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Hungry for fresh, exciting science activities based in amazing phenomena? Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested, and use cheap, available materials.
Watch the rise and fall of hot and cold fluids.
What goes on under the ground during an earthquake? Use a Slinky to model the various seismic waves that make the earth tremble.
Give flight a spin with the Magnus effect.
Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.
A drop of water makes a fine magnifying lens.
Discover why your favorite cat videos don't leak out of optical fibers.
Create and examine an ice balloon.
With just mud, paper and an egg, you can grow colonies of multi-hued microbes!
Make and eat an intrusive snack.
How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What forces keep the bicycle from falling over?
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without gla
See how images appear in a curved mirror.
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