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The Nature of Science

What is science? In this activity, youth learn about the different ways of studying the world around us. They will use the scientific method to design and test an alka seltzer rocket.


DNA Bracelets

Students make a DNA bracelet following the base-pair rule.


DNA Biotechnology Kit

Participants learn about the structure and function of DNA through gel electrophoresis.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Brain Buster Virtual Quiz

Students participate in a series of exciting virtual quizzes.

Biology Volunteer Activities


Students take their fingerprints and identify the patterns.

Biotechnology Volunteer Activities

Smartphone Microscope Stand

Online instructions for building inexpensive microscope stands that can be used with smartphones to take pictures of magnified objects.

Health Sciences Volunteer Activities

Amazing Race Personal Genomics

Students go through a pipeline of some of the tasks needed to be done for a patient to get their genome sequenced from point A, all the way to point B where the patient will receive their personalized treatment.

Information Technology Volunteer Activities

Ask A Scientist

A virtual interview with a scientist where volunteers lead an interactive session about themselves, their interest in science, their career path, etc.

Physics Volunteer Activities

UV Beaded Bracelet

Create a bracelet with beads that react to UV light.

Biotechnology Volunteer Activities

Gel Electrophoresis of Biological Dyes

Learn how to complete a gel electophoresis and how it is used to separate different molecules in a sample!

Biotechnology Volunteer Activities

DNA Extraction and Beaded Bracelets

Students are introduced to DNA, base pairs and genes and learn the anatomy of DNA by building a DNA beaded bracelet and extracting DNA from bananas.

Volunteer Activity - Alternative Science Facts

Alternative Science Facts

Learn media literacy skills including the recognition of "fake news", critically analyze sources of information, and understand the impact of science communication on our lives