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Wash Away

Demonstrate hydraulic mining.

Wash Away - Activity at Home

Vanishing Water

Determine why lakes dry up.

Vanishing Water - Activity at Home

Sampler

Demonstrate core sampling.

Sampler - Activity at Home

Edible Rock Cycle

Demonstrate how different types of rocks are formed.

Edible Rock Cycle - Activity at Home

Shifting

Demonstrate evidence for plate tectonics.

Shifting - Activity at Home

DIY Thunder

Demonstrate the production of thunder.

DIY Thunder - Activity at Home

DIY Lightning

Make lightning at home!

DIY Lightning - Activity at Home

Why is The Sky Blue?

Determine why the sky is blue.

Why is The Sky Blue? - Activity at Home

Window Water Cycle

Learn about the water cycle.

Window Water Cycle - Activity at Home

Dew Point

Determine how color affects dew point.

Dew Point - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Ant Bridges

Determine how ants build bridges.

Ant Bridges - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Termite Mounds

Determine what structures are found inside of a termite mound.

Termite Mounds - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Wasp Nests

Make your own wasp nest building material.

Wasp Nests - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Spider Webs

Determine some of the kinds of webs that different spider species create.

Spider Webs - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Beehives

Determine the inner structure of a beehive.

Beehives - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Prairie Dog Towns

Learn how prairie dog burrows create a thriving ecosystem.

 Prairie Dog Towns - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Bird Nests

Determine what it takes to make a bird nest.

Bird Nests - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Beaver Dams

Determine what it takes to build a beaver dam.

Beaver Dams - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture - Coral Reef

Determine what makes a coral reef.

Coral Reef - Activity at Home

Amazing Animal Architecture: Ant Colonies

Build an ant farm to observe colonies in real-time.

Ant Colonies - Activity at Home

Seeing Sound

Demonstrate how you can see sound vibrations.

Seeing Sound - Activity at Home

Noisy Cup

How much noise can you make with a paper cup?

Noisy Cup - Activity at Home

Micro Scents

How can perfume get into a sealed balloon?

Micro Scents - Activity at Home

Light Path

What path does light follow?

Light Path - Activity at Home

Make a Prism

How can you make a prism with water?

Make a Prism - Activity at Home

Creating Compost

Compost organic materials to help the environment.

Creating Compost - Activity at Home

Strawberry DNA

Extract visible strands of DNA from a strawberry!

Strawberry DNA - Activity at Home

Plant Dye

Create your own colorful dyes using plant materials!

Plant Dye - Activity at Home

Leaf Chromatography

See all the different pigments contained in a leaf.

Leaf Chromatography - Activity at Home

Botany Hunt

See what plants grow in your neighborhood!

Botany Hunt - Activity at Home

Red Spot

Demonstrate the movement in Jupiter’s red spot.

Jupiter's Red Spot - Activity at Home

Jupiter's Glimmer

Determine why Jupiter’s ring shines.

Jupiter's Glimmer - Activity at Home

Quicker

How does distance affect a planet’s period of revolution?

Quicker - Activity at Home

Thick Air

Discover why Venus’ atmosphere is so hard to see through.

Thick Air - Activity at Home

Hot Natured

Why is Venus so hot?

Hot Natured - Activity at Home

Swinging Pendulums

Build a pendulum and explore the Laws of Motion.

Swinging Pendulums - Activity at Home

Rubber Band Car

Build a self-propelling car.

Rubber Band Car - Activity at Home

Marshmallow Challenge

Build a spaghetti tower and test your engineering skills.

Marshmallow Challenge - Activity at Home

Egg Drop Challenge

Drop an uncooked egg from 10 feet without breaking it.

Egg Drop Challenge - Activity at Home

Bridge Battle

Build two different bridges to see which is strongest!

Bridge Battle - Activity at Home

Spectroscope

Demonstrate how different light sources diffract.

Spectroscope - Activity at Home

Precession

Demonstrate the movement of the earth’s axis.

Precession - Activity at Home

Pop-Rocket

Create a model rocket and launch it into the air.

Pop-Rocket - Activity at Home

Orbiting Objects

Demonstrate how gravity works around large bodies in space.

Orbiting Objects - Activity at Home

Eclipse

Demonstrate how the earth, sun, and moon create eclipses.

Eclipse - Activity at Home

Creating Craters

Study how craters are made and what they teach us about the Earth.

Creating Craters - Activity at Home 

Jell-O Earthquake

Design a building that can withstand an earthquake!

Jell-O Earthquake - Activity at Home

Miniature Erosion

Simulate different types erosion on a hand-made mountain.

Miniature Erosion - Activity at Home

Eggshell Geode

Create crystal geodes inside empty eggshells.

Eggshell Geode - Activity at Home

Chocolate Rock Cycle

Explore the rock cycle using chocolate.

Chocolate Rock Cycle - Activity at Home

Invisible Ink

Use a chemical reaction to uncover a secret message.

Invisible Ink - Activity at Home

Floating Ice

Discover how materials can behave differently when their state of matter changes.

Floating Ice - Activity at Home

Magic Floating Carrot

Explore density by creating a solution.

Magic Floating Carrot - Activity at Home

Chemistry Rocks

Explore solutions and crystals while making your own rock candy!

Chemistry Rocks - Activity at Home

Disappearing Candy

Discover how temperature effects how things dissolve.

Disappearing Candy - Activity at Home

Up in The Clouds

Learn the many different types of clouds.

