4 Cool Science Tricks!

1. Build a solar cooker. Use an old pizza/cardboard box to build a cooker that bakes cookies, reheats food, etc. Try out different recipes!

2. Demonstrate capillary action. Use food dye to see how plants get the water and nutrients they need through tiny capillary tubes.

3. Make oobleck. Crazy things happen when you mix cornstarch with water. 

4. Grow crystals. Use evaporation to create intricate crystals on sugar, salt, or ice. Diamonds take thousands of years, but these can grow much faster.

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meganleppla:

Wheatpasting

Why?
Wheatpaste is a durable and biodegradable binder, making it an excellent medium for art outdoors. The blend of four parts boiling water to one part flour makes wheatpaste an economical resource too – you can make up to a gallon without going over $1. Use your paste to post messages in your community, create collage from old books, or simply print out some photos and paste them up.

What else?
Wheatpaste is simply the binder to connect your story. Use collage to construct your own narrative, and share that story with your community. More curriculum connectors can be found here.

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Bright beads are a staple of jewelry. Make your own by rolling up scraps of paper to create some colorful designs inspired by DIYer Summer Skies.

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