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May 15, 2013 7:24 AM   Subscribe

Six science projects that kids and adults will love! (and you can do at home).
posted by quin (17 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks Buzzfeed, I really wanted my microwave to smell like soap.
posted by The Whelk at 7:27 AM on May 15, 2013


Heh. Thanks. :)
posted by zarq at 7:44 AM on May 15, 2013


Am I the only one who has ever visited a library?
posted by DU at 7:48 AM on May 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


That was pretty awesome.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:48 AM on May 15, 2013


Fun projects for kids. Sponsored by Heineken!
posted by etc. at 7:54 AM on May 15, 2013


Why use soap when you can make up meringue mix and achieve the same thing but with more deliciousness and less soapy microwave-ness?
posted by biffa at 8:02 AM on May 15, 2013


Here's an example.
posted by biffa at 8:14 AM on May 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is not the tools to make me a great Uncle.
This is the tools to make my sister hate me!

So thanks for that.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 8:40 AM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Am I the only one who has ever visited a library?

Yes, yes you are.
posted by Aizkolari at 8:54 AM on May 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Whelk: "Thanks Buzzfeed, I really wanted my microwave to smell like soap."

If only the microwave at my work smelled like soap...
posted by papafrita at 9:18 AM on May 15, 2013


It could...
posted by quin at 9:21 AM on May 15, 2013


The "lava lamp" one is a really cool take on the usual: the seltzer tablet is a very clever idea. However, ime, cooking oil looks fine for a short while, but can uptake the dyed water after a while and get muddy-coloured. Mineral oil (the USP stuff from the pharmacy) with stay clearer, longer.

Here's one I used last summer with a bunch of nieces and nephews: cardboard box vortex cannons. They're much cheaper to build than the usual garbage can recommendation and the kids can do them as a craft too. Buy some "fancy" duct tapes at the dollar store and let them go wild with markers. You need decent sized boxes. You can have competitions with cups like in the video, and you can blow scents at people. We bought a few flavourings from a baking store which worked really well. Nobody could guess what the rootbeer extract was though.
posted by bonehead at 9:27 AM on May 15, 2013 [6 favorites]


...and you can blow scents at people.

I can't imagine how this could possibly go wrong.
posted by MrVisible at 9:35 AM on May 15, 2013


...and you can blow scents at people.

A mischievous person could use this to blow cannabis vapors on unsuspecting crowds. A weapon of mass distraction
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:39 AM on May 15, 2013


No, the only true use for a vortex cannon is to -discipline- torment naughty cats.
posted by radwolf76 at 12:18 PM on May 15, 2013


Six science projects that kids and adults will love! (and you can do at home)

Just remember kids, if you conduct your own experiments at school, you might get arrested.
posted by homunculus at 12:29 PM on May 15, 2013


Whoa, I already thought oobleck was great when it shifted from solid to liquid and back again depending on how much you stress it. I never knew it would dance around on a speaker.
posted by vytae at 4:44 PM on May 15, 2013


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