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It's Not Magic. It's Science!

In this one-time class, your student(s) will learn how to wow their friends and family with science tricks!
Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
522 total reviews for this teacher
125 reviews for this class
Completed by 578 learners
45 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times


Mon, Dec 19

Meet once (1 day)
4:00 – 4:45 PM

Fri, Jan 6, 2023

Meet once (1 day)
4:00 – 4:45 PM
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Class Experience

The student will learn how to perform a short magic show and the scientific principles behind each trick. 
Students are encouraged to try the tricks at home WITH ADULT SUPERVISION!
 1 file available upon enrollment
One page hand-out with each trick, directions, materials, and guiding scientific principle. Shopping List 2 balloons (a parent should inflate ONE balloon before class) 1 dry aluminum can 1 tissue 1 tablecloth or placemat or small towel 1 large bowl 1 ziplock bag (fill 1/2 with water) Some sharpened pencils 1 paper plate or 8-10 inch circle of card stock markers or crayons or colored pencils for coloring 1 20 oz bottle or something similar with a smaller opening 1/2 cup of vinegar or about 100 mL 2 tablespoons of baking soda or about 30 grams 1 funnel 1 spoon Optional rubber band
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Ashley McLaurin, BS Biology
Lives in the United States
Experienced Science Educator
522 total reviews
594 completed classes

About Me

Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! 

I am excited to share that this is my 11th year of teaching! I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas teaching certificate, and an... 
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