FLYP workshop Fizz Boom School Age Activities

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FLYP Workshop:
Fizz, Boom School Age Activities!
How to make a flying bologna:
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Cut two fun foam circles 4-5 inches in diameter.
Using a hot melt glue gun, glue a metal washer onto the
middle of one circle. (The added weight will help it fly.)
Then hot glue the two circles together so that the washer is
hidden inside. After cooling, your bologna is ready to fly!
You will need:
Paper
Crayons
Watercolor paint
Paintbrush
States of Matter:
Solids, Liquids
And Gases
Draw on the
paper with the
crayons. Paint
on the paper
with the
watercolor
paint. The
places where
the crayon is
will resist the
paint.
States of Matter:
It’s not a liquid.
Colloids,
It’s not a solid.
Liquid or Solid?
It’s a colloid, and it’s
packed with unstoppable fun!
You will need:
Cornstarch
Glass of water
Mixing bowl
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Place 2-3 heaping
spoonful's of cornstarch
in the bowl. Add some
water. Mix with your
hands until the mixture
becomes doughy. Then
lift up the dough and
see what happens! This
is called a nonNewtonian fluid.
Discovering Air:
Activities to Blow
Young(ish) Minds
Sharp
Object
Alert!
Make a pencil pinwheel by sticking a
into the eraser to anchor the corners!
Discovering Air:
Activities to blow
young minds!
Thread the yarn through the toilet paper
tube. Have 2 people hold the yarn straight
across. Blow up the balloon and place the
binder clip over the opening to hold in the
air. Tape the balloon directly under the
toilet paper tube. Take the binder clip off
and see what happens!
Propel a balloon across the room:
All you need is: yarn, a toilet paper tube, a deflated balloon, some tape and a binder clip.
Do you think a
balloon can be
inflated with
baking soda
and vinegar?
You bet!
4 ounces
vinegar
2 tablespoons
baking soda
States of
Matter:
Gas
Place 4 ounces of
vinegar into an
empty plastic bottle.
Place the 2
tablespoons of
baking soda in the
deflated balloon.
Place the balloon
over the bottle top
securely, and make
sure the baking soda
gets dropped into
the vinegar. Gas will
form and inflate the
balloon. This is a
smelly activity!
You will need:
Red Cabbage
Purified water
Coffee filter
Strainer
Blender
It’s time to experiment!
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Step #1
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Peel off 2 leaves of red cabbage
and place them in the blender.
Blend until liquefied. Place the
coffee filter in the strainer and
strain the juice into a glass or
jar. Add purified water.
Chemistry:
Acids &
Bases
Pour some of the
cabbage juice into
another glass. Add
some distilled white
vinegar. This acid
will cause the
cabbage to turn
pale purple.
Step#2
Step#3
Pour some of the
soap into another
glass of cabbage
liquid. This base will
cause the cabbage
to turn green.
Chemistry:
Acids &
Bases
Magical beads!
You will need:
Paper baby
diaper
Glass of water
Scissors
Glass pan
Cut the diaper
in half (where
the blue strip is
located). Pour
the sand ,like
beads, into the
glass pan. Add
some of the
water. Let set
for a few
minutes. This
will become a
polymer.
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2.
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4.
Secure a wooden match
with a lump of clay or
play dough to a ceramic
plate.
Carefully light the
match.
Place a glass over the
flaming match and
wait.
What happened?
Fire needs oxygen to burn.
If this is true, then the opposite
should also be true. The absence of
oxygen will put out a flame.
Let’s try it and see what happens!
Electrical
Reactions:
Metal conducts electricity, and
batteries store electrical energy.
If we tape a strip of aluminum foil
to both ends of a D cell battery,
will a reaction occur?
Let’s try it and see!
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Place a few drops of taco sauce
on your penny.
2. Now rub it for 30 seconds.
3. Rinse and dry your penny.
4. Remove the tape.
Step #1
In preparation for this activity, cover half of the face of
each penny with removable painter’s tape. This serves
as a control to identify changes that occurs.
Now read the hot sauce packet to
identify the ingredients:
Water
Tomato Paste
Vinegar
Salt
Step #2
Step #3
In order to find
out which
ingredient(s)
are the one(s)
cleaning the
penny, we
need to create
Control Groups.
1. Water
2. Tomato Paste
3. Vinegar
4. Salt
5. Water + Tomato Paste
6. Water + Vinegar
7. Water + Salt
8. Tomato Paste + Vinegar
9. Tomato Paste + Salt
10. Vinegar + Salt
Which ingredient(s) are actually doing the
work? Let’s take a look at our results!
1. Water
2. Tomato Paste
3. Vinegar
4. Salt
5. Water + Tomato Paste
6. Water + Vinegar
7. Water + Salt
8. Tomato Paste + Vinegar
9. Tomato Paste + Salt
10. Vinegar + Salt
* Because this experiment is based on the chemical reaction of acids and
bases, results may vary depending on the quantities of active ingredients.
Step #4
Activate a red, green and blue
glow stick, and then carefully
cut off the tops one at a time.
Physics:
Light, Color &
Luminescence
Pour the glowing substance from
each vile into a glass, mixing it
gently with one of the empty
tubes. Now turn off the lights.
What color is it?
Congratulations;
you’ve made white light!
Chromatography!
This activity illustrates
how many pigments
used in inks and dyes
are really a mixture of
several different colors.
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4.
