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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 do I see colour?

How do I see colour?

Build a sun catcher that allows you to see the various colours in white light.

How can you see underwater?

How can you see underwater?

Discover an easy way to better see objects underwater.

How can I move water with just a comb?

How can I move water with just a comb?

Learn how static electricity can move water

How can I make an egg float?

How can I make an egg float?

Explore the concept of density in this simple experiment.

How big were dinosaurs?

How big were dinosaurs?

Learn about the relative size and scale of different dinosaurs.

How much air do I breathe in?

How much air do I breathe in?

Explore a simple method to measure the volume of air your lungs can hold.

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

With simple materials, explore how greenhouses gases affect temperature.

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Explore the differences between baking soda and baking powder.

Is it a liquid or a solid?

Is it a liquid or a solid?

Investigate the properties of an unusual fluid.

How does sound travel?

How does sound travel?

Explore how sound travels using simple materials.

How can I write secret messages?

How can I write secret messages?

Learn how to write a secret message using an acid-base reaction.

How can I make my own weighing scale?

How can I make my own weighing scale?

Explore how to make a simple spring scale.

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.

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