DIY Headphones

Wire, magnets, paper cups, pipe cleaners, and 3.5mm audio connectors – make your own set of headphones. A great project for the ear, electromagnetism, and workshops skills.

Chemical Design Challenge

Sodium bicarbonate – dilute acetic acid and soap…. Mixed to rise just to the edge of the graduated cylinder. So many angles of science for new chemists.

Silver Crystals – So Beautiful!

Replacement of copper with silver in fascinating dance of chemistry.

Bionic Ears

A great way to start a unit on our amazing senses of hearing.

Elemental Silicon From Sand

Elemental Silicon from playground sand – chemistry rocks!

Anodizing Titanium in 8th Chemistry

Making the transition metals come alive!

Iron from Iron Oxide

Nothing like a good old thermite reaction to catch my chemistry students attention.

Eyeball Dissection

With the “Challenge-by-Choice” model of activity my 7th graders sure shined in their first icky… But fascinating dissection. Lots of eewhs…. And ahhhs!