Instructables: exploring - education - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:37:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Learn how to count money with coins using the MaKey MaKey! http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-how-to-count-coins-with-the-MaKey-MaKey/
Learn how to count money with coins using the MaKey MaKey! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J19L/HYZX28TR/FY2J19LHYZX28TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J19L/HYZX28TR/FY2J19LHYZX28TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J19L/HYZX28TR/FY2J19LHYZX28TR.SMALL.jpg edwardbarnabas Learn how to recognize and count with coins using the MaKey MaKey. Anyone with a MaKey MaKey can create this educational tool for kids. The software is written in Scratch, which can be modified in order to go deeper in using coins as well as Scratch programming. We hope that you have fun!Required...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:28:34 PDT
Sketching & Drawing Lessons http://www.instructables.com/id/Sketching-Drawing-Lessons/
Sketching & Drawing Lessons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/1PTQ/HX5H6QNS/FJ61PTQHX5H6QNS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/1PTQ/HX5H6QNS/FJ61PTQHX5H6QNS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/1PTQ/HX5H6QNS/FJ61PTQHX5H6QNS.SMALL.jpg ianbates1 This Instructable will be slowly developing over a number of weeks 8 out of 10 lessons so Faryou may need to pop back to pick up new lessons.9 out of 10 lessons complete - videos being added [these are embedded in the image sections at the start of each lesson]So Far : Getting started ...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:11:41 PDT
Teach Investigative Science with a Simple Glider http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Investigative-Science-with-a-Simple-Glider/
Teach Investigative Science with a Simple Glider - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/6H8F/HX1W6FCD/FH86H8FHX1W6FCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/6H8F/HX1W6FCD/FH86H8FHX1W6FCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/6H8F/HX1W6FCD/FH86H8FHX1W6FCD.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I've been using this glider to teach general science skills for some time, and so many colleagues have reacted positively to it, I thought I'd share it with the wider world.Don't worry; if you only want to learn how to make the glider, I'll make the educational parts obvious so that you can skip ove...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:18:20 PDT
Project-Based Engineering for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Based-Engineering-for-Kids/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/3TYV/GY4ROS7I/FWP3TYVGY4ROS7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/3TYV/GY4ROS7I/FWP3TYVGY4ROS7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/3TYV/GY4ROS7I/FWP3TYVGY4ROS7I.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This is a collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids. Project-based learning allows students to control the direction and pace of their learning. Activities that promote investigation, critical thinking, and hands-on subject matter are also central to project-based learning.Thes...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:13:01 PST
How to win Instructables contests. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-win-Instructables-contests-1/
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Thu, 22 May 2014 16:33:42 PDT
Hanging Magnet Compass http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Magnet-Compass/
Hanging Magnet Compass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/488C/HV2AIG4M/F5W488CHV2AIG4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/488C/HV2AIG4M/F5W488CHV2AIG4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/488C/HV2AIG4M/F5W488CHV2AIG4M.SMALL.jpg hotglue We are working on an outdoor art piece that will interact with the Earth's magnetic field. Experimenting to gain a understanding of magnetic forces, we came across this very simple way to make a hanging magnetic compass needle out of only 5 pieces without any machining or tools involved. We carry it...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 20:08:48 PDT
Cub Scout Erosion Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Our-Erosion-Experiment/
Cub Scout Erosion Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/5KZZ/HUQARFNE/FHD5KZZHUQARFNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/5KZZ/HUQARFNE/FHD5KZZHUQARFNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/5KZZ/HUQARFNE/FHD5KZZHUQARFNE.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My oldest son (8-years old when I wrote this Instructable) is in Cub Scouts. As part of one of the requirements we were trying to fulfill, our Wolf/Bear Den (combined meeting) performed Elective 15, Water and Soil Conservation, to earn an arrow. (This is all part of the Cub Scout Bear handbook, show...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 06:23:04 PDT
