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Reflection: WordPress at EDMO

The reason we made this website, is because of Camp EDMO – a summer day camp that promotes technology and creativity.  Here is our review of a week of WordPress

Question 1.  If you could describe your experience in one word, what would it be? Our word would be enjoyable.  We were excited to start working on our website.  As we started, we enjoyed collaborating with each other and seeing how people reacted to our website.

Question 2.  Would you want to continue the blog?  Yes, because we enjoyed making it and we want to add more to it.  It turns out lots of people liked our website so we want to continue.

Question 3.  What would we have done differently?  We would have added more topics on our website.  We would have expanded it to be more original.  So if we do continue the blog, then we would blog about varied topics.

Question 4.  What will we pursue after this week?  We never thought that people would actually like our website.  So now that they do, we want to pursue making the website and start blogging.  We might even start making YouTube videos and actually putting our “content” out there.

Cookies and Cream Parfait

Cookies and cream parfait is the perfect 3 step, no-bake solution to your sweet tooth!  With just three ingredients, you can eat this cold treat in minutes!  So let’s go!

INGREDIENTS

  • Cookies-and-Cream-Parfait-2-web.jpg1 small tumbler
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Whipped cream (Cool Whip)
  • 1 package of Oreos

INSTRUCTIONS

Add your Oreos into a large Ziplock Bag EXCEPT ONE (to add on the top)

Crush your Oreos

Mix ½ cookie crumbs into Cool Whip.

Fill a Ziploc bag with  your chocolate pudding and cut off a small section of one corner.

Squeeze an even layer of pudding on the bottom of the cup.

Fill a bag with your Cool Whip mixture and make a layer on top of the pudding.

Use a spoon to evenly spread cookie crumbs for the third layer.

Repeat this layering process until you are to the top of the glass.

Top with a dollop of Cool Whip and a whole Oreo cookie.

Adapted From: http://www.thepinningmama.com/cookies-n-cream-parfait/

Hand Sanitizer Fire Project

Do you want to do a project that is simple and ends up looking really awesome?!  Then make a trail of colored fire!  This cool experiment can be done with household materials and take a long time!  If you want to see what rainbow fire looks like, try this experiment!

WARNING:

ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES AND GLOVES

DO UNDER PARENTAL SUPERVISION

DO IN A FIRE-SAFE AREA

Materials

  • Hand sanitizer (around 65% alcohol)
  • Strontium salt (take from the inside of an emergency flare) – red
  • Mix red and tiny amount of yellow chemicals – orange
  • Table salt – sodium chloride – yellow
  • Boric acid or borax or copper sulfate – green 
  • Salt substitute – potassium chloride – violet
  • (Blue is the natural color of the flame)

Set Up the Demo

  1. You can use any fire-safe surface. It’s nice to use a container with a lip because the hand sanitizer will run and can make a mess.
  2. Sprinkle a small amount of each chemical in a line running across your dish. You can mix the colors, but be aware some emission spectra are much stronger than others. For example, any contamination of the other colors with the sopurple-fire-56a12a275f9b58b7d0bca884dium from table salt will turn your flame mostly yellow, regardless of the other salts that are present.
  3. When you are ready to perform the demonstration, pump a layer of hand sanitizer across the salts.
  4. Dim the lights.
  5. Use a long match or long handled lighter to ignite one end of the gel. The flame will spread across, displaying all the colors.
  6. Now, the nice thing about hand sanitizer is it’s mostly water. The flame goes out as soon as enough alcohol burns off to make the gel watery enough to extinguish the fire.  It doesn’t take long.
  7. If you want to re-start the demonstration, wait until the flame is out.  (Don’t add fuel to a burning fire and expect good things to happen.)  Once the flame is out, you can apply more hand sanitizer and light it. You do not need to add more salts.

Adapted from: https://sciencenotes.org/safe-method-of-doing-the-colored-flames-chemistry-demonstration/

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

These delicious desserts are the mixtures of the two best things – a cookie and a brownie! You can enjoy these treats any time, and savor the chocolatey, flaky, and fudgey taste in a cookie sized bite!

Ingredients

  • brownie-cookies.jpg12 oz . bittersweet chocolate chips 60-70% cacao
  • 1/2 c . butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c . granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c . brown sugar
  • 1 T . vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp . baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 3/4 c . all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c . unsweetened cocoa powder not Dutch-processed
  • 1 c . pecans chopped, optional
  • 1/2 c . mini semisweet chocolate chips

 Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and well-combined.
  2. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs, sugars, vanilla, baking powder, and salt on high speed 5 minutes, or until the batter is thick and creamy.
  4. Reduce the speed to low, and mix in the melted chocolate until well-combined.
  5. Stir in flour and cocoa powder just until combined.
  6. Add nuts, if using, and chocolate chips. Stir in to combine. The batter should be the consistency of a thick brownie batter at this point.

  7. Cover the batter, and chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, drop batter onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake cookies 8-10 minutes. The cookie will look set at the edges but still be a little wet looking in the center. Don’t overbake, or the cookies won’t be crackly and fudgy.
  11. The shiny, crackly crust will develop as the cookies cool on the baking sheet.

Adapted From:  http://www.ihearteating.com/brownie-cookie-recipe/?preview=true#_a5y_p=6162662

Origami Monster Bookmarks!

