Make butter in a jar!
What you will need:
Glass Jar with a lid any size will work but we recommend approximately pint size
Salt 1/4 teaspoon per 230ml (optional)
Pour heavy cream into the mason jar, filling it half-way full and add the salt. Screw the lid on.
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shake it all the time.
After a few minutes you should have whipped cream
Keep shaking until you have a lump of butter and some liquid (butter milk).
Place the solids in a bowl and pour the cold water over them. Now use your hands to form a butter ball. Discard the water and rinse 2 more times.
You can keep the buttermilk for pancakes or for some other recipe!
Make a rubber egg!
You will need:
A piece of paper
A tall glass
Food colouring (optional).
Take some notes, using the pencil and paper, about the parts of the experiment.
How does the shell feel?
What colour is the egg shell?
How does the vinegar smell?
What do you think is going to happen?
Are there any other observations you can make?
Place the egg in the glass, then pour the vinegar into the glass making sure to fully cover the egg. If you have some food colouring add it now. Take more notes at this point.
Is there anything happening to the egg?
If you added food colouring what colour is the vinegar?
Has the smell changed?
Keep an eye on it and take notes each day. After 7 days remove the egg from the glass, rinse it off and make some final observations.
What happened to the egg?
Was your initial guess correct?
Has anything changed, size, shape, colour, smell, etc?
Paper Seed Bombs!
You will need:
Colorful paper, Newspaper, or other scrap paper
Large bowl of water
Silicone mould (optional)
Blender or food processor
First tear the paper in small pieces.
Soak the paper in water for about 15 minutes
Have an adult squeeze out the water and place the paper in a blender and blend until it is a pulp consistency.
Squeeze out any excess water out of the pulp.
Take some pulp and create a little cup in your hands or fill the moulds up half way with pulp, pressing down firmly.
Sprinkle seeds on the pulp and cover to make a ball or fill the mould to the top
Allow the bombs to fully dry, about 2-3 days before removing them from the moulds.
Once the seed bombs are dry you can plant them or wrap them in cloth and give them to someone special!
Homemade Lava Lamp!
You will need:
Alka Seltzer tablet
Add the food colouring to 120ml (1/2 cup) of water.
Pour the oil into the bottle/glass until about 3/4 full.
Add the coloured water to the bottle/glass being sure to leave a few centimetres of space at top.
Break up the Alka Seltzer tablet (do not put them in your mouth) into a few pieces then drop in a small piece. More can be added for a bigger reaction or when the bubbling starts to slow down.
Regrow Your Lettuce
For this experiment you will need:
A stump of lettuce
A little water.
Pour some water in the bowl then place the lettuce stump in the bowl. Make sure the water does not cover the lettuce, if it does tip some water out.
Change the water each day and watch the leaves grow.
Things to think about with this experiment:
How long do you think it will take to start growing?
Do you think it will grow to the same size as the original lettuce
How many days was there clear growth?
Why not try growing some other vegetables using the some method. These listed below can be started in water, but should be transplanted to dirt for full growth and harvest.
Why not try some others as well!