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  • Rocket Pack

    Rocket Pack

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    Average rating of 2.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    Young astronauts can make and wear this whimsical soda bottle Rocket Pack designed by reader Deborah Lee-Quinn of Charleston, Illinois. It will take any explorer to new heights.

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  • Scientific-Terrific Backpack

    Scientific-Terrific Backpack

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    Who says you can’t have both brains and looks? This backpack not only looks awesome, it’s like a walking laboratory.

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  • Camera Obscura

    How to Make a Camera Obscura

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    Average rating of 4/5. (12 Ratings)

    Experience the optic phenomenon of the camera obscura (Latin for "dark chamber") with this homemade viewer that turns everything you look at topsy-turvy.

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  • Glow-in-the-Dark Comet

    Glow-in-the-Dark Comet

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    While you wait for the stars to appear on a summer night, play catch with this homemade Glow-in-the-Dark Comet.

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  • Marshmallow Catapult

    Marshmallow Catapult

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (26 Ratings)

    Our modern version of the catapult offers its operator the fun of hurling marshmallows into a friend's mouth.

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  • Take a Ride on a Hovercraft

    Take a Ride on a Hovercraft

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (14 Ratings)

    Crafted from cardboard, this nifty vessel runs on the same principles as the hovercrafts that ply the English Channel, and it has a great physics lesson stowed away in its simple design.

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  • Erupting Volcano

    Erupting Volcano

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (16 Ratings)

    Future scientists will have a blast with this science-fair classic erupting volcano craft. This is a fun kids' science activity and works well in classrooms, day cares and scout troops.

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  • Groovy Lava Lamp

    Groovy Lava Lamp

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (29 Ratings)

    Just like its store-bought cousins, this mesmerizing homemade lava lamp relies on a simple scientific fact: oil and water don't mix.

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  • Make a Ball Float on Air - Image Collection

    Make a Ball Float on Air

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (9 Ratings)

    This contraption demonstrates what physicists call the Bernoulli effect, which also explains how the wings of airplanes provide lift. But kids will just call the hovering ball amazing.

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  • Be a Superhero!

    Be a Superhero!

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Create an original superhero costume with these easy instructions.

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