Do you want to mark a place in your book, with an interesting bookmark?  Well then this is the place for you!  These monster bookmarks not only keep your place in your book, they also look really cute!

  1. Fold the paper in half, bottom corner to top corner.
  2. Fold and glue the bottom-left corner up to the top corner. Repeat with the right corner.
  3. Turn over, then fold the bottom corner – top layer only – up to the top corner.
  4. Unfold your last fold and fold back up, in the other direction, into the pocket.
  5. Make monster facial features (such as eyes, a mouth, a nose, and/or teeth) from your scraps of card stock, and glue them to your bookmark.origami-bookmark-steps (1).png

We got our info from…

http://www.reading-rewards.com/blog/origami-monster-bookmarks/

Magnetic Slime

Do you want to make a type of slime that will actually move?!  Then make magnetic slime!  Using a neodymium, this slime will actually “follow” you! Enjoy! 🙂

To make magnetic slime you will  need…

  1. Liquid starch
  2. Elmer’s glue
  3. Iron oxide powder
  4. Disposable bowls
  5. A neodymium – rare earth magnet (a regular magnet isn’t strong enough)

How To Make The Slime

Step 1:  Pour 1/4 cup of liquid starch into a bowl.  Add 2 Tablespoons of iron powder and stir until well mixed.

Step 2:  Add 1/4 cup white school glue and mix.

Step 3: Take the slime out of the bowl and mix with your hands.  Squish and squish until it’s well mixed.   There will be some liquid left in the bowl that isn’t part of the slime, and that’s fine.

Step 4: Pat the slime with a paper towel so you get rid of liquid.

Important Notes

It’s not good to breathe in iron oxide powder.  This is why we mixed the iron in with the liquid starch.

These magnets are EXTREMELY STRONG! Don’t try to separate your magnets when you get them.  Keep them AWAY from all electronics!

Adapted From: http://frugalfun4boys.com/2014/03/06/make-magnetic-slime/

Elephant’s Toothpaste

This experiment combines the two things everyone loves.  Lots of bubble foam and an EXPLOSION!  It’s one of our favorite experiments!  Today we’re going to try and make the biggest reaction.

WARNING:

  • ALWAYS WEAR GOGGLES AND GLOVES
  • DO UNDER PARENTAL SUPERVISION
  • DO OUTSIDE

You will need…

  • A large, clean beaker
  • 50 mL of 35% hydrogen peroxide8f1cf2522f77882c5f9f6dcb1c6465b0
  • 10 mL of potassium iodide
  • Liquid dish washing soap
  • 5-10 drops of food coloring
  • Small cups
  • Safety goggles

Pour your measured ingredients into small cups

Add 35% hydrogen peroxide

Add your dish soap and food coloring

Carefully add your potassium iodide and BACK AWAY QUICKLY!

Elephant toothpaste is the decomposition process of hydrogen peroxide, while yeast/ potassium iodide works as a catalyst to break down the hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. Soap will then mix with the oxygen and water, which turns into foam.

 

S’more Cups

Do you want to enjoy a delicious American classic from the comfort of your own home?Then make s’more cups!  These yummy treats taste really good on a cool summer night. These are good desserts for when you go camping or just at home!  So what are you waiting for?  Bring in the summer spirit with s’mores cups!

LJElWZfURa2iLwRDlSPR_10152966679277944.jpgINGREDIENTS

  • 7 whole graham crackers (1 cup/250 mL finely crushed)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) powdered sugar tbsp (90 mL) butter, melted
  • 4 bars (1.55 oz or 43 g each) milk chocolate candy, divided
  • 12 large marshmallows

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).   Place graham crackers into a large resealable plastic bag.  Finely crush into crumbs.  Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and butter in a small batter bowl.  Using a small scoop place scant scoop of crumb mixture in each cup of a baking pan.  Press crumbs to form shallow cups with a mini tart shaper.  Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling.  Meanwhile, break two of the candy bars into rectangles. Remove pan from oven; place one rectangle into each cup.
  2. Cut marshmallows in half crosswise using a knife dipped in cold water. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup. Return to oven 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are just slightly softened. Remove from oven to a cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Carefully remove cups from pan. Cool completely.
  3. Break remaining candy bars and place in a bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1-1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Dip the top of each marshmallow in melted chocolate. Turn top-side up and let stand 40 minutes-1 hour or until set.

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  • 24  servings of 1 cup

NUTRIENTS PER SAVING

Calories 100, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 60 mg, Fiber 0 g

Glowing Rainbow Slime

Sure… glow in the dark slime is fun.  And so is rainbow slime.  But what if we combined them?  This cool slime is a way to play with colors and light!
You will need….
1) Corn Starch
2) Water
3) Fluorescent paint (The more colors the better)
4) Black UV Light
5) Container to play and store your rainbow slime
Pour corn starch into your container and then add your water. You don’t need to measure this just pour the water onto the corn starch and mix until you get a slimey consistency. The more rainbow slime you want to make the more corn starch and water you use. Just experiment around with what works best for the amount of people who will be playing with it.

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Once you have a good slimey consistency add your fluorescent paint to the top of your mixture and then begin to stir.  (Turn on your black UV light if you are using the fluorescent paint).  Enjoy!

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