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14 Fun Halloween Science Projects for Kids

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Turn your kitchen table into the coolest mad science lab in the neighborhood. Click on the project name for a link to instructions and to read about the “Science Behind the Fun.” Most of these projects can be found in my book “Kitchen Science Lab for Kids,” if you’re looking for the perfect gift for […]

10 Fun Kitchen Halloween Science Experiments for Kids

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Here are ten quick and easy experiments to make your Halloween even more fun and memorable! Click on these links for instructions on how to make: Oozing Monster Heads (from Outdoor Science Lab for Kids) Frankenworms (from Kitchen Science Lab for Kids) Cornstarch Goo (from Kitchen Science Lab for Kids) Mad Scientist’s Green Slime (from Kitchen Science Lab for […]

Halloween Science: Non-Toxic Fake Blood

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Unlike the foaming green alien blood in the X-Files, the blood pulsing through our veins is red, thanks to iron-containing hemoglobin molecules loaded with life-giving oxygen. To make fake blood that looks like real blood,  you’ll need to concoct a mixture of  liquid, thickeners and red pigment (tinted with blue and brown.) Kids will have a […]

Halloween Science: Oozing Monster Heads

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Combine science and art in this awesome experiment! You’ll need 8 oz water bottles, glue, Borax detergent, baking soda and vinegar. First, decorate full 8 oz water bottles with tape, marbles and whatever else you can find. Then, follow these directions to make foaming slime ooze out of their heads, using a simple chemical reaction! […]

Six Quick and Easy Halloween Science Experiments

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Here are some great last-minute experiments to make your Halloween more fun and spooky! Watch the TV segment I did to see how much fun they are, and look for links to directions below the video. Click on these links for instructions on how to make Frankenworms, Cornstarch Goo, Mad Scientist’s Green Slime, Alien Monster Eggs, […]

Halloween Science: Magic Potion

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It’s simple to stir up some Halloween magic with a head of red cabbage and some baking soda and vinegar. Chop us half a head of red cabbage (with adult supervision, of course), put it in a sauce pan, cover it with water and boil for 10 minutes or so, until the water turns purple. Let […]

Halloween Science: Magic bags of “Blood”

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Create instant Halloween fun with some zipper bags, food coloring and wooden skewers! Plastics are polymers (long chains of molecules, like beads on a string.) Some polymers, like the ones in plastic bags, are good at stretching and forming seals. When you poke your skewer through the bag, the plastic forms a seal so it […]

Halloween Science: Fizzy Balloon Monster Heads, Green Slime and More

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With a few ingredients from your kitchen, you can turn your table into a mad scientist’s laboratory for Halloween! We made Fizzy Balloon Monster Heads, Alien Monster Eggs, Rock Candy and Soda Geysers on Fox9 News this morning. Click on the blue experiment names for directions! KMSP-TV Last Saturday morning, I had fun showing Kare11 meteorologist […]