April Break 2021

 April Break is now FULL

Join us for a super fun-filled week of cool science experiments! 

We will be creating Elephant toothpaste, coloured rocks, sun catcher slime and so much more! Every day is a different science experiment and lots of fun. We will prepare a science kit with just about everything you need. Every activity kit will include supplies, and materials list, and instructions. You can also head on over to our BMPL YouTube Channel at 1:00pm and look for our Magical Science instructional videos and follow along with us, as we guide you through the craft.

Monday - Elephant Toothpaste

Tuesday- The Fizzing Hand Experiment

Wednesday- Magical Rocks

Thursday- Slimy Sun Catchers

Friday - Snow Fluff

Activity packs will be ready for pickup at the L.E. Shore Library beginning Friday, April 9th,2021.

 

Please email libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca to be added to the waiting list.

Snow Fluff

Today we will be making our vert own Snow Fluff!

  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup shaving cream
  • Food Coloring

Instructions:

  1. Pour the cup of corn starch into a large bowl. Use a spoon to scoop the shaving cream on top of it.
  2. Put 5-10 drops of food coloring on top. Stir to mix.
  3. When the mixture looks like grated cheese, use your hands to squish the mixture even more.
  4. Pretty soon the shaving cream and corn starch will form a ball, about the same texture as dough.
  5. If your mixture is really wet and sticky after mixing, it needs a little more corn starch. If it won’t stick together and falls into pieces, add a little more shaving cream.
  6.  HAVE FUN!

Follow along with us HERE

Today we will be making some Gooey Slimy Sun catchers.

The first thing we will have to do is make the slime.

 Supplies:

  • Baking Soda
  • Shampoo or dishsoap (Home)
  • Lid
  • Food Colouring

Slime Recipe:

Slime Recipe:

  • Start with 4 TBSP of shampoo or dish soap (from home) in a bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoons of baking soda. Add slowly. You want a sticky consistency.
  • Add food coloring
  • Repeat step 1-3 in second bowl.
  • The slime will have the colour of the shampoo or dish soap
  •  Add food colouring if desired. 
  •  Add more shampoo until you have a creamy substance.

 

How to make the Slimy Sun Catchers:

  1. Place each color of slime in separate containers on your work surface
  2.  Break off chunks of slime and place in the plastic lids. If your slime is gooey drip and drop it over the lids.
  3.  Place enough chunks that the lids look full. There may be gaps, the slime will naturally flow and fill in all gaps as it settles.
  4.  Allow to dry for 36-48 hours
  5.  Once the slime is getting dry, gently peel it off the lid and stick on a window.
  6. If your slime isn’t dry enough it will begin to drip on the glass, if this happens remove it from the window, let dry for about 30 minutes wet side up, and try again.
  7. You want your suncatchers to be slightly moist so they will stick to a window.

Follow along with us HERE

Today we will be making some super cool magical rocks. 

Here is what you need from home for this activity:

  • Water (Home)
  • Spoons (Home)
  • Special Trinket to hide in you magic rocks (Home)
  • Vinegar (Home)

In your kit you will find:

  • 2 x Plastic Bowls
  • 2 x Food coloring
  • Baking soda

Directions:

  1. Gather bowls, spoon and supplies.
  2. Using a spoon, put 5 spoonfuls of baking soda into each bowl.
  3. Using the same spoon, add 4-5 spoonfuls of water into each bowl with the baking soda.
  4. Mix the baking soda and water mixture well. You do not want the baking soda mixture to be runny. It needs to be on the drier side, but still wet enough to mold into a shape.
  5. Add one drop of food coloring to each bowl to create different colors of baking soda mixture. Mix well to distribute the coloring evenly in the mixture.
  6. If any of the mixtures in the bowls are too wet, add in some more baking soda a little at a time until it forms soft crumbles that can be molded into shape.
  7. Place a little of one color of baking soda mixture in your hand and form a small flat pancake. Top it with a plastic gold coin, and then use another bit of the same color of baking soda mixture to cover the coin up, and form the mixture in your hand into a ball that is surrounding your special trinket.
  8.  Place the rocks on a tin foil lined plate and place them into the freezer for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight.

Follow along with us HERE

 

Today is the Fizzing Hand Experiment. Watch what happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda together!

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES

  • 3 tablespoons Baking Soda
  • Wide mouth jar (plastic or glass from HOME)
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • Liquid dish soap (HOME)
  • Vinyl glove
  • Food coloring
  • Spoon (HOME)
  • Paperclip
  • Rubber bands
  • Baking sheet or tray (HOME)
  • Safety glass 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Quick tip: get everything ready on a cookie sheet to make it easy to carry
outside and clean up.
2. Add vinegar, a good squeeze of dish soap, and food coloring to the jar.
Stir with a spoon or swish to combine the ingredients. Set aside.
3. Open up a paper clip and use a pointed end to poke a hole
in each of the glove’s fingertips - Ask a grown up to help you with this step
4. Add 3 tablespoons of Baking Soda to the glove, shaking
it to the fingertips.
5. Place the open end of the glove over the top of the jar. Be careful NOT to
spill any baking soda in.
6. Place rubber bands around the base of the glove to secure it in place
around the jar.
7. Take the cookie sheet with your jar/glove outside. Gently tip the glove up
to empty the baking soda into the jar. Swirl everything around then stand
back to steer clear of the foamy reaction!
 

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Today we will be making some Elephant Toothpaste! 

Here is what you need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Warm Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Yeast
  • Food Coloring
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (Home)
  • Dish Soap (Home)
  • Empty Plastic Bottle (Home)
  • Funnel (Home)

Instructions:

  1. Combine two tablespoons of warm water with one teaspoon of yeast and mix until the yeast is completely dissolved in the water. 
  2.  Pour 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide into the empty bottle. 
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring into the bottle. Take a moment to make a few observations. What happened when you added the drops of food coloring?
  4.  Next, add a squirt of dish soap into the bottle. Watch what happens ! is it magic or is it science?

Follow along with us HERE