PacSci DIY | Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:01:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/pacsci-site-icon-320x320-150x150.jpg PacSci DIY | Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org 32 32 PacSci DIY: Camps Edition Squishy Circuits https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-camps-edition-squishy-circuits/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:33:06 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=22573 PacSci DIY: Squishy Circuits

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PacSci DIY: Squishy Circuits

With Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Camps just around the corner, here is a sneak peek of one of the many fun camp activities you can expect your camper to take part in.

Materials You Will Need for Squishy Circuits:

  • Play Dough
  • Battery Pack with Wire Leads (can be found in most electronic stores or online)
  • Mini LED Lights (can be found online)

Rather make your own Play Dough? Here's how:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil food coloring

Directions:

1. In a 2 quart saucepan, add 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, and 1/3 cup of salt.
2. Add 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
3. Turn your burner on medium/low and stir. It will be a little lumpy. That's okay.
4. Keep stirring until it starts getting a little solid. If there are still a few lumps, that's OK, you can work them out later. If your stove is already hot, this may only take 20-30 seconds, but it may take 2-3 minutes if it's still heating up.
4. Once it reaches that point, add the food coloring right away. It will be much easier to mix up if you do it now.
5. Stir in your food coloring.
6. Once the dough starts gathering together around the spoon you know it's done.
7. Remove your homemade Play Dough from the saucepan and put it on some waxed paper or a plate to cool.

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  • Play Dough
  • Battery Pack with Wire Leads (can be found in most electronic stores or online)
  • Mini LED Lights (can be found online)
Rather make your own Play Dough? Here's how:
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil food coloring
Directions: 1. In a 2 quart saucepan, add 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, and 1/3 cup of salt. 2. Add 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. 3. Turn your burner on medium/low and stir. It will be a little lumpy. That's okay. 4. Keep stirring until it starts getting a little solid. If there are still a few lumps, that's OK, you can work them out later. If your stove is already hot, this may only take 20-30 seconds, but it may take 2-3 minutes if it's still heating up. 4. Once it reaches that point, add the food coloring right away. It will be much easier to mix up if you do it now. 5. Stir in your food coloring. 6. Once the dough starts gathering together around the spoon you know it's done. 7. Remove your homemade Play Dough from the saucepan and put it on some waxed paper or a plate to cool. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Embedded Youtube video - Text" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.100"] https://youtu.be/5ysnmv3-qcw [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci DIY: “Mini Lightsabers” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-mini-lightsabers/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:24:28 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=21722 PacSci DIY: "Mini Lightsabers"

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PacSci DIY: "Mini Lightsabers"

If you, like millions of us, are excited about the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga now playing in our Boeing IMAX Theater, then this PacSci DIY is for you.

You'll need:

  • copper tape (aka slug tape)
  • LED lights
  • coin cell battery
  • wooden clothespin
  • plastic colored straws

Give it a try then let us know how it worked for you. And may the force be with you!

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  • copper tape (aka slug tape)
  • LED lights
  • coin cell battery
  • wooden clothespin
  • plastic colored straws
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PacSci DIY: Fake Snow https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-fake-snow-2017-12-01/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:57:09 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20878 PacSci DIY: Fake Snow

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There's no business like "snow" business in this month's new episode of PacSci DIY!

Make your own fake snow and learn more about Sodium Polyacrylate.

What you'll need for this experiment:

  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 1-2 cups of Sodium Polyacrylate (can be found online and in clean disposable diapers)

Add glitter or food coloring to make your fake snow your own and share with us your results on social media.

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  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 1-2 cups of Sodium Polyacrylate (can be found online and in clean disposable diapers)
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PacSci DIY: Fall Slime https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-fall-slime-2017-11-10/ Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:41:53 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=20453 PacSci DIY: Fall Slime

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Take your fall celebrations to a whole new level with this easy-to-make recipe for fall slime.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

2 mixing bowls
¾ tsp of Borax detergent (you can get at any store)
2 cups of white school glue
3 cups of warm water
1-2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (or whichever spice reminds you of fall)
5-10 drop of orange food coloring (you can also use ¼ to ½ cup of washable tempera paint)

After making your slime, make sure to share with us your results and what you found most interesting about the slime process.

 

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PacSci DIY: Pumpkin-Cano https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/news/pacsci-diy-pumpkin-cano/ Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:17:25 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=19393 Pumpkin-Cano

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Want to know another way to spice up your pumpkin for Halloween while also learning the basics of acid-based reactions? Make a pumpkin-cano!

What you'll need for the experiment:

  • A Jack-O-Lantern
  • A measuring cup
  • Baking Soda (about 2-3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • Dish Soap (measurements vary depending on how many bubbles you want)
  • A few drops of food coloring

How'd your pumpkin-cano turn out? Take a picture and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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  • A Jack-O-Lantern
  • A measuring cup
  • Baking Soda (about 2-3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • Dish Soap (measurements vary depending on how many bubbles you want)
  • A few drops of food coloring
How'd your pumpkin-cano turn out? Take a picture and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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PacSci DIY: Elephant Toothpaste https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/pacsci-diy-elephant-toothpaste/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:47:18 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=18553 Elephant Toothpaste: An Experiment

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Want a tip for a party trick or try an experiment at home with your kids? Try this quick and easy science experiment, Elephant Toothpaste.

