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Underwater Terminator

It is not an animal or disease. It is a collective name given to plants, which live underwater. Algae do not have specialised body parts such as roots, stems and leaves. They range in size from very tiny cells to 30 metre long weeds.

Blow a Puppet

Blow a Puppet

It’s a great idea for a party – ask all the children and adults to make balloon puppets. The things you need: Balloons Coloured wool Glazed paper sheets in different colours Adhesive Scissors Thread Step 1: Blow the balloons and knot them.

Its your day to Rain

Its your day to Rain

Shower everywhere its dry and spread the aroma of wet mud all over. All you need is: A Hot Water Bag. A Wooden Cork. Plastic tube. Plastic shower.

The Magnetic Knife

The Magnetic Knife

The Magnetic Knife [Illustrations by Shiju George] A knife magnetically clings to your hands! All you need is: One table knife. Step 1: Interweave your fingers as in Figure 1, but don’t pick up the knife yet.

Make a Sachet

Make a Sachet

Make a Sachet [Illustrations by Shinod AP] Are there are any old T-shirts lying at home and in danger of becoming dusters? Rescue one of them and your creative work begins!

Eat the Candle

Eat the Candle

Show everyone that you can eat a candle by performing this easy trick. The things you need: Banana Knife A small candle Matchbox Step 1: Take a banana and cut it in the shape of a rectangle as shown in the figure below.

For the Olympic Heights of Stamina

For the Olympic Heights of Stamina

September 7: The horse is a symbol of strength, power and stamina. Ever wondered about the secret behind its energy? It is the kind of food the animal eats. Ask the person who has to keep up the energy levels of one of the world’s costliest racehorses, Fusaichi Pegasus, worth all of $4 million (approximately 1.

Against the Law of Gravity

Against the Law of Gravity

When an apple fell on Newton’s head, he formulated the law of gravity. According to this law, every object is attracted towards the centre of the earth with a force called the gravitational force. But if Newton were to see this ring suspended in mid-air without any support, one wonders what he would have done.

High Performance, Low Pollution

With the number of vehicles and industries growing at an alarming rate in India, pollution levels are also shooting up. Most of us go about our daily lives feeling the impact of pollution in smarting eyes and asthmatic sighs, but we do not do much beyond talking about it.

Decorate Eggs for Easter

Decorate Eggs for Easter

Don’t let this Easter pass by without enjoying an egg rolling competition. And for more fun, decorate the eggs. The things you need: Paints Paint brushes Wool Coloured paper Scissors Glue Step 1: Pierce the egg at one end and drain the egg white and the yolk.

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