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09/08/2016
Science experiments can be a great way to learn with your children. Experiments not only teach about science related subjects. but you can mix other school subjects too: math, reading, writing can be major parts of the experiment. On this occasion The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX has enlisted a few classic science experiments to try at home. Tutoring in Plano can help your children dig even deeper in learning.

Classic Science Experiments In Plano

 

Slime

Is slime a liquid or a solid? The answer is: both! With this experiment, you'll be learning about polymers. Polymers have both liquid and solid qualities. It can behave like a liquid when it's in a container, but feel like a solid when you pick it up. Let's face it - even adults enjoy playing with slime. This experiment can easily be made from things you probably already have at home. Materials: 
  • White glue
  • Borax powder (you can find it next to the laundry detergent at the grocery store)
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • 2 bowls
  • An air tight container
  • Measuring spoons
Procedure: 
  1. In one of the bowls, mix in one tablespoon of white glue, a tablespoon of water, and just a drop of your chosen food coloring. Stir them well with a stick or another spoon.
  2. In the other bowl, pour in one teaspoon of the borax powder and one tablespoon of water. Mix them together until the borax is completely dissolved and a borax solution is made.
  3. Pour the borax solution into the bowl with the colored glue and mix them. You can use a spoon or your own hands. Slowly the slime will start to form.
You can double or triple this recipe if you wish, and you can even experiment with more colors or glitter. Place the slime in the airtight container so it doesn't grow mold.

Elephant Toothpaste

An explosion of foam that is safe to touch. You can even let your children do this experiment on their own, with a little supervision, of course. Ask questions like what would happen if you skip an ingredient or if you change the quantities, and even try it out if you like. Materials: 
  • Safety goggles
  • Dry active yeast
  • Warm water
  • 6% (20 volume) Hydrogen peroxide (find this at beauty supply stores or online)
  • Dish soap (no antibacterial versions of soap for this experiment)
  • Funnel
  • 16 oz. plastic soda bottle
  • Food color
  • Cookie sheet or baking dish
Procedure:
  1. Add 1 teaspoon of yeast and 2 tablespoons of warm (almost hot) water into a cup or small bowl and mix well.
  2. Take the plastic soda bottle and add ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide, as much  food coloring you desire, and a few squirts of dish soap. Swirl it around carefully to blend the ingredients together.
  3. Place the bottle on the cookie sheet or baking dish to catch the elephant toothpaste. Add the yeast and water mix through the funnel. Remove the funnel quickly and let the foam flow!
Tutoring in Plano can be just as fun as learning with science experiments. One-on-one lessons make for a better teaching experience. Your children will greatly benefit from the tutoring services The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX has to offer. Learn more about them by calling them at (469) 980-7940,  or scheduling a free diagnostic assessment.

 Homemade Ice Cream

This is a delicious experiment with no machines needed. It's almost a fact that you will find all the ingredients at home. By making ice cream, they will learn about the different states of matter. The salt lowers water's freezing level, making it colder. This extra cold water and ice mix turn the milk into a solid. Materials: 
  • Whole milk
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Ice
  • Salt
  • Ziploc bags (one big and one small)
Procedure: 
  1. Pour in 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla into the small Ziploc bag. Close the bag and try to let out as much air as possible. You might want to use two bags to be safe.
  2. Place the small bag inside the big bag, pour in enough ice to cover the small bag and add 4 tablespoons of salt.
  3. Shake it for about 10 minutes. In a bit you'll notice it's thick enough to eat. Serve it a bowl, add some sprinkles and enjoy!

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