Instructables: exploring - education - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:00:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Queen Bed With Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Queen-Bed-With-Storage/
Queen Bed With Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/KV27/IOLU9MBB/FSSKV27IOLU9MBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/KV27/IOLU9MBB/FSSKV27IOLU9MBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/KV27/IOLU9MBB/FSSKV27IOLU9MBB.SMALL.jpg KristinE6 this is a bed will be made out of only filling cabinet (besides obviously the mattress). you will need only a sheet of ply wood, 4 filling cabinets, a queen mattress and a ton of screws. Cut the top drawers You will take the 4 filing cabinets and cut the top drawers off. While cutting the drawer...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:59:52 PDT
Wooden Plant Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Plant-Press/
Wooden Plant Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/T85G/IO6DTM9U/FZPT85GIO6DTM9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/T85G/IO6DTM9U/FZPT85GIO6DTM9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/T85G/IO6DTM9U/FZPT85GIO6DTM9U.SMALL.jpg Tsanabe A plant press is very easy to make from simple materials found around the house.A plant press allows one to press plant specimens for educational use and to make unique crafts using pressed flowers and leaves.This plant press is made from reclaimed wooden sticks that have been notched and fastened t...
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Fri, 13 May 2016 23:37:05 PDT
How to create algorithm to calculate squares faster in IQ exams and challenges http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Calculate-Squares-Faster-in-IQ-Exams-and-Ch/
How to create algorithm to calculate squares faster in IQ exams and challenges - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/F34R/INI7YNXI/FJUF34RINI7YNXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/F34R/INI7YNXI/FJUF34RINI7YNXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/F34R/INI7YNXI/FJUF34RINI7YNXI.SMALL.jpg hjajadiya It is very important to save time, when you have to solve multiple questions in a minute. That is why i make these algorithms to save time while giving exam.I will show you, how can you make one.If you have any questions, please comment below. I will reply ASAP.Please vote my project - Home Hacks Ch...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:58:35 PDT
Mirror box: Draw game http://www.instructables.com/id/Mirror-Box-Draw-Game/
Mirror box: Draw game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/JR04/INER2WMV/FY8JR04INER2WMV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/JR04/INER2WMV/FY8JR04INER2WMV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/JR04/INER2WMV/FY8JR04INER2WMV.SMALL.jpg hulpnodig vaardigheidstraining en game box. Step 1: planning Neem Een kartonnen doos, Een vel wit papier en Een spiegel Step 2: box with opening up :trek de zijkant flap van de doos (gooi de gesneden stukken karton weg Step3: Making hole in box tilt the box:op de voorkant van de doos, maak je een ga...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:19:04 PDT
Purposeful Snacking (Pre-K to 10th Grade Math) http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Preschool-to-10th-Grade-Math-With-WAFFLES/
Purposeful Snacking (Pre-K to 10th Grade Math) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/VOKM/IN969D3W/FUDVOKMIN969D3W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/VOKM/IN969D3W/FUDVOKMIN969D3W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/VOKM/IN969D3W/FUDVOKMIN969D3W.SMALL.jpg Meglymoo87 So I made waffles for my kids this morning, and suddenly it hit me: Waffles are the perfect tool for teaching math! We've often seen math taught with other household items, such as Legos. However, waffles can be used as blocks and units (like Legos), plus SO MUCH MORE. Did I mention you can eat them...
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:51:35 PDT
Start an Element Collection - How to Find Samples in Everyday Places http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-an-Element-Collection-How-to-Find-Samples-in/
Start an Element Collection - How to Find Samples in Everyday Places - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/00HH/IMNOHD5F/FUA00HHIMNOHD5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/00HH/IMNOHD5F/FUA00HHIMNOHD5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/00HH/IMNOHD5F/FUA00HHIMNOHD5F.SMALL.jpg hulkbuild This instructable shows you how to find some surprisingly good, and mostly inexpensive, samples of the elements in second hand shops, coin shops, Wal-Mart, or broken things that you take apart. Scroll down and see for yourself! Whether you like science, are just curious, or want to make a collection...