How A Prosthetic Leg Is Made! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-A-Prosthetic-Leg-Is-Made/
How A Prosthetic Leg Is Made! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/8VH0/HTRVHHWV/FQ48VH0HTRVHHWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/8VH0/HTRVHHWV/FQ48VH0HTRVHHWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/8VH0/HTRVHHWV/FQ48VH0HTRVHHWV.SMALL.jpg Pat_Maroney Being an amputee is difficult, no two ways about it. No matter what the circumstances behind an amputation are for a person, the loss of a limb is almost always a traumatic, strange, and depressing thing to endure and accept.  Fortunately the field of orthotics, prosthetics, and physical therapy hav...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:57:11 PDT
Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-7-8/
Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y7I8/HTTU8YR6/FZ4Y7I8HTTU8YR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y7I8/HTTU8YR6/FZ4Y7I8HTTU8YR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y7I8/HTTU8YR6/FZ4Y7I8HTTU8YR6.SMALL.jpg tseevers These are all made from Ostrich Eggshell. The are carved using a ultra high-speed tool called the Sho fu. The Coloring on the eggshell are gilding powders, and palladium. The elk and Daffodils are also ostrich eggshell cut away from the egg and set into a shadow box. It take up to 3 months to comple...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:42:49 PDT
Wobbly Woggly : Glowing Goggly Eyes that last forever http://www.instructables.com/id/Wobbly-Woggly-A-Goggly-Eye-Trap-A-Very-Bright-Apri/
Wobbly Woggly : Glowing Goggly Eyes that last forever - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/8GKD/HTHC5D84/FBW8GKDHTHC5D84.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/8GKD/HTHC5D84/FBW8GKDHTHC5D84.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/8GKD/HTHC5D84/FBW8GKDHTHC5D84.SMALL.jpg mpinner A quick video describing the build : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM9x9-xxc1U how long is 5 seconds to a four year old..? forever. eventually, she learns a bit of patience. Parts and Tools Wobbly Woggly Goggly Eye Trap : Bright Led April Fools Prank Firstly, Cleanup your workspa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:23:30 PDT
Love Nest - milkweed bug condo http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Nest-milkweed-bug-condo/
Love Nest - milkweed bug condo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TCK4/HTG5G7C9/F1OTCK4HTG5G7C9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TCK4/HTG5G7C9/F1OTCK4HTG5G7C9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TCK4/HTG5G7C9/F1OTCK4HTG5G7C9.SMALL.jpg denisek.sf This instructable will describe how to make a house to display live milkweed bugs, but it is also meant to show how I develop exhibits for my job at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. I'll start by showing some photos of my first version, then how I took it to the next iteration using CNC ...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:43:00 PDT
Paper Roller Coasters :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Roller-Coasters-/
Paper Roller Coasters :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/KNW7/HSTP1DL2/F23KNW7HSTP1DL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/KNW7/HSTP1DL2/F23KNW7HSTP1DL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/KNW7/HSTP1DL2/F23KNW7HSTP1DL2.SMALL.jpg Biodynamic As a science teacher, this is the best project I do all year.  I have yet to come across a project where students are more engaged.  They want to come after school to work on it, they ask to take the project home to work over the weekend, students are shocked when the class period has come to an end...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:14:44 PDT
Open-Ended Hydraulic Machines http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Ended-Hydraulic-Machines/
Open-Ended Hydraulic Machines - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/TK40/HSGFWE2D/FSFTK40HSGFWE2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/TK40/HSGFWE2D/FSFTK40HSGFWE2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/TK40/HSGFWE2D/FSFTK40HSGFWE2D.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This project is very similar to my other Instructable, Simple Hydraulic Machines. The difference here is that students are not shown any examples how to turn their simple hydraulic-powered hinge into something meaningful. Instead, students are taught only how to make a hinge that's actuated by a hyd...
