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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 your weight on another planet?

What is your weight on another planet?

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

What are the best materials to use for cleaning water?

What are the best materials to use for cleaning water?

Design and build a water filtration system using simple materials.

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 carry heavy loads?

How does a wheelbarrow help you 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'.

Big Dipper

How can I tell which way is north at night?

Make a constellation viewer and learn about the North Star.

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.

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.

Super-Coaster

How can I build a rollercoaster?

Design and build a rollercoaster to complete this exciting challenge!

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