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Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:08:23 PDT
Examining the Trigeminal Nerve http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-60/
Examining the Trigeminal Nerve - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/NY2D/HRBNDSEY/FFVNY2DHRBNDSEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/NY2D/HRBNDSEY/FFVNY2DHRBNDSEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/NY2D/HRBNDSEY/FFVNY2DHRBNDSEY.SMALL.jpg blessie_valdez Introduction: Cranial nerves are nerves that originate in the brain. Humans have 12 pairs of cranial nerves: 1). olfactory nerve 2). optic nerve 3). oculomotor nerve 4). trochlear nerve 5). trigeminal nerve 6). abducens nerve 7). facial nerve 8). vestibulocochlear nerve 9). glossopharyn...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 11:51:47 PST
Magnet Trampoline http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnet-Trampoline/
Magnet Trampoline - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/MSI3/IKSN3932/FR5MSI3IKSN3932.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/MSI3/IKSN3932/FR5MSI3IKSN3932.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/MSI3/IKSN3932/FR5MSI3IKSN3932.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab While sometimes a bit polarizing, magnets enjoy a good party, too. Whether you're feeling repulsive or like sticking together, the magnet trampoline is a very simple introductory project to teach some of the basics of forces and magnetism. Slap it together, take a bounce, and see what variations you...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 19:18:39 PST
Float Racers http://www.instructables.com/id/Float-Racers/
Float Racers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/N0PT/IKSN3Q8M/FCSN0PTIKSN3Q8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/N0PT/IKSN3Q8M/FCSN0PTIKSN3Q8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/N0PT/IKSN3Q8M/FCSN0PTIKSN3Q8M.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Ready. Set. Float! As the racers take off for the top, you'll find this science-in-a-tube to be a not so dense lesson in buoyancy. Googly eyed, bubbled, and plunged, the racers battle each other in a column but with all sorts of different variables. I love this experiment in buoyancy and solids, liq...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:15:30 PST
Writing Secret Messages In Color http://www.instructables.com/id/Writing-Secret-Messages-in-Color/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:36:54 PST
Balloon Trombone http://www.instructables.com/id/Balloon-Trombone/
Balloon Trombone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/513O/IKSN4DN3/FUP513OIKSN4DN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/513O/IKSN4DN3/FUP513OIKSN4DN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/513O/IKSN4DN3/FUP513OIKSN4DN3.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This is the trombone for those that can't afford the brass. It also works great for the straw enthusiast, scientists of sound, arts-and-crafts-drawer musicians, and budding clowns. There's something great about making your own instrument, as you can see all the parts that come together to affect sou...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:27:41 PST
Siphon Chain Reaction http://www.instructables.com/id/Siphon-Chain-Reaction-1/
Siphon Chain Reaction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/D2XR/IKSN3H1D/FGVD2XRIKSN3H1D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/D2XR/IKSN3H1D/FGVD2XRIKSN3H1D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/D2XR/IKSN3H1D/FGVD2XRIKSN3H1D.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Sometimes science sucks. But with siphons, that's actually a good thing.Fill up your glass, and watch as it drains out from one to the next to the next. The siphon chain reaction is a sculpture in motion that plays on some seemingly simple and yet complex fluid dynamics. If you want something that l...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:10:57 PST
Magnet Building Sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnet-Building-Sticks/
Magnet Building Sticks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/ZSLN/IJWUV4L5/FS2ZSLNIJWUV4L5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/ZSLN/IJWUV4L5/FS2ZSLNIJWUV4L5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/ZSLN/IJWUV4L5/FS2ZSLNIJWUV4L5.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Let's make some (magnetically) attractive structures! Magnet Building Sticks are great because the options are infinite. You can build, tear apart, create, form, and mess up all in the span of a couple minutes, which makes them a great building tool! I leave them out in my classroom to see what evol...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:02:24 PST
Mini Wave Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Wave-Model-1/
