English Instructables

Did you miss the Science Bus on its tour? Don’t worry, we’ve uploaded all our workshop material in several different languages so you can continue experimenting at home. Get all our instructables in English below!

Download the DIY instructions below. Print these double-sided (always the most sustainable choice) on plain paper. Now fold the paper twice, leading to a small booklet with the title in front. Ready!

DIY Yogurt
Making your own yogurt is easy, healthy and tastes great. Discover how to transform ordinary milk into yogurt with the help of some friendly bacteria. Download and print the instructable below, gather your ingredients and get started!
Download the English instructable here

pH Meter
How acidic is the water? And how about the soil? Examine the acidity of the soil, your (home made) yogurt, soda or the water in your area using something as simple as red cabbage. Download and print the instructable below, gather your ingredients and get started!
Download the English instructable here

DIY phone charger
What if there is a power failure and you have to charge your cell phone? With these instructions you can build your own charger that works with a bicycle dynamo. This way, you can produce electricity by using your muscles!
Download the English instructable here

Make your own soap
What is soap? And how does it work? Soap removes bacteria from your hands, which is important for your health and gives a clean feeling. Find out more and follow the instructions in the download below to make your own soap.
Download the English instructable here

Bacteria detector
Are bacteria good, bad, or both? How clean are your hands? Discover how well your (homemade) soap works by testing how many bacteria are still on your hands after washing. For this experiment you need nutrient agar (to grow the bacteria), find instructions on how to make this here. After that you can start your experiment with the instructions in this download:
Download the English instructable here

DIY sunscreen
If you stay in the sun for too long, your skin will burn. This is not caused by the heat, but by the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. A sunburn is painful, but also increases the risk of getting skin cancer. It is therefore important to protect yourself against the sun with sunscreen. Follow the instructions and make your own sunscreen at home.
Download the English instructable here

Test your sunscreen
By making a UV-meter you can test how well your (homemade) sunscreen blocks ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Ultraviolet waves are invisible, but are always around us. How can you make them visible? Follow the instructions from the download below and make your own UV meter.
Download the English instructable here

Grow your own vegetables
What is the recipe for fertile soil or good compost? A little acid, a little limestone, a little…? Make an experimental garden and learn more about the life of plants. Download and print this template first to build the boxes for the plants. After this get started with these instructions:
Download the English instructions here

Particulate Matter Meter
We can’t see them, but do inhale them every day: particulate matter, one of the most harmful forms of air pollution. Make your own low-tech particulate matter meter with the help of an empty milk carton and discover how healthy your environment really is.
Download the English instructable here

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