Need to communicate with the outside world? Make yourself a radio speaker the old fashioned way!Need a refreshing snack? Make your own icecream!
This Milk Carton Bird Feeder is fun and functional!
Prank Your Friends' Drink (Use a small pin instead of a nail or paperclip)
Make your own slime. Here is a tip from me: Add "Glo" paint from Wal-Mart's craft section and your slime will glow. If you want it slime green, then you need to add a drop of red to your drops of green food coloring. It will turn out a great slimey color! Trust me, I love this stuff.
December 2010: Just in time for the holidays! With a similar ingredient in the slime activity, you can make your own holiday themed ornaments! Here's a tip from me: use only white stems and create a geometric snowflake. Use the same instructions provided. You'll get a cool crystal snowflake instead of a candy cane, or you can really get into the spirit and make both.
Explore the science of pressure and sound by making a sound effects finger phone.
You might be lucky enough to have some old electronic devices on the island. Wnat to test an old battery without sticking it to your tounge? Make your own galvanometer to test the flow of electrons.
Make your own spool racer toy. Just wind it up and watch it race. All you need is a spool of thread, a rubber band, and a few other easy to find items.
Remember the grain elevator explosions that we simulated in class? If you don't then take a look at the scrapbook under the chemical reactions tab to see pictures of the fireball. After reading an article about one of the biggest grain elevator explosions in history, make your own replica silo. Don't try the grain elevator explosion experiment at home, especially with this paper cutout. Paper is extremely flammable.