Activities: Try these!

Explore and discover the world around you by asking questions, investigating possible solutions and experimenting with objects you find in your daily life! Our database of hands-on/minds-on at-home activities is a great place for families to start exploring. Take a look around your home or backyard — science can be found everywhere!

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How can I make glue?

How can I make glue?

Learn how to make a natural glue using milk.

How can I make a vortex cannon?

How can I make a vortex cannon?

Explore the power of air to knock over a cup pyramid!

What speeds up a chemical reaction?

What speeds up a chemical reaction?

Create a speedy reaction with this 'Elephant's Toothpaste' activity.

Why can we see shadows at night?

Why can we see shadows at night?

Why can we see shadows at night?

What would happen if a meteor hit Earth?

What would happen if a meteor hit Earth?

Use a model to explore the effect of a meteor hitting Earth.

What uses electricity?

What uses electricity?

Discover the many ways we use electricity every day.

What kinds of transportation are there?

What kinds of transportation are there?

Explore different forms of transportation.

What is an exothermic reaction?

What is an exothermic reaction?

Learn about exothermic reactions with this simple investigation.

What happens when we mix liquids?

What happens when we mix liquids?

Explore the mixing of different liquids.

What causes ocean currents?

What causes ocean currents?

Explore the role of water temperature in the creation of ocean currents.

What are the effects of acid rain on rocks?

What are the effects of acid rain on rocks?

Explore the effects of acid rain on rocks and minerals.

What are curds and whey?

What are curds and whey?

Explore the chemical reaction that is in involved in making curds and whey.

How is food packaged?

How is food packaged?

Explore the types and uses of different forms of packaging.

 How does rain become acidic?

How does rain become acidic?

Explore how to measure acidity using a cabbage.

How can we make a paddle boat?

How can we make a paddle boat?

Make a paddle boat to explore energy and motion.

How can I make a volcano?

How can I make a volcano?

Make a model of a volcano using a simple chemical reaction.

How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I make a bottle rocket?

Build a rocket that moves using air pressure.

How does detergent work?

How does detergent work?

Investigate the effect of detergent on the mixing of different substances.

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