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Activities: Try these!

At Let’s Talk Science, we encourage students, educators, families and communities to explore and discover the science in the world around us.

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Families & Communities

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!


Educators

For preschool and K-12 educators, we offer many opportunities to bring hands-on/minds-on activities into the classroom. Interested in the ways Let’s Talk Science supports science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) discovery? We invite you to check out our programs for children and youth of all ages.

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Super-Coaster

How Can I Build A Rollercoaster?

Design and build a rollercoaster to complete this exciting challenge!

Coin Stack

How Can I get a Quarter Through a Dime-Sized Hole?

Use creative problem solving to fit a quarter through a smaller sized hole.

Banana

How Can I Stop Bananas From Turning Brown?

Explore the cause of fruit browning and discover how to prevent it using a simple antioxidant.

Big Dipper

How Can I Tell Which Way Is North At Night?

Make a constellation viewer and learn about the North Star.

Popcorn Kernels

How Can You Make Popcorn Kernels Dance?

Explore a chemical reaction that can make popcorn 'dance'.

Polar Bear

How Do Animals Stay Warm In The Winter?

Using simple materials, explore the insulating effects of different materials.

Hoover

How Do Vacuum Cleaners Work?

Investigate the action of a vacuum cleaner.

How Does A Wheelbarrow Help you To Carry Heavy Loads

How Does A Wheelbarrow Help you To Carry Heavy Loads

Explore a variety of simple machines using everyday materials and tools.

How Does Water Move Up A Plant?

How Does Water Move Up A Plant?

Use a celery stalk to explore the movement of water in plants.

Neuron

Is Feeling Always Believing?

Explore how the body senses and adapts to hot and cold.

Oil Spill

What Is The Best Way To Clean Up An Oil Spill?

Explore the effectiveness of a variety of materials to clean up a small oil spill.

Why Do Oil And Water Not Mix?

Why Do Oil And Water Not Mix?

Explore the role of density in the mixing of liquids.

Why Is It Colder In The Winter Even Though The Earth Is Closer To The Sun?

Why Is It Colder In The Winter Even Though The Earth Is Closer To The Sun?

Create a model of the Earth and the Sun to explore the effect of the Earth's position on seasonal climate.