Category Archives: Teaching and Learning

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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Simple way to make tempered steel for demonstration

Good way to show kids the different (and issues). http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Temper-Steel/?ALLSTEPS

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Tinycards for flashcards on phone (by Doulingo)

Sounds like a cool app.  The free version seems to have some good basic flash cards to use. http://lifehacker.com/tiny-cards-duolingos-learning-flashcards-come-to-the-1792897658

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Make a whirling noise maker

Nice build, you need the printout, string, and a penny.  Would be a good project to make with kids. Print, Cut, and Twirl This Whirly Noisemaker

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Simple solar follower

This could be a good project for kids, building a simple solar tracker with a small cell. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Follower-Solar-Panel/

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How to setup a minecraft server at home

Nice article on how to do it on your own at home.  Downside maybe the power it uses up.  So a hosted site (around $10 a month) maybe a cheaper option. How to Run a Simple Local Minecraft Server (With … Continue reading

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