Education Through Entertainment

How to Perform Pencil Poke Trick | Fun Science Experiment

Posted on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Here's a fun trick (that's actually a science experiment) that you can do at home.  Learn how you can run a sharpened pencil all the way through a plastic bag filled with water without spilling a drop.  All you need are some sharpened pencils, a plastic bag filled with water, and our secret technique!

Watch the video and follow the directions below to learn how to perform this impressive stunt yourself!

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How to Make a Homemade Hovercraft | DIY STEAM Project

Posted on Thu, Aug 4, 2016

Follow these instructions to make your own homemade hovercraft!  With just a few items you probably already have laying around the house, in under a half-hour you could have a desktop-sized hovercraft zipping all over the place! It's great for a science project, a classroom demonstration, or a rainy day.

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How to: Learn Colors and Chemicals using Baking Soda and Vinegar

Posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2016

If you have curious little ones running around the house, or are looking for a fun activity for your lower elementary kids, this is a great way to spend an afternoon they'll ask to do again and again.

It's a simple "baking soda and vinegar" experiment, but with an artistic twist!  By coloring the vinegar, you can not only mix the vinegar with the baking soda... you can also mix red with blue!

Follow these directions to start mixing colors and chemicals with your kids today!

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Independence Day! - School Enrichment and Tomorrows Technology

Posted on Fri, Jul 1, 2011

I started out today to just wish everyone a Happy July 4 celebration of the birth of our nation. And, by all means, Happy Independence Day to you all! (a day or two early because I will certainly be at a barbecue or a pool or both on Monday!) But along the way I was sidetracked by an article concerning scientists  who have apparently discovered a way to link strands of DNA through chemistry. 

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