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You only need rubber band, bottle cups, a small plastic pipe (anything which looks like a small pipe), broomstick, glue, button (flad bead or washer) and make this simple toy which resembles a hoverboard. You can discuss elasticity, and the energy stored in a rubber band which when unwinds moves the toy. Also kids can learn about wheels and how they are fixed in moving objects like cars, bicyles etc.

By cutting the end of a straw you can create a reed instrument that you can actually play a tune on. You can also learn some things about the science of sound and music.

Also look at this video to make a reed based flute only with straws. Looks simple but you need to try this with your students.

Press fit a stiff straw near the base of a stiff plastic bottle. Now place a balloon in the bottle and stretch its mouth on the bottle. On sucking from the stiff straw the balloon will inflate inside the bottle. Fill the balloon with water and screw the lid. The lid has a thin stiff straw). Open the lower straw end. The balloon will shrink and water will gush out into a beautiful fountain.

Remember, the lead child character in the film 'Taare Zameen Par' Ishan. He made a flipbook, the most basic form of animation.

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