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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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What is white light?

What is white light?

Observe how light is made up of colours.

Why is rain not salty?

Why is rain not salty?

Observe the water cycle in action on a miniature scale.

Why is everything so small down there?

Why is everything so small down there?

Explore the perspectives of objects from a distance.

Which materials bounce?

Which materials bounce?

Explore the elastic properties of different materials.

Is it possible to change water into cola?

Is it possible to change water into cola?

Explore the concept of displacement using a simple ‘magic’ trick. 

Is a green apple always green?

Is a green apple always green?

Explore how light is needed to see colours.

How much of an iceberg is on top of water?

How much of an iceberg is on top of water?

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

How do scuba divers sink?

How do scuba divers sink?

Explore how an object’s density will affect its buoyancy.

How do movies move?

How do movies move?

Explore the role of our vision in making movies

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.

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