Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

Make you own scented candles

Hum…this looks pretty easy to do, but is it cheaper than buying one? How To Make Homemade Scented Candles

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Another neat build, vertical axis wind turbin

Nice build, only one thing I would do a bit different…OK a few things.  One, give it a coat of paint.  Two, put a nose cone over the motor to help shelter it. http://www.newphysicist.com/make-vertical-axis-wind-turbine/

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Neat windmill to teach kids, BUT using a grinder?

OK this was a cool project, but the author uses a hand grinder to cut everything.  To me thats crazy (jigsaw, handsaw, etc etc).  But it works for him. http://www.newphysicist.com/make-small-wind-turbine/

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I think I did this one before. Stirling enging with test tubes

Neat build, pretty simple to do, and test tubes are a good use since they can take the heat. http://www.newphysicist.com/make-simple-stirling-engine/

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Neat small robot arm (littelarm 2c)

This arm is small enough that it should be printable on most hobby 3D printers.  Could be a cool project to do with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Arduino-Robot-Arm-LittleArm-2C/?ALLSTEPS

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Make a simple coin gun

Basically a simple slingshot like build.  Good project to do with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Coin-Gun/

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Make a fog horn

The demo of this sounds pretty loud.  Looks like an easy build too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-PVC-Fog-Horn/

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Another bubble reciept

This one is a cup of water, 1.5 tablespoons of sugar, and 5-8 ml of shampoo. http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Bubble-Solution-in-Home-How-to-Make-a-Bubble-S/

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Make electricity with Mud

Basically using bacteria to generate electricity.  Looks like a neat kit to do with kids. Generate Electricity from Bacteria in Mud

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Build a vacuum cannon

This is a cool build.  Basically they author uses PVC pipe to build a vacuum chamber to use as a cannon.  This would be a cool build with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Bore-Vacuum-Cannon/?ALLSTEPS Oh the author has another nice write-up on building a … Continue reading

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