Up in The Clouds - Activity at Home

Touchable Rain Clouds

Learn what it takes to make a rain cloud.

Touchable Rain Clouds - Activity at Home

Mini Vortex

Determine what conditions create a vortex.

Mini Vortex - Activity at Home

Go Bag Challenge

Determine what it takes to be prepared for dangerous weather conditions.

Go Bag Challenge - Activity at Home

Mixing Up a Storm

Determine what conditions create a thunderstorm.

Mixing Up a Storm - Activity at Home

Smelly Balloons

Smells are made of nano-sized molecules.

Smelly Balloons - Activity at Home

Ready, Set, Fizz!

Surface area effects chemical reactions.

Ready, Set, Fizz! - Activity at Home

Rainbow Films

Light reacts differently with nano-sized surfaces.

Rainbow Films - Activity at Home

Mitten Challenge

Determine why nanoscientists need special tools.

Mitten Challenge - Mitten Challenge

Measure Up

A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.

Measure Up - Activity at Home

Waist Twists

Flexibility affects how far your muscles can stretch and how easy it is to do other exercises.

Waist Twists - Activity at Home

Dissolving Carbs

Different carbs break down in different ways once we eat them.

Dissolving Carbs - Activity at Home

Serving Size

Packages of the same size can have very different serving sizes.

Serving Size - Activity at Home

Lunges

Endurance affects how much activity you can do without getting tired.

Lunges - Activity at Home

Burning Calories

Calories fuel us, but sometimes we need to burn extra calories off.

Burning Calories - Activity at Home

Anemometer

Create your own anemometer to measure wind speed.

Anemometer - Activity at Home

Thermometer

Create your own thermometer to measure the temperature.

Thermometer - Activity at Home

Barometer

Create your own barometer to measure atmospheric air pressure.

Barometer - Activity at Home

Hygrometer

Build your own hygrometer to measure atmospheric humidity (water in the air).

Hygrometer - Activity at Home

Weather Journal

Create and keep a weather journal using the weather instruments you created.

Weather Journal - Activity at Home

Where's That Exoplanet?

Simulate one method scientists use to discover planets orbiting distant stars.

Where's That Exoplanet? - Activity at Home

Straw Rockets

Practice engineering and design by making your own rockets.

Straw Rockets - Activity at Home

Planetary Scale

Use familiar objects to determine the Science relative size of planets in our solar system.

Planetary Scale - Activity at Home

Greater Craters

Determine how craters form and what they can tell us about the object that made them.

Greater Craters - Activity at Home

Astronaut Lander

Determine what it takes to protect astronauts from landing impact.

Astronaut Lander - Activity at Home

Capillary Action

Observe how roots give water to the rest of the tree.

Capillary Action - Activity at Home

Aquifer in Cup

Make a model of the Memphis Sand Aquifer.

Aquifer in  Cup - Activity at Home

DIY Terrarium

Create your own mini ecosystem!

DIY Terrarium - Activity at Home

Homemade Bug Vacuum

Discover biodiversity in your own backyard!

Homemade Bug Vacuum - Activity at Home

Dissect a Flower

Use this Spring to learn about plants!

Dissect a Flower - Activity at Home

Anti-Gravity Water

See the effects of pressure and chemistry attractive forces on water.

Anti-Gravity Water - Activity at Home

Growing and Shrinking Egg

Discover osmosis by observing it in action.

Growing and Shrinking Egg - Activity at Home

Colorful Chemistry

Discover "what makes a color," using a Chemistry real laboratory technique.

Colorful Chemistry - Activity at Home

Chemistry Keeps you Clean

Water alone has a hard time removing dirt and germs from your hands. Learn why soap helps. 

Chemistry Keeps you Clean - Activity at Home

Gum & Chocolate

Discover how different materials behave and change, and how they interact with each other.

Gum & Chocolate - Activity at Home

Pocket Solar System

Model our cosmic neighborhood.

Pocket Solar System - Activity at Home

Moon Phase Flashlight

Get a close-up look at the different phases of the moon.

Moon Phase Flashlight - Activity at Home

Create a Sundial

Use the sun to tell time.

Create a Sundial - Activity at Home

Celestial Connect the Dots

Learn about constellations.

Celestial Connect the Dots - Activity at Home

Astronaut Glove Box

Create a glove box to study rocks like an astronaut.

Astronaut Glove Box - Activity at Home

The Wobbler

Use eggs to demonstrate how the composition of the Earth affects its motion.

The Wobbler - Activity at Home

Slower

Determine why seismic waves move slowly through sand.

Slower - Activity at Home

Sedimentary Sandwich

Demonstrate a sedimentary rock formation with household items.

Sedimentary Sandwich - Activity at Home

Paleontology at Home

Learn how trace fossils are formed and make your own!

Paleontology at Home - Activity at Home

The Bulging Ball

Determine why the Earth bulges at the Equator.

The Bulging Ball - Activity at Home

Backwards Blow

One of the predictable properties of matter is that it seeks to be in balance. See how this relates to air pressure.

Backwards Blow - Activity at Home

Home Theater

Learn about light's properties by creating your own home theater out of a shoebox and magnifying glass!

Home Theater - Activity at Home

Density Parfait

Liquids of different densities do not mix, and less dense liquids float on top of more dense ones. See for yourself.

Density Parfait - Activity at Home

Shape Up

How does the shape of a lens affect its magnification? Try this experiment and find out.

Shape Up - Activity at Home

Runaway Pepper

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!

Runaway Pepper - Activity at Home

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