By: WYE_Lance

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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:35:02 PST
Gliding Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Gliding-Car/
Gliding Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This car is designed to be pushed off of a tabletop, glide gently to the ground, and continue rolling! Materials Craft sticks Milkshake straws Skewers Cardstock Wheels Tape Prep the paper Cut cardstock into thirds lengthwise for the wings. Cut those strips in half for the tail. Form the fram...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:13:00 PST
Mechanical Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Hand-4/
Mechanical Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/M6X1/HQINBRTR/FPPM6X1HQINBRTR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/M6X1/HQINBRTR/FPPM6X1HQINBRTR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/M6X1/HQINBRTR/FPPM6X1HQINBRTR.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Students will make a simple mechanical hand with a trigger connected to a hinge. Once complete, students can test the ability of their hand by trying to pick up as many straws as possible. Extra class time (and there should be plenty!) can be devoted to further testing and redesigning to make the be...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:21:37 PST
Learn New Skills http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-New-Skills/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/QSAB/HPY97NXK/FSTQSABHPY97NXK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/QSAB/HPY97NXK/FSTQSABHPY97NXK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/QSAB/HPY97NXK/FSTQSABHPY97NXK.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Acquire a new skill to increase your cognitive capacity. These projects by Instructables staff and featured authors will help you get started with new skills, and the Instructables community is full of great project ideas to help you build on what you learn. null The premier introduction to Ardui...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:50:15 PST
Bog Garden For Carnivorous Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Bog-Garden-For-Carnivorous-Plants/
Bog Garden For Carnivorous Plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/JNU3/HNWFS2W9/F6EJNU3HNWFS2W9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/JNU3/HNWFS2W9/F6EJNU3HNWFS2W9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/JNU3/HNWFS2W9/F6EJNU3HNWFS2W9.SMALL.jpg ChrisMentrek Nothing livens up a classroom windowsill like some predator / prey action.  Carnivorous plants are the mightiest of houseplants, but many can only thrive in a soggy, acidic, bog environment. To keep your carnivorous plants happy year-round, make them a simulated bog environment! You can follow the...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:09:18 PST
How to Tie a Goat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tie-a-Goat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VBZH/HMEXWYT5/FCZVBZHHMEXWYT5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VBZH/HMEXWYT5/FCZVBZHHMEXWYT5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VBZH/HMEXWYT5/FCZVBZHHMEXWYT5.SMALL.jpg nsederstrom Scoop method by Lynn Smity.  Demonstrated by Nicole Sederstrom, 3rd Place National Little Britches Finalist.
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 12:53:41 PDT
Top Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Gyroscopic-Whirligigs/
Top Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Gyroscopic Whirligigs is a project that breaks away from the usual fare and offers students a unique engineering gizmo that always impresses onlookers. This quirky contraption isn't a true gyroscope, but it relies on the gyroscopic effect to produce some impossible-looking stunts. Materials...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:23:08 PDT
Personal Portfolio http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Portfolio/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/33OB/HK6XB1VZ/F1733OBHK6XB1VZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/33OB/HK6XB1VZ/F1733OBHK6XB1VZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/33OB/HK6XB1VZ/F1733OBHK6XB1VZ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I've made a lot of different projects, too many for somebody to read them all in a single sitting. So, I've gathered this selection. Maybe not my most-viewed, or most popular, but they are the ones I am most proud of, and the ones that some people say are most "me". null Oh, I love this projec...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:47:30 PDT
How To Copper Plate a Nail http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Copper-Plate-a-Nail/
How To Copper Plate a Nail - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/FRO3/HJZ85GQN/FMSFRO3HJZ85GQN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/FRO3/HJZ85GQN/FMSFRO3HJZ85GQN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/FRO3/HJZ85GQN/FMSFRO3HJZ85GQN.SMALL.jpg Go Repairs This is a simple experiment you can easily replicate at home using things you may find around the house. It's something people of all skill levels can do and can be a fun little experiment to do with the kids. For more projects visit our blog. Materials Needed List of materials: Oxidised C...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:15:12 PDT