Mini Wave Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XVG2/IJWUUVVU/FN3XVG2IJWUUVVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XVG2/IJWUUVVU/FN3XVG2IJWUUVVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XVG2/IJWUUVVU/FN3XVG2IJWUUVVU.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab A little wave goes a long way! The mini wave model is small but mighty. With just a few minutes of set-up, it's just as good at demonstrating as its bigger siblings. This is a great model for waves that move, reflect, stand, and wiggle, perfect for a starter project in classrooms learning about wave...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:25:35 PST
Hand Pump! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Pump/
Hand Pump! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/UGN0/IJQOMAT4/FGSUGN0IJQOMAT4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/UGN0/IJQOMAT4/FGSUGN0IJQOMAT4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/UGN0/IJQOMAT4/FGSUGN0IJQOMAT4.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab The literal hand pump!With nothing but a tube and science on your side, you can make water climb skyward. This is a quickie and requires almost no set-up, but is a great introduction to so many fundamentals of motion like adhesion, cohesion, friction, air pressure, and gravity. It's also just plain ...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:44:20 PST
Making Color Mash-Ups http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Color-Mash-Ups/
Making Color Mash-Ups - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/DAUC/IJQOLYX6/FB5DAUCIJQOLYX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/DAUC/IJQOLYX6/FB5DAUCIJQOLYX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/DAUC/IJQOLYX6/FB5DAUCIJQOLYX6.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Light is one heavy subject. You're told that the primary colors in painting are red, yellow, and blue, but then you learn that the cones in our eyes only sense red, green, and blue. All light together makes white light, but all color paint together make brown and black. What gives?The science of col...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:38:51 PST
Dream Island Mapping Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Dream-Island-Mapping-Project/
Dream Island Mapping Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/KBPA/IJQOE8QM/FYKKBPAIJQOE8QM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/KBPA/IJQOE8QM/FYKKBPAIJQOE8QM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/KBPA/IJQOE8QM/FYKKBPAIJQOE8QM.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Well ahoy! You've set sail for the seven seas, and your barge has just bumped into a beautiful bay. It's your dream island of course! This is a project to make, model, and map out your landscape involving everything from math to art to science. It is also a great way to learn how to make and read to...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:13:50 PST
Repairing a Toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Toilet/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:13:50 PST
Oil and Ice Density Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Oil-and-Ice-Density-Experiment/
Oil and Ice Density Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/A07A/IHWBXLRX/F38A07AIHWBXLRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/A07A/IHWBXLRX/F38A07AIHWBXLRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/A07A/IHWBXLRX/F38A07AIHWBXLRX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Oil and Water. Plaid and Argyle. Hulk Hogan and a movie acting career. Some things just don't mix. In science, we can use these things to experiment with things such as density, buoyancy, and other physical properties. Oil and Water have been played with for a long time, but amazing things happen wh...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 14:12:07 PST
Maker Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Cart/
Maker Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Z8XD/IHVVQ051/F3UZ8XDIHVVQ051.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Z8XD/IHVVQ051/F3UZ8XDIHVVQ051.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Z8XD/IHVVQ051/F3UZ8XDIHVVQ051.SMALL.jpg jweisgrau The Maker Cart is a mobile makerspace designed to be used for hands-on projects in middle and high school classrooms. This version is designed to interface with the supplies and storage in the Friends' Central School makerspace, allowing for flexible interchange of storage bins and tools from the ma...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 07:09:26 PST
Wood Arch Blocks in 5 Minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Arches-in-5-Minutes/
Wood Arch Blocks in 5 Minutes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/2EMK/IHQK0ZES/FGV2EMKIHQK0ZES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/2EMK/IHQK0ZES/FGV2EMKIHQK0ZES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/2EMK/IHQK0ZES/FGV2EMKIHQK0ZES.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab What do Rome, McDonalds, and The Rock's eyebrows all have in common? Arches! Big friendly semi-circles that humans have used for thousands of years in architecture, art, and facial expressions due to their aesthetic and physical properties. Humans and nature have done so much with them from a giant ...