Here's what you'll need for the experiment:

  • 16oz. soda or water bottle (clean)
  • ½ c. 20 volume hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 3Tb of warm water
  • Food coloring
  • 1Tb of dishwashing soap
  • A cup
  • A funnel
  • A pair of goggles
  • A pair of gloves

Pour the Hydrogen Peroxide into the bottle, then add a few drops of the food coloring.

Add a tablespoon of liquid dish soap.

In a separate cup, mix the warm water and packet of yeast for 30 seconds.

Pour the yeast into the hydrogen peroxide and watch out!

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  • 16oz. soda or water bottle (clean)
  • ½ c. 20 volume hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 3Tb of warm water
  • Food coloring
  • 1Tb of dishwashing soap
  • A cup
  • A funnel
  • A pair of goggles
  • A pair of gloves
Pour the Hydrogen Peroxide into the bottle, then add a few drops of the food coloring. Add a tablespoon of liquid dish soap. In a separate cup, mix the warm water and packet of yeast for 30 seconds. Pour the yeast into the hydrogen peroxide and watch out! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Scary Scents: A Gutsy DIY https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/scary-scents-gutsy-diy/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:10:36 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=11674

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Join Us For A Fun Halloween

Enjoy a frightfully fun party featuring performances by Caspar Babypants this Halloween at Pacific Science Center during Tricks, Treats & Science Feats!

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Smells are like ghosts. Even though you can't see them, you can sense them. Unlike ghosts, however, scientists have proved that the relationship between what you smell and what you taste is real. Challenge yourself to experience, firsthand, the spooky side effects of smell.

What you'll need:

  • A blindfold
  • Plates
  • 2 or 3 potatoes
  • Scent samples: vanilla extract, peppermint, peanut butter, cinnamon, and coffee
  • A partner

The process:

Cut the potatoes into thin slices (5 slices for each participant). Prepare samples of each scent.

  1. Put on your blindfold (don't get spooked!). Hiding your eyes helps you focus on the ghost smells.
  2. Pinch your nose and bite into a plain potato slice. Note what it tastes like.
  3. Keep your blindfold on! Now have your partner put one of the scent samples near enough that you can smell it. Without pinching your nose, take a bite of the potato. Note how it tastes different.
  4. Repeat the process with all of the scent samples, and then let your partner have a turn.

Compare notes with your lab partner. Did the smells produce a "ghost taste?" Which smells affected you the most?

How does this work?

What we call "flavor," is, actually, 70 percent smell. The stronger the smell of a food, the more intense the taste (generally speaking). Taste is very subjective; it can also be affected by other people's comments and the texture of food. A potato might be confused for an apple, if you smell cinnamon and someone is talking about apples These "phantom effects" define taste.

You can explore this, and more, at Pacific Science Center's Wellbody Academy.

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  • A blindfold
  • Plates
  • 2 or 3 potatoes
  • Scent samples: vanilla extract, peppermint, peanut butter, cinnamon, and coffee
  • A partner
The process: Cut the potatoes into thin slices (5 slices for each participant). Prepare samples of each scent.
  1. Put on your blindfold (don't get spooked!). Hiding your eyes helps you focus on the ghost smells.
  2. Pinch your nose and bite into a plain potato slice. Note what it tastes like.
  3. Keep your blindfold on! Now have your partner put one of the scent samples near enough that you can smell it. Without pinching your nose, take a bite of the potato. Note how it tastes different.
  4. Repeat the process with all of the scent samples, and then let your partner have a turn.
Compare notes with your lab partner. Did the smells produce a "ghost taste?" Which smells affected you the most? How does this work? What we call "flavor," is, actually, 70 percent smell. The stronger the smell of a food, the more intense the taste (generally speaking). Taste is very subjective; it can also be affected by other people's comments and the texture of food. A potato might be confused for an apple, if you smell cinnamon and someone is talking about apples These "phantom effects" define taste. You can explore this, and more, at Pacific Science Center's Wellbody Academy. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Bring Tinker Tank Into Your Home With Rocket Launchers https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-stories/bring-tinker-tank-home-rocket-launchers/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:27:39 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=10162 Tinker Tank Rockets

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At Pacific Science Center, we strongly believe in experimentation to help spark innovation. In our hands-on design space, Tinker Tank, we use a variety of materials to invent, create and experiment. This summer we are tinkering with wind, gravity, and motion in our Tinker Tank using wind tubes, Rube Goldberg machines, and air rockets! Our paper rockets have been a really fantastic activity because they encourage iteration and learning through failure.

Follow along with these instructions to create your own stomp rocket launcher at home. For photos, and additional information visit: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Stomp-Rockets-1/

You need (rockets):

  • 1-2 sheets of colorful paper
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • 1/2 inch PVC pipe (for measuring rocket size)

Basic stomp Launcher:

  • Basic airbed foot pump
  • 1/2 inch PVC pipe
  • Elbow for PVC pipe
  • Piece of wood or other heavier object to support launching mechanism
  • a couple of half inch tube straps
  • nail or screws and a drill to attach PVC pipe to support system
  • gaffers tape or duct tape to attach bellows to pvc

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  • 1-2 sheets of colorful paper
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • 1/2 inch PVC pipe (for measuring rocket size)
Basic stomp Launcher:
  • Basic airbed foot pump
  • 1/2 inch PVC pipe
  • Elbow for PVC pipe
  • Piece of wood or other heavier object to support launching mechanism
  • a couple of half inch tube straps
  • nail or screws and a drill to attach PVC pipe to support system
  • gaffers tape or duct tape to attach bellows to pvc
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