Explore Möbius Strips

Kids can try it at home with scrap paper, scissors, and tape. It’s very adaptable for different ages and abilities. Watch the video to see what happens. Try it yourself. Keep track of the number of twists before you tape the paper to find the pattern for how many twists results in how many loops. It’s fascinating for both children and grownups!  Use one strip of narrow paper like adding machine tape to make a loop by simply bringing the ends together and taping the ends of the paper securely. Predict what will happen if the paper is cut in …

Simple Science at Home – More Bubbles!

I recently posted suggestions from Steve Spangler for bubbles.

My niece called for a bubble recipe as she played with her almost two-year old son and I thought it can be such a fun activity I’d find more resources for you.

Just like my last blog, my source is the Exploratorium Museum

I listed activities from simple materials to uncommon materials like dry ice.

Quick Science: Dancing Spaghetti

Pour a can of clear or lightly colored soft drink into a transparent container. Drop in a few pieces of raw pasta.

Initially the pasta sinks to the bottom of the container because each piece is denser than the liquid.

Bubbles of gas attach to the pasta and it slowly rises to the surface.

Your students are pretty interested at this point in just what’s going on!