Use a chemical reaction to uncover a secret message.
Discover how materials can behave differently when their state of matter changes.
Magic Floating Carrot
Explore density by creating a solution.
Explore solutions and crystals while making your own rock candy!
Discover how temperature effects how things dissolve.
Up in The Clouds
Learn the many different types of clouds.
Touchable Rain Clouds
Learn what it takes to make a rain cloud.
Determine what conditions create a vortex.
Go Bag Challenge
Determine what it takes to be prepared for dangerous weather conditions.
Mixing Up a Storm
Determine what conditions create a thunderstorm.
Smells are made of nano-sized molecules.
Ready, Set, Fizz!
Surface area effects chemical reactions.
Light reacts differently with nano-sized surfaces.
Determine why nanoscientists need special tools.
A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.
Flexibility affects how far your muscles can stretch and how easy it is to do other exercises.
Different carbs break down in different ways once we eat them.
Packages of the same size can have very different serving sizes.
Endurance affects how much activity you can do without getting tired.
Calories fuel us, but sometimes we need to burn extra calories off.
Create your own anemometer to measure wind speed.
Create your own thermometer to measure the temperature.
Create your own barometer to measure atmospheric air pressure.
Build your own hygrometer to measure atmospheric humidity (water in the air).
Create and keep a weather journal using the weather instruments you created.
Where's That Exoplanet?
Simulate one method scientists use to discover planets orbiting distant stars.
Practice engineering and design by making your own rockets.
Use familiar objects to determine the Science relative size of planets in our solar system.
Determine how craters form and what they can tell us about the object that made them.
Determine what it takes to protect astronauts from landing impact.
Observe how roots give water to the rest of the tree.
Aquifer in Cup
Make a model of the Memphis Sand Aquifer.
Create your own mini ecosystem!
Homemade Bug Vacuum
Discover biodiversity in your own backyard!
Dissect a Flower
Use this Spring to learn about plants!
See the effects of pressure and chemistry attractive forces on water.
Growing and Shrinking Egg
Discover osmosis by observing it in action.
Discover "what makes a color," using a Chemistry real laboratory technique.
Chemistry Keeps you Clean
Water alone has a hard time removing dirt and germs from your hands. Learn why soap helps.
Gum & Chocolate
Discover how different materials behave and change, and how they interact with each other.
Pocket Solar System
Model our cosmic neighborhood.
Moon Phase Flashlight
Get a close-up look at the different phases of the moon.
Create a Sundial
Use the sun to tell time.
Celestial Connect the Dots
Learn about constellations.
Astronaut Glove Box
Create a glove box to study rocks like an astronaut.
Use eggs to demonstrate how the composition of the Earth affects its motion.
Determine why seismic waves move slowly through sand.
Demonstrate a sedimentary rock formation with household items.
Paleontology at Home
Learn how trace fossils are formed and make your own!
The Bulging Ball
Determine why the Earth bulges at the Equator.
One of the predictable properties of matter is that it seeks to be in balance. See how this relates to air pressure.
Learn about light's properties by creating your own home theater out of a shoebox and magnifying glass!
Liquids of different densities do not mix, and less dense liquids float on top of more dense ones. See for yourself.
How does the shape of a lens affect its magnification? Try this experiment and find out.
Have you ever observed spiders or tiny insects walking across the surface of water in a pond or mud puddle? Are the bugs really “walking on water”? Learn how they do it!