occurrences such as climatic heating or cooling or changes in sea levels, scientists also agree that an asteroid striking the earth was to blame for the loss of the dinosaurs.

Top Ten Extinct Animals

In more modern times causes of extinction have been dominated by the activities of humans; habitat destruction (due to agricultural land conversion, deforestation or urbanisation), increased human population, pollution, global warming, overhunting/fishing, poaching or the introduction of alien species to an environment. Here we have listed 10 animals that are now extinct, find out the reasons why. Dodo An extinct flightless bird that inhabited the island of Mauritius, the Dodo was about one metre tall and may have weighed 10–18 kg.

The Dodo's appearance is evidenced only by illustrations and written accounts from the 17th century but because these vary considerably, its exact appearance in life remains unresolved. Extinct & Endangered. We are always hearing about extinct and endangered animals, but do you know what these terms actually mean?

Extinct & Endangered

So, what is extinction? Extinction of a particular animal or plant species occurs when there are no more individuals of that species alive anywhere in the world - the species has died out. Endangered Animals. Extinction - Causes. Natural Causes of Extinction Climatic Heating and Cooling Climate Change is caused by a number of things.

Extinction - Causes

The effect that climate has on extinction is very big. The biodiverse Earth can't keep up with the rapid changes in temperature and climate. The species are not used to severe weather conditions and long seasons, or a changing chemical make-up of their surroundings. Changes in Sea Levels or Currents. Causes of extinction. Trilobite fossil dating to the early Edenic Period.

Causes of extinction

Source: C.Michael Hogan fossil collection Causes of extinction have prehistorically been dominated by natural earth processes such as geological transformation of the Earth's crust and major climatic oscillations, as well as species interactions; however, since the ascent of modern man during the Holocene, the causes of extinction have been dominated by the activities of humans. Rates of species extinction have increased rapidly since the early Holocene epoch, chiefly due to activities of humans; further acceleration of extinction rates began approximately 1600 AD, with the onset of accelerated human population growth and expanded scope of agriculture. Natural causes of extinction are regarded as being an irrelevantly small fraction of present extinction events, but are important to understand for historical and academic context. Since prehistoric times, humans have used the earth’s resources to enrich their own lives.

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Last updated: April 14, 2016. If you've ever sat watching a thunderstorm, with mighty lightning bolts darting down from the sky, you'll have some idea of the power of electricity. A bolt of lightning is a sudden, massive surge of electricity between the sky and the ground beneath. The energy in a single lightning bolt is enough to light 100 powerful lamps for a whole day or to make a couple of hundred thousand slices of toast! Electricity is the most versatile energy source that we have; it is also one of the newest: homes and businesses have been using it for not much more than a hundred years. What is electricity? Electricity is a type of energy that can build up in one place or flow from one place to another. Static electricity Static electricity often happens when you rub things together. Kids Corner. The Science Network. Geology.com: News and Information for Geology & Earth Science.

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Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11's arrival on the moon. The lunar lander holding Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down at 4:18 PM eastern, and Armstrong became the first human in history to walk on the lunar surface at 10:56 PM. Huge amounts of aeronautical and hardware engineering effort went into the Apollo program from its birth in 1961 to its completion in 1972, as NASA and its partners designed the Saturn V rocket to get astronauts out of Earth's orbit, the command/service modules that orbited the moon, and the lunar modules that actually landed on the moon. But Apollo was also a major software project. Astronauts used the Apollo Guidance Computer, which was placed in both the command module and the lunar module, for navigation assistance and to control the spacecraft, and someone needed to program it.

NASA, via Steve Milan Literally weaving software together The process of actually coding in the programs was laborious, as well. NASA Earth Observatory : Home. National Geographic Kids. Smithsonian Kids. Bugman Education. EcoKids (Canada) Engineering. Kids Astronomy. Science Buddies.

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