Bow and Arrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Bow-and-Arrow-2/
Bow and Arrow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Project Goal: Students build truss-based bow frames that launch weighted straws at least 15 feet. Design Variables Amount of weight in arrow tip Length of arrow Size of bow frame Bow frame design Number of rubber bands Type of rubber bandsKey Concepts Energy transformation is when one kind of energy...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:37:51 PDT
Tiny Terrariums http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Terrariums-1/
Tiny Terrariums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SMALL.jpg alisha145 Here is a great, easy and inexpensive project perfect for kicking off the weekend with the family or getting in touch with your inner farmer.  Also, a great way to introduce "The Water Cycle" to kids and teens.   Materials Used in this Project Materials used in this project include: Glass Bot...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 23:10:43 PDT
Teachers' Resource: Simple Laser Cutter Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Teachers-Resource-Simple-Laser-Cutter-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/FVL4/HFSHUE51/FUAFVL4HFSHUE51.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/FVL4/HFSHUE51/FUAFVL4HFSHUE51.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/FVL4/HFSHUE51/FUAFVL4HFSHUE51.SMALL.jpg Kiteman If you're like me, you spend ages saving up for a piece of cool kit (or put a lot of effort into getting somebody else to buy cool kit for you), but then, after you get it, unpack it and set it up, there's an awkward What now? pause. This is a collection of simple, two-dimensional projects using a ...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 10:06:01 PDT
What it's like to be an Artist in Residence at Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/What-its-like-to-be-an-Artist-in-Residence-at-Ins/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/9N89/HGH6PEI4/F5A9N89HGH6PEI4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/9N89/HGH6PEI4/F5A9N89HGH6PEI4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/9N89/HGH6PEI4/F5A9N89HGH6PEI4.SMALL.jpg timwikander Recently I joined the Instructables team for two months as an Artist in Residence at the renowned yellow robot headquarters in San Francisco. Being an east coaster from a small town in MD that no one has ever heard of, you can imagine this was quite an adventure. Though the Bay Area was a little chi...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 20:09:51 PDT
Gardening Science: Investigating Germination http://www.instructables.com/id/Gardening-Science-Investigating-Germination/
Gardening Science: Investigating Germination - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/E0N4/HFPTII5D/FE8E0N4HFPTII5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/E0N4/HFPTII5D/FE8E0N4HFPTII5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/E0N4/HFPTII5D/FE8E0N4HFPTII5D.SMALL.jpg Kiteman The germination of seeds is a perennial* subject in science classes around the world. Seeds are planted somewhere, they germinate, the students look at them. The hard part is looking at what you are growing. The point of this project is to provide students, teachers and interested parents with a ...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 01:17:13 PDT
Learn a second language one word a day bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-a-second-language-one-word-a-day-bracelet/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:13:51 PDT
How to use Fortune Tellers as a Revision Aid. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Fortune-Tellers-as-a-Revision-Aid/
How to use Fortune Tellers as a Revision Aid. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/P12V/HEI3Z5KZ/FP4P12VHEI3Z5KZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/P12V/HEI3Z5KZ/FP4P12VHEI3Z5KZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/P12V/HEI3Z5KZ/FP4P12VHEI3Z5KZ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman By making "fortune tellers", students will revise the key vocabulary and facts of a topic of your choice. Most folk know how to make fortune tellers, and most teachers will have had to confiscate their share over the years - so why not use them in a positive way? This project is most suitable youn...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:20:42 PDT
Leather Alphabet Bean Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Alphabet-Bean-Bags/
Leather Alphabet Bean Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/6KGZ/HDHM3EPG/FAL6KGZHDHM3EPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/6KGZ/HDHM3EPG/FAL6KGZHDHM3EPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/6KGZ/HDHM3EPG/FAL6KGZHDHM3EPG.SMALL.jpg Phiske Here you'll see how I made a sweet set of all leather (minus corn, thread and glue) alphabet bean bags.  No beans included.   My almost two year old has been obsessed with the alphabet.  Sings the song in his crib as he falls asleep, sings it on the potty, and even tries to replace the alphabet wit...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:41:21 PST
