Making a Mess in our MakerSpace: Fireworks in a Jar and a Poor Man’s Lava Lamp

A couple of cool experiments to use in children’s programs. Thanks Ingrid for sharing!

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We do a MakerSpace session every week with our school-aged library kids. For whatever reason, this is not a program I typically lead, so I always get a little nervous when it’s my turn. I wanted to do something STEM-y and science experiment-y as opposed to artsy and craftsy, so I started searching for inexpensive and easy-to-execute science experiments. After some searching and clicking, I found a website called I Can Teach My Child, run by a former teacher and current mom. Two projects seemed doable: Fireworks in a Jar and a Lava Lamp experiment. I like that Jenae, who runs the site, breaks down not only how to do the experiment but also the science behind it.

I had a fairly small group, thankfully, because these experiments have the potential to get messy and out of hand. Thanks to Emma from Miss Print for taking pictures! She is…

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One Response to Making a Mess in our MakerSpace: Fireworks in a Jar and a Poor Man’s Lava Lamp

  1. Hey! Thanks for the reblog!

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