Toy Bomb Bag
Background Research
Chem4Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com/index.html

Chemical Formula
http://www.chemicalformula.org/reactions/acid-carbonates

Purchasing Materials
Rhode Island Novelties
http://www.rinovelty.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.detail/item/JKBOMBA/bomb_bags

Amazon.com (do a search for Bomb Bag)
http://www.amazon.com/


Fortunate Fish
Background Research
Wikipedia (do a search for Cellophane)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellophane

Pak-Sel (while they are trying to sell a product, they do a nice job going over the history and uses of Cellophane)
http://www.cellobag.com/sub1.htm

Purchasing Materials
Educational Innovations (fortune-telling fish)
http://www.teachersource.com/product/fortune-fish/chemistry

Target (hand warmers – do a search on this site)
http://www.target.com/



Magic Sand
Background Research
Steve Spangler Science
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/magic-hydrophobic-sand

Wikispaces - Research the Topic Part 1
http://researchthetopic.wikispaces.com/The+difference+between+hydrophobic+and+hydrophilic+Part+1

Wikispaces - Research the Topic Part 2
http://researchthetopic.wikispaces.com/The+difference+between+hydrophobic+and+hydrophilic+Part+2

Purchasing Materials
Educational Innovations
http://www.teachersource.com/product/magic-sand/chemistry

Steve Spangler Science
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/magic-sand

Toys ‘R Us (search for Aqua Sand)
http://www.toysrus.com



Mood Rings
Background Research
How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question443.htm

University of Wisconsin Online (Heat Transfer)
http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=sce304

Purchasing Materials
DH Gate (mood rings)
http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/mood+rings.html

Science Kit and Boreal Laboratories (blocks for Extension 1)
http://sciencekit.com/density-blocks-i-constant-volume-teacher-developed-classroom-tested/p/IG0029437/



UV Beads
Background Research
Arbor Scientific (a nice data sheet)
http://www.arborsci.com/Data_Sheets/P3-6500_DS.pdf

Steve Spangler Science (explanation and other experiments with UV Beads)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/uv-reactive-beads

Purchasing Materials
Steve Spangler Science (explanation and other experiments with UV Beads)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/uv-reactive-beads

Educational Innovations
http://www.teachersource.com/product/ultraviolet-detecting-beads/light-color



Botanical Balloons
Background Research
NSF Activity (PDF File)
http://www.nisenet.org/sites/default/files/catalog/uploads/9881/diy_nano_balloons_07_28.pdf

How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/human-biology/smell.htm

Purchasing Materials
Any grocery store or Wal-Mart or Target should have what you need. However, should you wish to buy balloons in bulk checkout BargainBalloons.com.
http://www.bargainballoons.com/



Balloon-on-a-stick
Background Research
Steve Spangler Science
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/skewer-through-balloon

Chemistry in the Toy Store by David A. Katz (PDF File)
http://www.chymist.com/Toystore%20part2.pdf

Purchasing Materials
Steve Spangler Science
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/balloon-skewer



Silly Putty
Background Research
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silly_Putty

How Stuff Works
http://people.howstuffworks.com/silly-putty.htm

Purchasing Materials
CrayolaStore.com
http://www.crayolastore.com/category/sillyputty#back


UFO Ball
Background Research
Electric Circuits
http://www.hyperstaffs.info/work/physics/child/index.html#

All About Circuits (conductors and insulators)
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/2.html

Purchasing Materials
Office Playground
http://www.officeplayground.com/UFO-Ball-P1707.aspx

xUmp
http://www.xump.com/science/UFOBall.cfm




Fantastic Flying Flarble
Background Research
How Stuff Works (helicopters - forces)
http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/helicopter6.htm

How Things Fly (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
http://howthingsfly.si.edu/forces-flight

Purchasing Materials
Flarble
http://www.flarble.com/

Educational Innovations
http://www.teachersource.com/product/snapcopters/air-pressure