Draw a straight line about 2
inches from the bottom of a
coffee filter with a black
washable marker.
Pour about an inch of water
into a cup.
Carefully slip the filter inside the
cup. Be sure the black line is
above the water as well as
parallel to the water’s surface.
Now wait… we will come back
to this in a moment.
Now let’s inspect our
coffee filters!
When inks or dyes are made from a mixture of
different pigments, each color can be separated
out by passing it through a solution. This process is
called chromatography.
These titles published in 1983
by Vicki Cobb just can’t be
beat for easily reproducible
ideas with groups of all sizes!
Available on Amazon for a
penny!
Physics:
Your Center
of Gravity (CG)
Why does this work?
Let’s try some center of
gravity defying feats!
1.
Stand with your right side facing the wall,
then put your right foot and shoulder
against the wall.
2.
Try to lift your left foot off the floor.
3.
Can you do this? Bet you can’t!
You will not be able to lift your
foot off the ground at all! This
trick requires you to shift your CG
over your right foot. You cannot
do this without moving the wall!
In our everyday life, our bodies
maintain balance with little
adjustments that are so
automatic we never think about
them.
These titles published in 1983
by Vicki Cobb just can’t be
beat for easily reproducible
ideas with groups of all sizes!
Available on Amazon for a
penny!
Now let’s try the pick up
trick!
1.
Place your pencil on the floor about
20 inches from the wall.
2.
Stand with your back against the
wall, feet together, and heels against
the wall.
3.
Try to pick up the object on the floor
without moving your feet or bending
your knees.
4.
Can you do this? Bet you can’t!
Physics:
Your Center
of Gravity (CG)
Why does this work?
There is no way you can pick up
that object. When you stand
straight against the wall, your CG is
over your feet. When you bend
forward, you move your CG
forward. In order to keep your
balance, you must move your feet
forward too, but since the rules of
this trick do not allow you to move
your feet, there is no way to pick
up that pencil.
These titles published in 1983
by Vicki Cobb just can’t be
beat for easily reproducible
ideas with groups of all sizes!
Available on Amazon for a
penny!
Physics:
Your Center
of Gravity (CG)
Glue your librarian to a chair!
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2.
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4.
Ask your librarian to sit in a chair, keeping their
back against the chair and their feet flat on the
floor.
Have them fold their arms across their chest.
Keeping their feet flat, and their back straight,
ask them to stand.
Are they glued to the chair? Cool, huh? (Tip:
Go home and try this on your parents!)
Why does this work?
In this sitting position,
your center of gravity
(CG) is at the base of
your spine. By trying to
stand up with your back
straight, you prevent
your CG from moving to
a position above your
feet, which would be
necessary to stand up.
Therefore, you will
remain glued to your
chair.
Botany:
Roots for
All Ages
Winter rye
grass has
fibrous roots.
These bean
seeds have tap
roots.
Take a standard CD case and
pop out the disc holder. Add
a little bit of dirt, and either
bean seeds or rye grass
seeds. Close up and seal the
side and bottom edges.
Sprinkle water in the top
opening. You can hang them
up in a window and watch
the roots grow.
Plate
Tectonics
3 Kinds of Plates:
Most PBJ’s made by children
resemble convergent fault
lines, with their jelly oozing out
the sides. Let them make their
own, but don’t forget the
wipes!
Convergent
Divergent
Transform
While eating, ask if they can
use their snack to make
transform and divergent faults
too!
Can you guess which kind
makes volcanoes?
What about earthquakes?
What do you think
will happen here?
Care to find out?
Aerodynamics:
Learning to Fly
Fun for All : )
Engineering:
Floating
Objects
Supplies for
the
following
project:
To begin, sit on the floor
and anchor the balloon
by securely wrapping the
ribbon around your foot.
You will need to be able
to comfortably reach the
top of the balloon, so
make the ribbon short!
Your balloon should come with
the ribbon already attached.
Engineering:
Floating Objects
(grade school)
I was the
original
inspiration
for this
problem
solving
activity!
The final step is to
create a face for
your creature by
slowly adding parts.
Too many and your
friend will fall over,
so carefully select
your additions, and
remember to keep
them balanced!
Remember, you
can always draw
them on with a
Sharpie!
Precut crepe
paper strips,
approximately
8-10 inches
long.
Precut poster board
feet into approximately
2x 3 inch rectangles.
Use a balloon filled
with helium. Approach
your local florist for
donations in exchange
for promoting them!
Using scotch take, first
attach feet to legs, then
adhere them to the top
of the balloon (which
ends up being the
bottom).
Then add jumbo paper
clips to feet for weight.
You will need:
Twisting balloons, heavy elastic cord and scissors.
Balloon Craft
Pre-K and Up
Begin by precutting the balloons into 2 inch sections, and the
Stretch Magic cord into lengths appropriate for the wrist size of
your intended audience.
To assemble the bracelet, thread the balloon sections onto the
elastic cord. When the desired look has been achieved, tie off the
ends of the elastic so that the bracelet can be taken off and put
back on easily. Carefully trim any excess cord.
Engineering:
More Forces
in Action
2 chairs
yarn
scissors
4
heavy
items
fill
with
SAND
or
strip of corrugated cardboard
(same width as the chair seat)
Wrap yarn around the tops of the chairs. Attach the 4 heavy items to the
chairs. Lay corrugated cardboard across the chairs.
Wrap seven loops around the cardboard. You now have a suspension bridge!

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