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Peppers ghost illusion

Suggested Age: 12

Challenging (6)

Pepper’s Ghost is a special effects technique for creating transparent ghostly images. It works by reflecting the image of a ghost off of a sheet o...

Walking on eggs science 1

Suggested Age: 6

Simple (3)

Did you know you can walk on eggs without having them crack? Here's a fun experiment that kids love and (shouldn't) be too messy :)

Oobleck

Suggested Age: 8

Mildly Challenging (5)

Oobleck is a very simple material (made of cornstarch and water) that displays very interesting properties. It is a liquid at rest but if you inter...

Potato battery

Suggested Age: 10

Mildly Challenging (5)

You can power a lightbulb with with just a few household items and a potato. The chemical reaction between the juices in the potato, zinc nails, an...

Frozen bubble

Suggested Age: 6

Mildly Challenging (4)

Create a bubble in freezing temperatures and watch it freeze in to a miniature crystal ball and then shatter!

Balloon rockets

Suggested Age: 4

Simple (3)

Create balloon rockets that race across the room using just string, some tape and a balloon. Have races, cause collisions, etc. Lots of fun!

Spongeblocks?1386370442

Suggested Age: 2

Simple (2)

Building blocks made of sponges (cheap to make, create different shapes and colors, easy to stack and 'cling' to each other, won't hurt when they f...

Heronpole

Suggested Age: 13

Very Challenging (9)

Create a pole-mounted pulley system created by the ancient greeks capable of lifting huge weights (multiple tons).

Foxholeradio

Suggested Age: 14

Challenging (7)

Create a working radio using simple materials. It's called a foxhole radio because soldiers used to build them in World War II using spare parts.

Laundry basket run

Suggested Age: 1

Very Simple (1)

Take your laundry basket, throw your kid in, and race down the hall. Hours of fun (or at least a few minutes) while you're doing laundry.