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Thu, 3 Dec 2015 13:20:50 PST
FlatPack Ladle http://www.instructables.com/id/FlatPack-Ladle/
FlatPack Ladle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/GVL4/IGV8PEVM/FUHGVL4IGV8PEVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/GVL4/IGV8PEVM/FUHGVL4IGV8PEVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/GVL4/IGV8PEVM/FUHGVL4IGV8PEVM.SMALL.jpg Wardv1 The flat-ladl is a ladl with a simple system that you can make into a full ladle. Because these can be made flat, it is easier to store it, without the ladle is in the way. By pushing the handle to form in the shape of the ladle itself, so you can use it What do you need what do you need :- 1 Ple...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:51:35 PST
Learning about Motion with Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-about-Motion-with-Lightpainting/
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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:31:55 PDT
How to find righ angle with twine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-find-righ-angle-with-twine/
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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:49:41 PDT
Liquid Hourglass http://www.instructables.com/id/Liquid-Hourglass/
Liquid Hourglass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/22RE/IFPMFW8F/F6H22REIFPMFW8F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/22RE/IFPMFW8F/F6H22REIFPMFW8F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/22RE/IFPMFW8F/F6H22REIFPMFW8F.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab It's 2:59pm. The school bell rings in one minute. The teacher is going off about something like "viscosity" or "density" or some other made-up word, but has still forgotten to assign homework. There's a chance you might get off free to build tree forts all weekend long with Jamico. You look at the w...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:18:23 PDT
How To College http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-College/
How To College - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/25YC/IFLC4A2Q/FOA25YCIFLC4A2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/25YC/IFLC4A2Q/FOA25YCIFLC4A2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/25YC/IFLC4A2Q/FOA25YCIFLC4A2Q.SMALL.jpg dbacaflocka I have seen countless amounts of posts online claiming to give you the best advice about college. None of them seem to be genuine or specific enough for me. This instructable is for anyone looking to attend college. Seniors about to leave high school will benefit the most from this advice. This is a...
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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 20:17:01 PDT
Balancing Bottle Trees! http://www.instructables.com/id/Balancing-Bottle-Trees/
Balancing Bottle Trees! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/1QOO/IFF8EHFS/FF81QOOIFF8EHFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/1QOO/IFF8EHFS/FF81QOOIFF8EHFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/1QOO/IFF8EHFS/FF81QOOIFF8EHFS.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Feeling imbalanced? Now you'll get to work on that wobble as you create the least organic forest of all time!I made this project to start investigations in to balance, levers, center of mass, and recycling with my students. After seeing their wild arboreal creations, it has already become one of my ...
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:58:14 PDT
Water Drop Science: 8 Explorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Drop-Science-8-Explorations/
Water Drop Science: 8 Explorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/UYYR/IEN4QZEK/FVTUYYRIEN4QZEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/UYYR/IEN4QZEK/FVTUYYRIEN4QZEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/UYYR/IEN4QZEK/FVTUYYRIEN4QZEK.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Water you waiting for? There's an ocean of knowledge and experience lying in every wee drop water, and it's now you can start checking it out. From looking at surface tension to magnifying effects to vapor cushions, the water drop makes being little seem like a pretty big deal. I love doing these ex...
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 06:48:03 PDT
Infinite Worlds Viewer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinite-World-Viewer/
Infinite Worlds Viewer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/8P5O/IEKJ1K52/F1S8P5OIEKJ1K52.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/8P5O/IEKJ1K52/F1S8P5OIEKJ1K52.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/8P5O/IEKJ1K52/F1S8P5OIEKJ1K52.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Your own clone army has never been so real. If you've ever sat at the barber between two mirrors and felt like you were stuck in the Twilight Zone, get ready to feel that tingle of infinity all over again. And again and again and again. Set this simple project up in your home and classroom, and let ...
