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September 04, 2020
Rhodes Offers Fall Rhodesology@Home Science Kits

LIMA, Ohio, September 4, 2020 – Rhodes State College is offering seven new Rhodesology@Home Kits for students in 2-4th and 5-8th grades. “These new Rhodesology@Home kits offer kids a fun, hands-on, and engaging learning experience at home,” said Ashley Hunter, Assistant Coordinator of Youth Programs at Rhodes State.

Fall Kits will be available October 1, 2020. For families with more than one child or for those who want to share the experience with a friend, the Buddy Box is available. Multiple children can use the main kit contents and activity sheets, and the Buddy Box add-on provides additional specialty items. All kits are $49 each and the Buddy Box is an additional $29 each. Kits can be ordered online at www.RhodesState.edu/Rhodesolody. Boxes can be scheduled for pick up or shipped direct for $25 per kit. Participants can choose from any of the following Rhodesology@Home Fall/Holiday kits:

Grades 2 – 4 Rhodesology@Home Kits

  • Down to a Science Kit - Discover a fun way to explore the world of science. Grow stalactite crystals, make your own magnetic or Styrofoam slime, burn steel wool without flame, or discover the different powers of density. Activities include: Lava Lamp, Jelly Droplets, Stunning Stalactite, Steel Wool Experiment, Magnetic Slime, Hot Ice, Super Bouncing Bubbles, Fizzing Slime, Density Experiment, and Styrofoam Slime.
  • Minute to Win It - How many marshmallows can you move with chopsticks? Can you move a cotton ball with your nose? Or balance dice on a stick? Challenge your body and brain with these quick--but not easy—games. Compete against yourself to beat your record or with friends! Activities include: One Minute Timer, A Bit Dicey, Cookie Face, Nose Dive, Paper Scraper, Puzzle Mania, Yank Me, Don’t Blow It, Noodling Around, Sushi Party, Stack Attack, Speed Eraser, and Pop Top.
  • Experimentation Food Science - Kids in the kitchen conducting different experiments –discovering how different edible ingredients react to each other. From edible slime to electric cornstarch these activities will show just how everyday foods can transform with a few steps. Activities include: Edible Slime, Glow in the dark Jell-O, Sorbet in a Bag, Candy Chromatography, Fizzy Sherbet, Stained Glass, Water Bubble, Kool Aid Crystals, and Electric Cornstarch.

Grades 5 – 8 Rhodesology@Home Kits

  • Exploring Engineering - Discover how things are made, build critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learn math and science through these building activities. Kit includes: Building Bridges, Hydraulic Elevator, Squishy Circuits, Design a Catapult, Slender Tower Challenge, Strongest Shapes, Pringles Ring, Propeller Powered Car, and Simple Pneumatic Machine.
  • Anatomy 101 - Curious about how the body works? Explore the body’s systems and the gross anatomy inside, how the body’s muscles work, and create your own lung in a bottle. Kit includes: Squishy Human Model, Make-a-Robotic Hand, Lung Creation, Label The Heart, Skeleton Muscle Playdoh, Circulatory System Color and Label, Playdoh Anatomy Creation, and Muscle System Labels.
  • Nature Heroes with Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District - You can be a Nature Hero. Explore nature around your home and be amazed with what you can find. Learn about what nature needs to survive, including food, water, shelter, and baby nurseries. Then improve the habitat in your yard and watch the beneficial wildlife flourish. Kit includes: Nature Journal, Habitat Inspection, Tree Identification, Moth Survey, Butterfly Garden, Bird Feeder, Wildlife Water Station, Field Sifter, Brush Pile, and Bee Nursery
  • Outside the Lines - Dive into the thrilling world of various forms of art making. Bring out your creative side. Uniqueness is key in this kit as you take an adventure through all things art and crafts. Kit includes: Loom Art, Jewelry Bead Making, Dream Catcher, Shrinky Dink, String Art, Tie Dye Shirt, Paper Quilling, and Scratch Art.
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