Solitary Bee Habitat http://www.instructables.com/id/Solitary-Bee-Habitat/
Solitary Bee Habitat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HIBL/HBXWSD0G/FR6HIBLHBXWSD0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HIBL/HBXWSD0G/FR6HIBLHBXWSD0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HIBL/HBXWSD0G/FR6HIBLHBXWSD0G.SMALL.jpg tjesse While searching for something for my daughter and I to do together on scistarter, I stumbled upon a project involving insects. Kids love insects, so I thought it was an easy way to get her interested in science. The University of Florida is requesting the help of amateur backyard scientis...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:24:37 PST
Glueless PVC joints that stay stuck together but can be taken apart in seconds! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glueless-PVC-joints-that-stay-stuck-together-but-c/
Glueless PVC joints that stay stuck together but can be taken apart in seconds! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/E5DK/HBXWRGUO/FQCE5DKHBXWRGUO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/E5DK/HBXWRGUO/FQCE5DKHBXWRGUO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/E5DK/HBXWRGUO/FQCE5DKHBXWRGUO.SMALL.jpg MechanicalMashup I love PVC pipe and tubing.  You can build awesome projects with it like Trebuchets, Steady cam systems, Light stands, Green houses, and tons more. Its a grownups (and kids) big erector set. But some things are too big to glue together so you want to disassemble them. Problem is sometimes your proje...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:14:32 PST
How to Judge a Contest http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Judge-a-Contest/
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:56:21 PST
Spool Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Spool-Car/
Spool Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a rubber-band powered wooden racer! A great, pocket-sized toy to explore transformation of energy. Bascially, a precursor to the wind-up car... This is one of the projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston . Produced in partnership ...
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:13:59 PST
Cork Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Cork-Shooter/
Cork Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/68VI/HBHGL8LC/FOU68VIHBHGL8LC.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Project Goal: Students build and modify a simple trigger-release cork launcher that fires at least 10 feetDesign Variables: Number of rubber bands, length of the launcher, number of combined launchersKey Concepts Trajectory is the path that an object follows through the air or other fluid Trigger is...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:05:06 PST
LED Parachute a la CMH http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Parachute-a-la-CMH/
LED Parachute a la CMH - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/YZ4I/HAUNMYRJ/FF2YZ4IHAUNMYRJ.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create an unidentified floating object! This is a great activity not only on simple circuits, but also on air resistance/drag and aerodynamics. Also easily folds up into the pocket like the parachute people toys, only a lot easier to find at night! This is one of the projects for our Instructables:...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:28:07 PST
Dry-Mounting a Scorpion http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Mounting-a-Scorpion/
Dry-Mounting a Scorpion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/GYZE/H9K2FQ7A/F9RGYZEH9K2FQ7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/GYZE/H9K2FQ7A/F9RGYZEH9K2FQ7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/GYZE/H9K2FQ7A/F9RGYZEH9K2FQ7A.SMALL.jpg ShutterEye Preface Okay, those of you who are familiar to my other Instructables will know what’s coming… A few VERY important things to remember before we take even a single step on the topic of dry-mounting a scorpion. 1. Scorpions are not toys. They are sentient animals just like us. They are extremely imp...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:01:20 PST
Bubble Wrap Flashcards! ~ Pop-Your-Answer Learning http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Wrap-Flashcards-Pop-Your-Answer-Learning/
Bubble Wrap Flashcards! ~ Pop-Your-Answer Learning - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/FKEC/H7UQYL64/FXYFKECH7UQYL64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/FKEC/H7UQYL64/FXYFKECH7UQYL64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/FKEC/H7UQYL64/FXYFKECH7UQYL64.SMALL.jpg Natetron Hello Everyone!!!          Just this year my mom got a job as a teacher, and she's been having a great time educating her students. Like any teacher (or parent educating their children) my mom has been looking for different creative ways to have fun with the kids and learn at the same time. Thi...
