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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 uses electricity?

What uses electricity?

Discover the many ways we use electricity every day.

What is an exothermic reaction?

What is an exothermic reaction?

Learn about exothermic reactions with this simple investigation.

What happens when we mix liquids?

What happens when we mix liquids?

Explore the mixing of different liquids.

What causes ocean currents?

What causes ocean currents?

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

What are curds and whey?

What are curds and whey?

Explore the chemical reaction that is in involved in making curds and whey.

How is food packaged?

How is food packaged?

Explore the types and uses of different forms of packaging.

 How does rain become acidic?

How does rain become acidic?

Explore how to measure acidity using a cabbage.

How can we make a paddle boat?

How can we make a paddle boat?

Make a paddle boat to explore energy and motion.

How can I make a volcano?

How can I make a volcano?

Make a model of a volcano using a simple chemical reaction.

How can I make a bottle rocket?

How can I make a bottle rocket?

Build a rocket that moves using air pressure.

How does detergent work?

How does detergent work?

Investigate the effect of detergent on the mixing of different substances.

How can a person walk through a sheet of paper?

How can a person walk through a sheet of paper?

Discover how it is possible for a person to walk through a piece of paper

Can we make butter?

Can we make butter?

Determine how butter can be made at home.

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

How tall can you build a marshmallow structure that will support weight?

Explore structures by building a tall structure out of marshmallows and toothpicks to support a weight.

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.

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