Create a model of Earth's layers.
Make a Seismograph
See how a simple seismograph records ground motion.
Observe how crystals form.
Determine the formation of stalagmites and stalactites.
Learn how temperature affects the behavior of rocks in the Earth's crust and mantle!
Build your own wind vane to tell you which direction the wind is blowing.
Create your own rain gauge to measure rainfall.
More or Less
Discover the effects of surface temperature on dew formation.
Discover the importance of water conservation.
Sinkhole in A Cup
Discover how sinkholes form.
Learn about the history of Ivory soap by turning it into a fluffy cloud!
Find out which cleaner shines pennies better.
Pop Rocks Reaction
Inflate a balloon using only Pop Rocks and soda.
Create an expanding foam that looks like toothpaste being squeezed out of a tube.
Bubbling Lava Lamp
Create a fun lava lamp with household items.
Super Strong Eggs
See how much weight an egg can hold without breaking!
Miniature Water Cycle
Observe the water cycle in action!
Observe how plants absorb water.
Replicate Arctic animal adaptations to stay warm in freezing environments.
Build a bird feeder for local wildlife.
Take it From The Top
Balance blocks that seem to defy gravity.
Discover how physics, not luck, determines which side faces Physics up when toast falls.
DIY Solar Oven
Harness the sun's energy to heat a tasty snack!
Discover how colored filters absorb and transmit light.
Suspend a ball in a stream of air!
Determine how solar energy affects ocean salinity (saltiness).
Determine the effect of centrifugal force on tides.
Create a model of the layers of the ocean.
Determine why the ocean is not frozen at the poles.
Edible Ocean Layers
Create a model of the layers of the ocean.
Make your own megaphone with items from your house.
Make your own miniature drums with items from your house.
Make your own miniature banjo with items from your house.
Take advantage of an object's natural resonance to create sound.
Make your own xylophone with items from your house.
Build a model to experiment with energy and wave motion.
Experiment With Mini Golf
Make your own golf course and experiment with force.
Explore physical changes with crayons to make art.
Create a pendulum to observe how the trajectory of a free moving object changes.
Ice Melting Race
Discover why ice cubes melt faster in the sun than in the shade.
Create your own well.
Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and walls.
Fold a paper airplane and then bend a corner to see how that changes its flight path.
Observe how stored tension can turn into force.
Make a Map
Explore how maps use colors, shapes, and symbols to represent features on a landscape.
Cup Tower Challenge
Engineer a tower using plastic cups.
Discover the role plants play in preventing erosion.
Discover how a graded bedding forms.
See the water cycle in action and discover how it separates clean water from soil and dirt.
Observe convection in action.
Building a Levee
Learn about how levees and related structures fail and how to make them stronger.
Learn about plate tectonics and how mountains, volcanoes, and islands are formed.
Learn about aquifers and ground contaminants.
Color Changing Flowers
Learn how water travels through a cut flower.
Make clear planters to watch your plants sprout and grow.
Demonstrate hydraulic mining.
Determine why lakes dry up.
Demonstrate core sampling.
Edible Rock Cycle
Demonstrate how different types of rocks are formed.
Demonstrate evidence for plate tectonics.
Demonstrate the production of thunder.
Make lightning at home!
Why is The Sky Blue?
Determine why the sky is blue.
Window Water Cycle
Learn about the water cycle.
Determine how color affects dew point.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Ant Bridges
Determine how ants build bridges.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Termite Mounds
Determine what structures are found inside of a termite mound.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Wasp Nests
Make your own wasp nest building material.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Spider Webs
Determine some of the kinds of webs that different spider species create.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Beehives
Determine the inner structure of a beehive.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Prairie Dog Towns
Learn how prairie dog burrows create a thriving ecosystem.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Bird Nests
Determine what it takes to make a bird nest.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Beaver Dams
Determine what it takes to build a beaver dam.
Amazing Animal Architecture - Coral Reef
Determine what makes a coral reef.
Amazing Animal Architecture: Ant Colonies
Build an ant farm to observe colonies in real-time.
Demonstrate how you can see sound vibrations.
How much noise can you make with a paper cup?
How can perfume get into a sealed balloon?
What path does light follow?
Make a Prism
How can you make a prism with water?
Compost organic materials to help the environment.
Extract visible strands of DNA from a strawberry!
Create your own colorful dyes using plant materials!
See all the different pigments contained in a leaf.
See what plants grow in your neighborhood!
Demonstrate the movement in Jupiter’s red spot.
Determine why Jupiter’s ring shines.
How does distance affect a planet’s period of revolution?
Discover why Venus’ atmosphere is so hard to see through.
Why is Venus so hot?
Build a pendulum and explore the Laws of Motion.
Rubber Band Car
Build a self-propelling car.
Build a spaghetti tower and test your engineering skills.
Egg Drop Challenge
Drop an uncooked egg from 10 feet without breaking it.
Build two different bridges to see which is strongest!
Demonstrate how different light sources diffract.
Demonstrate the movement of the earth’s axis.
Create a model rocket and launch it into the air.
Demonstrate how gravity works around large bodies in space.
Demonstrate how the earth, sun, and moon create eclipses.
Study how craters are made and what they teach us about the Earth.
Design a building that can withstand an earthquake!
Simulate different types erosion on a hand-made mountain.
Create crystal geodes inside empty eggshells.
Chocolate Rock Cycle
Explore the rock cycle using chocolate.
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!