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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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What is immiscibility?

What is immiscibility?

Explore how the properties of substances affect how well they will mix together.

How much power is generated when climbing a set of stairs?

How much power is generated when climbing a set of stairs?

Learn how to calculate the power generated when climbing a set of stairs.

What is your weight on another planet?

What is your weight on another planet?

Perform a simple calculation to see how gravity affects your weight.

What happens when acids and bases mix?

What happens when acids and bases mix?

Make an indicator solution and do an experiment to test the acidity of different solutions.

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.

Why Do Raisins Dance In Soda Pop?

Why Do Raisins Dance In Soda Pop?

Explore gases and density using simple materials.

Why Do Oil And Water Not Mix?

Why Do Oil And Water Not Mix?

Explore the role of density in the mixing of liquids.

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.

Neuron

Is Feeling Always Believing?

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

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.

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.

Hoover

How Do Vacuum Cleaners Work?

Investigate the action of a vacuum cleaner.

Polar Bear

How Do Animals Stay Warm In The Winter?

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

Popcorn Kernels

How Can You Make Popcorn Kernels Dance?

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

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