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:04:04 PDT
Monarch Butterfly Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/Monarch-Butterfly-Farm/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:58:03 PDT
Method to calculate squares of numbers from 1 to 125, without using pen or calculator. http://www.instructables.com/id/Method-to-calculate-squares-of-numbers-from-1-to-1/
Method to calculate squares of numbers from 1 to 125, without using pen or calculator. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/WXES/IDUQWAJ9/FS9WXESIDUQWAJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/WXES/IDUQWAJ9/FS9WXESIDUQWAJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/WXES/IDUQWAJ9/FS9WXESIDUQWAJ9.SMALL.jpg Prem_Sagar This is one the most interesting vedic mathematics techniques to learn. It is very easily to understand and remember. This will help you to do quick calculations which are otherwise lengthy. You just need to remember squares of numbers from 1 to 25. The excel file is attached and you may print it fo...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:14:55 PDT
Robots for Change: A First Robotics Team Fundraiser http://www.instructables.com/id/Robots-for-Change-A-First-Robotics-Team-Fundraiser/
Robots for Change: A First Robotics Team Fundraiser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/1DMQ/IDW24I8Z/FXR1DMQIDW24I8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/1DMQ/IDW24I8Z/FXR1DMQIDW24I8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/1DMQ/IDW24I8Z/FXR1DMQIDW24I8Z.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens I've been really lucky to work with the awesome young folks of Team Duct Tape #2845, a FIRST robotics FTC team from Florida. Not only are the kids great, but they have an amazing support network of adults behind them. This year one of the team mentors came up with the idea of Robots for Change, a fu...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:03:45 PDT
How to write a self marking test. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-a-self-marking-test/
How to write a self marking test. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WX8C/IDUQSJS1/FXJWX8CIDUQSJS1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WX8C/IDUQSJS1/FXJWX8CIDUQSJS1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WX8C/IDUQSJS1/FXJWX8CIDUQSJS1.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Google has a number of "apps" that can be quite useful if you are an educator and would like to try something different with your students. This Instructable will show you how to make a simple self marking test which will give loads of feedback. It will show which questions student struggled with, t...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:58:18 PDT
Bubble Window! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Window/
Bubble Window! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/NC5Q/IDUQS2HX/F5CNC5QIDUQS2HX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/NC5Q/IDUQS2HX/F5CNC5QIDUQS2HX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/NC5Q/IDUQS2HX/F5CNC5QIDUQS2HX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Looking for decor that really *pops*? Or something that can add that *burst* of color? A Bubble Window allows the string-puller to create a infinite number of wobbling, ever-changing window paintings. All with a just a wee bit of bubble solution and physics. I made this one for my classroom, but you...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:50:40 PDT
Lava Boogers! (aka waxy earth science) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lava-Boogers-waxy-Earth-Science/
Lava Boogers! (aka waxy earth science) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/2XGZ/ICPP7VFA/FV82XGZICPP7VFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/2XGZ/ICPP7VFA/FV82XGZICPP7VFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/2XGZ/ICPP7VFA/FV82XGZICPP7VFA.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab What happens when a volcano has a runny nose? Slightly more powerful than your average human flu, it usually involves a whole lot ash, acid rain, mudslides, and some fiery lava flow. That's right, good old fashioned fun! If you want to learn about the creation of igneous rock, but don't own explosiv...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:52:19 PDT
Homemade Fossils! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Fossils/
Homemade Fossils! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/U24D/ICN7GA9I/FYWU24DICN7GA9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/U24D/ICN7GA9I/FYWU24DICN7GA9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/U24D/ICN7GA9I/FYWU24DICN7GA9I.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Feeling like a fossil but don't want to wait 100 million years? Now you can make them just like Mother (Earth) used to make! Don't be petrified, it's not as hard as you think. These mold and cast fossils are great for school, home, or as a prank on an archaeological dig. Whether you want to make a f...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:18:39 PDT
Travel To Your Antipodal: The Opposite Side of The World http://www.instructables.com/id/Find-Your-Antipodal-The-Opposite-Side-of-The-World/