Disappearing Ink
Background Research
About.com Chemistry (disappearing ink)
http://chemistry.about.com/od/demonstrationsexperiments/ss/disappearink.htm

About.com Chemistry (acid-base indicators)
http://chemistry.about.com/od/acidsbases/a/Acid-Base-Indicators.htm

Steve Spangler Science (activity plus explanation)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/vanishing-ink

Purchasing Materials
Oriental Trading (disappearing ink in packs of 24)
http://www.orientaltrading.com/api/search?Ntt=disappearing+ink

Sears (individual units of disappearing ink or cases of 96)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10153_12605?keyword=disappearing%20ink



Glow Sticks
Background Research
How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/light-stick.htm

Premier Glow
http://www.premierglow.com/how-do-glow-sticks-work.html

Purchasing Materials
Windy City Novelties
http://www.windycitynovelties.com/gcssearch.aspx?w=glow+sticks

Cool Glow
http://coolglow.com/1/1/Glow-Products/



Learning with Liter Bottles
Background Information
Steve Spangler Science (Balloon in a Bottle)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/balloon-in-bottle

How Stuff Works (how air can hold things up – relating to Squeeze Bottle)
http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/hot-air-balloon6.htm

Steve Spangler Science (Tornado Tubes – experiment and how it works)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/tornado-in-a-bottle

Steve Spangler Science (Bubbling Lava Lamp experiment and explanation)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/bubbling-lava-lamp

How Stuff Works (Lava Lamps)
http://www.howstuffworks.com/lava-lamp2.htm

Weather Wiz Kids (Clouds)
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-clouds.htm

NASA – Animated Gas Lab
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/Animation/frglab.html

Purchasing Materials
Steve Spangler Science (1-liter bottles; note, it is generally cheaper if you buy them at a grocery store and empty them out)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/1393

Mountain Lab Biological (rubber stoppers)
http://www.pelletlab.com/rubber_stoppers

Steve Spangler Science (Fountain Connection)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/fountain-connection

Educational Innovations (Tornado Tubes)
http://www.teachersource.com/product/vortex-bottle-connectors-tornado-in-a-bottle/air-pressure

Steve Spangler Science (Tornado Tubes)
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/1226

xUmp (Cyclone Tubes)
http://www.xump.com/science/CycloneTube.cfm



Rising Raisins
Background Information
Kids-Fun-Science.com (experiment and explanation)
http://www.kids-fun-science.com/elementary-science-activities.html

Wikipedia (nucleation)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleation

University of Colorado at Boulder (Interactive density simulation)
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/density



Magic Eraser
Background Information
How Stuff Works (How Magic Erasers work)
http://home.howstuffworks.com/magic-eraser.htm

eHow (How sponges work)
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4661324_do-sponges-absorb-water.html


Purchasing Information
Mr. Clean
http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/magic-eraser.do



Paper Clip Pendulums
Background Information
TOPS Science (activity)
http://www.topscience.org/activities_print/FreeDownload34.pdf

The Physics Classroom (pendulums)
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/pe.cfm

PBS Kids (pendulums)
http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/pendulum/

Purchasing Information
Staples
http://www.staples.com/Paper-Clips/cat_CL10102



Trick Candles
Background Research
How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/science-questions/question420.htm

Burning Magnesium
http://www.angelo.edu/faculty/kboudrea/demos/burning_magnesium/burning_magnesium.htm

Purchasing Materials
BenFranklin.com
http://www.benfranklin.com/search.php?c=&t=magic+relight+candles



Floating Coins
Background Research
Brain Pop Jr
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/forces/sinkorfloat/grownups.weml

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
http://pbskids.org/rogers/sink.html

Purchasing Materials
Educational Innovations
http://www.teachersource.com/product/floating-yen-coins/density



Thumb War
Background Research
eHow (how to declare a thumb war)
http://www.ehow.com/how_2074581_declare-thumb-war.html

Scientific Method through Thumb Wars (Shraddha Subramaniam)
http://www.scienceteacherprogram.org/genscience/SSubramaniam09.html


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