Science Projects

Glow stick lanterns are quick and easy to make.
Glow jars make great night lights, party lights, or fairy lights. There are different ways to make them and lots of cool effects you can create. Here is a collection of easy glow jar tutorials for you to try and a look at the pros and cons of each type […]

How to Make Glow Jars

The best rose water is distilled or purified via solvent extraction. (Carlos Quintero)
Rose water is water that is scented and flavored with rose petals. It’s used in food and drink recipes, as a facial toner, to scent baths, and as a perfume. If you have a lot of roses, it’s easy to make homemade rose water. Here are two simple recipes to […]

How to Make Rose Water

It takes a lot of black dye to make solid black crystals.
Black crystals can look translucent, like black diamonds or smoky quartz, or opaque, like anthracite. You can take most crystal recipes and use them to grow black crystals. The Secret to Black Crystals While it’s easy to grow crystals in rainbow colors, black is a little trickier because a lot […]

How to Grow Black Crystals

You can make a homemade cold pack by mixing safe chemicals in a plastic bag.
Sometimes you need to chill an injury or a product, but ice just isn’t available. Fortunately, it’s easy and economical to make a homemade cold pack. A cold pack contains compounds that undergo an endothermic chemical reaction when mixed. In other words, the reaction pulls thermal energy from the environment, […]

3 Ways to Make a Homemade Cold Pack

Chemically, the difference between baking soda and washing soda is the hydration level of the molecule.
Baking soda and washing soda are two handy household chemicals. You may be able to find washing soda (soda ash) with laundry supplies at the store, but if you can’t find it, this is one chemical that’s super easy to make from baking soda. Make Washing Soda Pour baking soda into […]

How to Turn Baking Soda Into Washing Soda