Travel To Your Antipodal: The Opposite Side of The World - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/V1V9/ICN7HFWK/F6AV1V9ICN7HFWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/V1V9/ICN7HFWK/F6AV1V9ICN7HFWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/V1V9/ICN7HFWK/F6AV1V9ICN7HFWK.SMALL.jpg icecats Have you ever wondered what would happen if you dug a hole to the other side of the world? I sure did. Ever since I was 5, I have pondered the possibility of excavating a very deep hole and coming out on the opposite side of the world (I had always assumed it would be China). This exact opposite loc...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:23:34 PDT
Brainstorm Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Brainstorm-Mobile/
Brainstorm Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/Q003/IFF8FGXD/F7ZQ003IFF8FGXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/Q003/IFF8FGXD/F7ZQ003IFF8FGXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/Q003/IFF8FGXD/F7ZQ003IFF8FGXD.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab The forecast calls for a 100% chance of brainy skies! Keep those thoughts flowing with your inspiration condensation from above. I made the brainstorm to store a classroom full or projects and inspire new ones, but whether your weather is for a maker space, the crib, or the office, the Brainstorm M...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:52:05 PDT
Model Magic Texture Stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Magic-Texture-Stamps/
Model Magic Texture Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/NNMP/ICD7F2JT/FW8NNMPICD7F2JT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/NNMP/ICD7F2JT/FW8NNMPICD7F2JT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/NNMP/ICD7F2JT/FW8NNMPICD7F2JT.SMALL.jpg Brooklyntonia I once gave my kindergarten students a small ball of Model Magic to experiment with, and one of them pressed it up against a texture rubbing plate. This wasn't what I had in mind for the activity, but it turned out to be a wonderful way for my students to explore not only the clay but also texture. ...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:01:03 PDT
Grow Seeds Without Soil! http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-Seeds-Without-Soil/
Grow Seeds Without Soil! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/AC6U/IC7HM8P7/FLGAC6UIC7HM8P7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/AC6U/IC7HM8P7/FLGAC6UIC7HM8P7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/AC6U/IC7HM8P7/FLGAC6UIC7HM8P7.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Oh the places they'll grow! Whether you want to eat them, grow them, or throw them in a maraca, seeds are nature's suitcases of magic. From the smallest orchid seed at 1/35,000,000th of an ounce to the largest coconut seed at just under forty pounds, seeds are food, culture, and ultimately, life. So...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:42:17 PDT
Sound Flipping Headphones! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Flipping-Headphones/
Sound Flipping Headphones! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/I0DL/IC7HLWB9/FIAI0DLIC7HLWB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/I0DL/IC7HLWB9/FIAI0DLIC7HLWB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/I0DL/IC7HLWB9/FIAI0DLIC7HLWB9.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Haven't you heard? These sound flipping headphones will turn your world of audio in to just plan odd-io. Left is right, and right is left, and you'll find that conversations, ambient noise, snaps and claps, all seem to come from invisible sources on the wrong side of your body. With this easy to mak...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:39:12 PDT
Knife Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Restoration/
Knife Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/LXYP/IC6I43NN/F7CLXYPIC6I43NN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/LXYP/IC6I43NN/F7CLXYPIC6I43NN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/LXYP/IC6I43NN/F7CLXYPIC6I43NN.SMALL.jpg RedHandedBlades Welcome, and thanks for checking out this knife restoration by Red Handed Blades. This Mar-Din knife belongs to a family friend. The knife was originally owned by his grandfather and has great sentimental value to his family. As you can tell by the pics, this knife was in desperate need of repair, s...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:09:32 PDT
Rainbow Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Lab/
Rainbow Lab - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/7PH0/IC1RTTJ6/FTY7PH0IC1RTTJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/7PH0/IC1RTTJ6/FTY7PH0IC1RTTJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/7PH0/IC1RTTJ6/FTY7PH0IC1RTTJ6.SMALL.jpg Biodynamic This rainbow lab is a "layered solution" using different densities of salt water. The materials are super cheap and the end result is impressive. Students are engaged in a hands-on experience that encourages real world connections and forces them to follow the directions. The experiment also allow...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:21:55 PDT
Homemade Harmonograph! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Harmonograph/
