Making a Model Lung

Science Fun: How Lungs Work This model demonstrates how lungs work. Air is taken in through the mouth and nose, passes down the windpipe and into our lungs. The straw represents the wind pipe. The diaphragm at the bottom of our chest moves down to create more space. As we breathe out the diaphragm raises […]

Magnetic Putty

Magnet Science Adding an iron based compound to putty makes it magnetic. The secret ingredient that makes the putty magnetic is an iron oxide powder, which is ferric (magnetic). Ferric iron oxide is a fine powder used as black pigment and can be found at art stores. If your local artist supply store doesn’t carry […]

Science Detective

Fingerprinting Science Fingerprinting is one form of biometrics, a science that uses people’s physical characteristics to identify them. Fingerprints are ideal for this purpose because they are an inexpensive way to collect and analyze. They never change, even as people age. No two fingerprints are exactly alike and have been used in crime scene investigations. […]

Glitter Slime

Science Fun Kids love science. Kids love slime. Summer is a great time to make glitter slime since you can make this project outside in the nice weather. I recommend making glitter slime outside since glitter can be messy. In this project the sodium borate in the liquid starch mixes with the polyvinyl-acetate (PVA) glue […]

How to Make Silly Putty

Creative Projects Recipe By James Clinard for About.com, Photos by Stephanie Felzenberg One of my charges loves doing science experiments at home and asked if we would make Silly Putty last week. Since Whitney is still on her honeymoon I decided to share this project with our readers today. Whenever making arts and crafts or science experiments […]

Reflecting Rainbows: A Mirror Can Create a Magical Rainbow

Wednesday Projects  By Stephanie Felzenberg, Nanny and Editor of Be the Best Nanny Blog Creating rainbows and dancing them around the room is both magical and scientific. With adult supervision, children can create a rainbow with a small mirror and a clear glass of water. We found this fun science project in 365 Ways to a Smarter […]

Watching Tulips Grow Without Soil

Science Project to Do with Kids Breathe a little fresh color into the home you work in by doing this simple science project without the mess of potting soil or dirt. Bulbs generally contain all the nutrients required for blooming, although they still need water to grow blooms. Bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, amaryllis, and lilies grow without […]