Hands On Projects And Simple Tools

We are starting a new section here, indexing resources available to allow you to create or inexpensively buy your own classroom tools.

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Make Your Own Sugru Substitute

Sugru is a mouldable silicone rubber glue or clay that sticks to almost anything, moulds like play-dough, then cures overnight. You can create an inexpensive alternative using just…  learn more

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Making Musical Instruments from Junk

This book by Nic Penny offers a wealth of ideas for making satisfying musical instruments from everyday and junk materials. It is aimed at children aged eight and…  learn more

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Plywood Hot Wire Foam Cutter

Styrofoam is a great material and can be used for many things like prototyping, prop making and even RC airplanes. Cutting Styrofoam can be very tricky though. The…  learn more

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Science Experiments Around Your Home

This resource provides simple experiments to ask questions and get answers, allowing your students to become scientists. Here are a set of experiments with ingredients you can find…  learn more

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Smartphone to Microscope for $10

Transform your smartphone into a powerful digital microscope with a stand you can build for for about $10.  learn more

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How to Make a Volcano Science Project

A volcano is a mountain or a hill with an opening where magma is pushed out into the Earth’s surface with immense force. As soon as magma reaches…  learn more

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Plant Science On-Site Activity Resources

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to…  learn more