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:03:58 PDT
Marble Roller Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Roller-Coaster/
Marble Roller Coaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/TYKK/H7UQYT0A/FYWTYKKH7UQYT0A.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance "We're doing the roller coasters?! Yes!!" That's the response I get from students who've taken my engineering classes before when they find out it's marble roller coaster day. It's a class favorite. It's an open-ended, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and easy to explain. This project reaches a wid...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:45:31 PDT
Science Experiment for Kids: Light Box Magic http://www.instructables.com/id/Science-Experiment-for-Kids-Light-Box-Magic/
Science Experiment for Kids: Light Box Magic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/4KQF/H7W4SMA1/F2S4KQFH7W4SMA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/4KQF/H7W4SMA1/F2S4KQFH7W4SMA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/4KQF/H7W4SMA1/F2S4KQFH7W4SMA1.SMALL.jpg latulippe Create a fun light show with your children and teach them about the attributes of light at the same time. Learning Objective: Introduce kids to the scientific method and light refraction. Age: Preschool - Elementary by True Aim Motivate Get your children excited for the experiment by letti...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 14:57:00 PDT
How to evolve a balloon animal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-evolve-a-balloon-animal/
How to evolve a balloon animal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/1OKZ/H7URBCZO/F831OKZH7URBCZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/1OKZ/H7URBCZO/F831OKZH7URBCZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/1OKZ/H7URBCZO/F831OKZH7URBCZO.SMALL.jpg jmallos Play a word game to evolve a unique genetic code, then learn to twist the balloon animal that your genetic code describes. Over 200 kids at World Maker Faire NY 2012 participated in this hands-on activity that introduces the concepts of genotype/phenotype mapping and mutation. Supplies a sheet of...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 13:05:37 PDT
Preschool Physics: Having a Ball with Books http://www.instructables.com/id/Preschool-Physics-Having-a-Ball-with-Books/
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:25:57 PDT
Parallel Zombie Tag http://www.instructables.com/id/Parallel-Zombie-Tag/
Parallel Zombie Tag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/D4RK/H7431K4Y/FH1D4RKH7431K4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/D4RK/H7431K4Y/FH1D4RKH7431K4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/D4RK/H7431K4Y/FH1D4RKH7431K4Y.SMALL.jpg HandsOnMath Learning Objective: Helping students distinguish between parallel and perpendicular lines. The game is simple and fun. It could be used for an activity day and a good way to engage the students’ minds during recess. I will explain the basics of how to play and then add some optional twists Where ...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:43:31 PDT
Rubberband Helicopters: step-by-step http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubberband-Helicopters-step-by-step/
Rubberband Helicopters: step-by-step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/RNI9/H7ME377G/FZIRNI9H7ME377G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/RNI9/H7ME377G/FZIRNI9H7ME377G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/RNI9/H7ME377G/FZIRNI9H7ME377G.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance The rubberband-powered helicopter is easy to construct, and with a little practice it can be flown 20+ feet into the air! How It Works: 1. Energy is stored in the sport rubber by winding the propeller. 2. When flown, the rubberband rapidly releases its energy by unwinding, which turns both the prop...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:50:20 PDT
PVC Solar System http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Solar-System/
PVC Solar System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/WSEQ/H703OAY4/FXBWSEQH703OAY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/WSEQ/H703OAY4/FXBWSEQH703OAY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/WSEQ/H703OAY4/FXBWSEQH703OAY4.SMALL.jpg jstephens1 This instructable is the result of my son's school homework, At the end you will find a video in Spanish but I think it is very clear, so I will try to make a short summary here of the most important aspects of the video. If any doubt please ask via comments. What you need: PVC Elbows PVC Tees PV...