Homemade Harmonograph! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/VGF9/IBXMNFTK/FR6VGF9IBXMNFTK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/VGF9/IBXMNFTK/FR6VGF9IBXMNFTK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/VGF9/IBXMNFTK/FR6VGF9IBXMNFTK.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Finally, a robot to draw for you! If you only want to make gorgeous geometric scribbles, that is. With one pen and four pendulums, you're bound for pandemonium with this great way to look at complex geometry, momentum, and art! With a push of the base, you can make all sorts of amazing repeating col...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 06:39:51 PDT
Bike Wheel Wave Machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wheel-Wave-Machine/
Bike Wheel Wave Machine! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/43IY/IB49M7IX/FPQ43IYIB49M7IX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/43IY/IB49M7IX/FPQ43IYIB49M7IX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/43IY/IB49M7IX/FPQ43IYIB49M7IX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Wave back in the day in 1987, Norman Tuck made a beautiful kinetic sculpture he called "The Lariat Chain." Showing unique wave patterns that writhe and ripple through a long chain in unexpected patterns of movement, the motorized exhibit was wonderful. Standing waves and interference all came togeth...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:04:19 PDT
Model Magic 101: Finger Puppets http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Magic-101-Finger-Puppets/
Model Magic 101: Finger Puppets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/6HMV/IB22A21U/FZ16HMVIB22A21U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/6HMV/IB22A21U/FZ16HMVIB22A21U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/6HMV/IB22A21U/FZ16HMVIB22A21U.SMALL.jpg Brooklyntonia Model Magic is an air-dry clay made by Crayola. It's light and fluffy with no crumbly or sticky mess. I love to use it with my elementary students, but it's also great for costume props. I'll show some examples of props I've made with it in the last step. I'll outline the basics of how to use it and...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:51:47 PDT
Craft Stick Catapult! http://www.instructables.com/id/Craft-Stick-Catapult/
Craft Stick Catapult! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/4DSJ/IAP73BWK/FUA4DSJIAP73BWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/4DSJ/IAP73BWK/FUA4DSJIAP73BWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/4DSJ/IAP73BWK/FUA4DSJIAP73BWK.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab The craft stick castle isn't going to invade itself! With a quick craft stick catapult, you'll be launching pom-poms over pipe cleaner parapets in no time. Whether you're using it to learn about levers simple machines, or want to join in a 2,400 year history of launching projectiles, the craft stick...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:03:13 PDT
delete an intructable? http://www.instructables.com/id/tobacco-pipe/
delete an intructable? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/IHKY/IASCUTLM/F3ZIHKYIASCUTLM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/IHKY/IASCUTLM/F3ZIHKYIASCUTLM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/IHKY/IASCUTLM/F3ZIHKYIASCUTLM.SMALL.jpg starwarsgeek1 In this instructable I will tell you the simplified way of deleting an intractable. edit it The thing about felting an intractable is that it can never be deleted. yes yes yes I know it gives you the option. BUT, it doesn't work. I simply edit my intractable by turning it into something else. Ex...
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Sun, 31 May 2015 22:18:09 PDT
Use Kobo for Accountable Independent Reading http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Kobo-for-Accountable-Independent-Reading/
Use Kobo for Accountable Independent Reading - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SI05/IADRJBS6/F8FSI05IADRJBS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SI05/IADRJBS6/F8FSI05IADRJBS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SI05/IADRJBS6/F8FSI05IADRJBS6.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast In this Instructable I will walk you through the process of setting up a Kobo account and sideloading ebooks on iOS and Android. Then I'll show you how to make use of the Kobo data to get a clearer view of your reading habits.You'll need: an iOS or Android phone or tablet a cloud storage app like Go...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 09:02:22 PDT
Stop Motion En Masse http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-Motion-En-Masse/
Stop Motion En Masse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/HNG5/IA3VVZI2/F9QHNG5IA3VVZI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/HNG5/IA3VVZI2/F9QHNG5IA3VVZI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/HNG5/IA3VVZI2/F9QHNG5IA3VVZI2.SMALL.jpg Brooklyntonia Stop Motion is a time honored beginning film project for the art classroom, but how do you do it with 30 kids without a ton of expensive equipment? My school is comprised of students from Kindergarten through 2nd grade and each student is provided an iPad to use while at school. I'll outline how use...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 18:11:48 PDT