When a couple teachers get together and start discussing how they do what they do, people basically start trading projects with one another. These can be experiments, classroom projects, design instructions, or something that is too good to be kept secret. These are a few projects that we’ve come across that we wanted to share with you

Making Things

Making a Temperature Probe Using a Raspberry Pi - Using a $35 microcomputer and about $15 worth of electronics pieces including a water proof temperature probe, you can make something that will take temperatures whenever you want for as long as you want. (Instructions)

Making Circuits with the Makey-Makey – A small printed circuit becomes a keyboard interrupt, and turns anything that is even a little conductive into an action on your computer. Use this to explore conductivity, or make new controllers for your favorite video games.

Light Reactions with Thionin – A classic demonstration involving light as a reactant.  In this reaction, a deep purple solution is put over a light source, and turns clear.  When the light is removed, it starts to become clear again.  One of the few reversible reactions involving light.

Science Fair Projects


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