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Chili peppers often appear in salsas and other dishes, and add a heat that you might love or hate. But do you know why chili peppers are hot? After all, they are a fruit—what could be the evolutionary benefit of making someone blush and sweat, or setting their heart racing? In this chemistry lesson, learn about the varying heat levels of peppers, the chemical reactions behind the hot and painful sensations they produce, and why high levels of heat can mean protection for a pepper plant.


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Explore Spanish inside and out with Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids! In this lesson, follow Eli and Gracie as they meet up with Andy and ask him about what he likes. You’ll learn how to say, “inside” and “outside” and memorize some basic verbs like “to have” and “to want.” Finally, test your skills with a rapid review of everything you’ve learned in the past three lessons.


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Why wear boring old flip flops when you could customize them to your own style? Sophie's World teaches you how to decorate flip flops with felt, markers, fleece, or bling - such as beads, rhinestones, and sequins. This is a great craft for kids or adults, and when you're finished you'll have a new glamorous or extra cozy pair of homemade sandals!


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This Advent Calendar is a gift that kids can make for their parents! This lesson shows you step by step how to make an advent calendar. Think of things you can do to help your parents in December, write or draw every promise on a little piece of paper and put them in the Christmas ornaments. For teachers, the lesson attachment has a link to a free companion document containing writing suggestions and sample drawings. Music courtesy of Davenport Productions, used under license.


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Keep your keys chained up with the threat of mutually assured destruction. Goofy scientist Myles Power shows off his radioactive keychain, and along the way explains how gaseous tritium, an isotope of hydrogen used to improve the explosive power of nuclear bombs, can serve as a light source through the power of radioluminscence. Warning: do not crack, swallow, or inhale!


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The Nerd Report picks up the gauntlet thrown down by a physicist and answers the question: Is molten glass transparent? As he explores the answer, learn about ground and high energy states of electrons and hear why regular glass is transparent. Discover black body radiation (both the kind you can't see and the kind you can), and the final hypothesis on molten glass soon will become transparent.


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Learn how to make homemade soap! Homemade soaps are especially great for party favors or hostess gifts. In this lesson from The O’Neil Sisters, discover all the basics of soapmaking at home. You’ll learn how to select and prepare the soap, colorant, and scents, as well as how to package your finished products for cute party gifts.


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Create a cute little beaded guy to put on a keychain or necklace. Great craft for summer camps, birthday parties, cottage activites and rainy days.


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Face painting has the power to transform anyone into a lion, a butterfly, or a faerie queen--children and adults alike! Whether you are looking for a way to increase your income, or are simply fascinated by theatrical makeup, getting started face painting is easier than you might think! In this lesson, Mandi Ilene teaches you how to get going: from what basic supplies you should always have, to paint and glitter recommendations.


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Did you know that Saint Patrick was actually British? What about the fact that he was once a slave, and escaped to study and become a bishop? Or that his given name was actually Maewyn Succat? In this lesson from Jeremiah Warren, unleash your inner Irish by learning all about the life and legends of the man who spent thirty years travelling Ireland converting pagans to Christianity.


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Learn about Saint Patrick and submit a photo or video showing how you celebrated the holiday!

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Want to get your homemade pendant necklace to hang in just the right place? Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make an adjustable necklace cord that can be altered to suit your fancy. You'll just need a waxed cotton cord, 2 end cap springs, your necklace pendant, and a pair of pliers. This cord is simple to make, simple to adjust, and simple to wear!


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If you like to follow trends, or are simply looking for a fun and easy way to mix up your jewelry collection, this lesson from Craft Klatch is for you! Discover how fun and easy it is to make rings with glass stones, using nail polish and glitter to create different designs that can be matched to any outfit, or customized to make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. And since this craft can be completed using items from your nearest dollar store, your options are seriously limitless.


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Does DNA sometimes seem imaginary, like the Tooth Fairy? Everyone learns about it in high school biology, but have you ever actually seen DNA? Well, with Myles Power’s help you can. In this lesson, learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry. Using only common household items like dish soap, table salt, and paper towels, you too can draw out the genetic material that makes a strawberry a strawberry. This experiment is easy, but amazing, and proves that science is totally fun.


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Details make all the difference when you use face paint to create a fantastical and colorful Dragon Mask. In this lesson, face paint artist Mandi Ilene shows you how to paint a Dragon Mask in easy-to-follow steps. Learn to use sponges to blend a color base. Then use brushes to paint, highlight, and add defining details to your face paint design. Perfect for parties, Halloween, or masquerades, this Dragon Mask can be modified for women or men.


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Looking for a great chemistry experiment to impress your friends? How about one in which an orange solution changes colors when you shake it, but always turns back orange? It’s quick, fun, colorful, and sure to grab attention. Learn how to do this color change chemistry experiment that requires only five ingredients and provides the perfect visual aid to explain the chemical processes of oxidation and reduction. Science is so fun!


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Glass stones can be used as decorations around the house, as the “sand” in a fish tank or the filler in a vase. But in this lesson from Craft Klatch, discover how easy it is to turn these simple pieces of glass into beautiful works of art, perfect for making jewelry with. Beth demonstrates how to marble your stones, using simply a cup of water, some nail polish, and a needle tool. Once your stone is dipped, simply let it dry and add a back coat of nail polish to really make the colors pop!


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Don't want to be without some emergency paracord? Why not carry it with you and accessorise at the same time? Outdoor Concepts teaches you to braid paracord into a bracelet, burn the edges to prevent fraying, and then create an adjustable strap so that it's easy to slip on and off. Cute and practical, you never know when this particular fashion statement might come in handy!


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Jewelry not only says a lot about a person, but it also makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift—especially when it’s handcrafted. But you don’t have to be an artisan metalworker or glass blower to create unique and gorgeous designs. In this lesson from Craft Klatch, learn how easy and fun it is to make a unique resin pendant using nail polish. These pendants are so modifiable and quick to make, you won’t be able to stop at one!


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Make waves by learning how your microwave works! The Nerd Report explains how the magnetron, a copper tube inside your microwave, generates magnetic waves and flips water at great speed molecules to generate heat. This lesson also includes a very cheesy experiment to calculate how heat moves throughout your microwave oven and calculate the frequency of the magnetic waves.


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