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:03:02 PDT
Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in your hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Tables-of-6-7-8-and-9-in-your-hands/
Tables of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in your hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/B6XK/H6DWVHWW/FTJB6XKH6DWVHWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/B6XK/H6DWVHWW/FTJB6XKH6DWVHWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/B6XK/H6DWVHWW/FTJB6XKH6DWVHWW.SMALL.jpg misko13 At the age of 8 I had to learn the multiplying tables. I've never been good at memorizing lists or tables. It was easy to learn the tables from 1 to 5 but from 6 to 9 it seemed to be way more complicated... A year later I heard this trick on the radio and it saved my life. Since then I've taught it ...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:49:28 PDT
Human Arm Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Human-Arm-Model/
Human Arm Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/98VC/H6MEVMMP/FCZ98VCH6MEVMMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/98VC/H6MEVMMP/FCZ98VCH6MEVMMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/98VC/H6MEVMMP/FCZ98VCH6MEVMMP.SMALL.jpg CitizenScientist I am a physics teacher, and I have many students who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine. I really wanted to add some lab experiences related to the human body or medicine so I decided I would like to design and build a class set of human arm models to investigate the use of the arm as a ...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 12:24:16 PDT
MAKE A SPRING-ACTION MORTAR WITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT (using a plastic beer jar and discarded stuff) http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-A-SPRING-ACTION-MORTAR-WITH-ADJUSTABLE-HEIGHT/
MAKE A SPRING-ACTION MORTAR WITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT (using a plastic beer jar and discarded stuff) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/KCLB/GW89M5K1/FGPKCLBGW89M5K1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/KCLB/GW89M5K1/FGPKCLBGW89M5K1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/KCLB/GW89M5K1/FGPKCLBGW89M5K1.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer A few months ago, I had to help a cousin of mine with a college homework about the physics of parabolic trajectory. He's really good at math, but very bad at crafting. It was my turn to save the day!! I had only one night to build a machine capable of launching an anti-stress ball, with adjustable ...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:46:50 PDT
Make a Tyrannosaurus Rex (using plastic trash) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Tyrannosaurus-Rex-using-plastic-trash/
Make a Tyrannosaurus Rex (using plastic trash) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/6HGR/H5Y9VV1U/F2W6HGRH5Y9VV1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/6HGR/H5Y9VV1U/F2W6HGRH5Y9VV1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/6HGR/H5Y9VV1U/F2W6HGRH5Y9VV1U.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer The world is aware of the enormous amount of plastic trash we are throwing to the environment. And now more than ever, is important to teach in the schools how to reduce, reuse and recycling. This educational project will show how to build a dinosaur using plastic trash available in home. And the be...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:16:09 PDT
Blue and Yellow make Green! http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-and-Yellow-make-Green/
Blue and Yellow make Green! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/0Q9D/H5TUAV9X/F4A0Q9DH5TUAV9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/0Q9D/H5TUAV9X/F4A0Q9DH5TUAV9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/0Q9D/H5TUAV9X/F4A0Q9DH5TUAV9X.SMALL.jpg artfulann Blue and yellow make?You guessed it! Green! (Oh you cheated and read the title?) But did you know that yellow and black will also make Green! ( or actually) Green? Thanks Codyg102 for the correct html code for the shade of green!! Here is a whole 'nother color theory system to explore Knowing a...
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:31:39 PDT
Teacher Tasks Organizer Notebook http://www.instructables.com/id/Teacher-Tasks-Organizer-Notebook/
Teacher Tasks Organizer Notebook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/TJGX/H5TUAL3I/FLTTJGXH5TUAL3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/TJGX/H5TUAL3I/FLTTJGXH5TUAL3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/TJGX/H5TUAL3I/FLTTJGXH5TUAL3I.SMALL.jpg artfulann As I am getting ready to report back to school from the summer break, I began getting my thoughts, plans and paraphernalia ready. Besides teaching and keeping all of those necessary curriculum related items and student informational tasks organized, teachers have a lot of meetings, training and admi...
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:27:32 PDT