M&M’s – What is the first picture that comes to your mind ? Is it a bunch of “colorful small button shaped chocolates” with the letter ‘m’ printed on them. I bet “Yes”. Have you ever wondered what is that letter ‘m’ made of and how does it get on them and if you can even separate the letter ‘m’ from the M&M’s ? How about trying some experiments with them instead of eating those candies ! Continue reading “Candy Science Experiment – Peeling off letter ‘m’ from M&M’s”
This holiday season, light up your greetings with light, literally. Here is a craft inspired by an ancient Indian festival celebrated by more than a billion people, “Diwali”. Popularly known as “Festival of Light” is one of India’s biggest and most celebrated holiday of the year. People decorate their house and light up rows of small clay lamps called “Diyas” which symbolize the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. We created a simple paper circuits to light up our greeting cards.
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The spinning ghost is a perfect activity to do with your kids during the Halloween season. Its easy and simple and doesn’t require much time and materials. It is made on the same aerodynamics principle as that of a paper helicopter. The way the paper ghost hands are cut and folded would make it spin as it falls, just like the way a helicopter blades spin.
Here is your friendly neighborhood Spiderman ! My kids loved the new Spiderman homecoming movie. It was entertaining and action packed. We hope they also got the message that there is no rush for kids to grow up fast and save the world. It’s fun to do things at the right age. With Spiderman, its always good to remember that with Great Power comes Great responsibility. Well, we didn’t have the spiderman power to crawl up those high buildings but used some magnet power to make a crawling spiderman craft. Continue reading “Wall Crawling Spiderman”
Do you remember when your kids played peek a boo while they were a baby and how joyful it was to watch them. In this adorable craft, me and my boys tried to create the same delightful moment. Here, a baby is playing peek a boo with his blanket. When you push the toy upward the baby would hide himself behind the blanket and when you would pull the toy downward, the baby would peek out of his blanket. Its a very simple and quick craft to make. Continue reading “Peek a Boo – A Dynamic Paper Craft”
What can be a better playful way to explore simple machine elements such as cams, levers, cam followers and linkages and the mechanism by creating a mechanical toy using lego bricks. We created a simple automata where a Lego figurine spins around whenever you rotate the crank. Continue reading “Automata using Lego”
Here is a fascinating project that shows how electricity and magnetism are closely linked. We would be creating a simple electromagnetic train which would move down a copper coiled track all by itself.
To do this experiment , you would need to slide a train ( made up of a battery with strong magnets on each end) inside a track (made up of copper coil). Continue reading “Electromagnetic Train”
Have you ever wondered how does helicopter’s fly. In this simple science experiment we will make paper helicopters. I want the kids to explore how varying the size and shape of the blades and the weight of a paper helicopter affect the way the helicopter spins.