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Blood Pressure

What affects blood pressure? Gather a group of friends or family to find out!

Reaction Time

Who in your family has the quickest reaction time? Thanksgiving is the perfect time to experiment with different family members!

Backwash

Does backwash really happen? Experiment around the Thanksgiving table to find out!

 Marvelous Meringues

Change slimy egg whites to a fluffy foam to a crunchy solid!

Pancake Science

Work on some serious math and science lessons while making pancakes.

Mason Jar Whipped Cream

Whip liquid cream into a solid with this easy and delicious kitchen science activity!

Do leaves breathe?

In this experiment, create an environment where you can see this carbon dioxide/oxygen exchange happening in leaves!

Can you “water” plants with other liquids?

What happens when you replace water with other types of liquids?

How do plants “drink” water?

You may know that you have to water plants to keep them alive, but how do plants get water from the soil into the parts they need?

Pull Back Cars

Can you transform a toy car into a pull back car?

Energy Carousel

Make your own carousel toy while exploring some basic energy concepts.

Popsicle Stick Explosion

Woven popsicle sticks are a blend of art, math, science and just enough mischief to make it an engineering feat of awesomeness!

Smooshy Slime

Make a squishy substance that is fun to stretch, shape, and smoosh.

Bouncing Egg

Turn a regular egg into a bouncing egg.

Oobleck

Can something be both a solid and a liquid?

Mentos® Explosion

How does a soda geyser work?

Foam Fountain

Create a fantastic foaming fountain with a few household ingredients!

Exploding Baggies

Combine a liquid and a solid and watch the chemical reaction that’s BIGGER than the components themselves!

Owl Pellets

What’s in an owl pellet?

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day?

Magnificent Mimicry

How do Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators?

Marvelous Meringues

Change slimy egg whites to a fluffy foam to a crunchy solid!

Pancake Science

Work on some serious math and science lessons while making pancakes.

Mason Jar Whipped Cream

Whip liquid cream into a solid with this easy and delicious kitchen science activity!

Dental Decay

Test the acid levels in your favorite drinks with pH test strips, then soak shark teeth or eggshells in each drink to see if the acid weakens tooth enamel. Try it!

Blood Pressure

Learn how to use a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff to measure blood pressure. Can different activities change blood pressure? Gather a group of friends and try it!

Does Backwash really happen?

Does saliva really wash back into the milk carton from your mouth when you take a drink? Test it for yourself using powdered drink mix and see what happens!

Binary Bracelets

Using the binary code, you can show off your name on a really cool bracelet, key chain, or necklace.

Pattern Power

Practice creating and replicating patterns—an important math skill—with this simple activity.

Simple Sorting at Home

Use this activity to help your child notice differences, follow simple directions, sort objects, and identify patterns. These are important steps for data collection and analysis – which are a part of the scientific method!

Bouncing Egg

We all know what happens when you drop a regular egg on the ground. When you add vinegar (and some patience), you end up with a bouncy, squishy object!

Square Bubbles

Most bubble wands are circular, so is that why bubbles come out round?

Oobleck

Can something be both a solid and a liquid?

Marvelous Meringues

Your kitchen is a great place for family time and learning math and science! In this experiment, change slimy egg whites to a fluffy foam to a crunchy solid!

Pancake Science

Breakfast can be a learning experience! Work on some serious math and science lessons while making pancakes.

STEM Teaching Tips for Parents

You can do this! Inspire kids to learn about science with these tips and tricks.

Lemon Batteries

Can you get power from a lemon?

Pull Back Cars

Can you transform a toy car into a pull back car?

Popsicle Stick Explosion

Woven popsicle sticks are a blend of art, math, science and just enough mischief to make it an engineering feat of awesomeness!

 

Owl Pellets

What do owls eat for dinner? Find out by dissecting their pellets!

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day?

Magnificent Mimicry

How do Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators?

Solar Oven S’mores

Can you cook a s’more without a fire or electricity?

Air Pressure Rockets

How do you launch a rocket without using fuel?

 Flashlight Constellations

Learn about the stories and science behind some well-known constellations.

Can you “water” plants with other liquids?

Most seeds need warmth, light, and water to start growing. But what happens when you replace water with other types of liquids? Test them out using this experiment!

Do leaves breathe?

Plants use their leaves to recycle carbon dioxide and turn it into food for themselves and oxygen for us. In this experiment, create an environment where you can see this carbon dioxide/oxygen exchange happening!

How do plants “drink” water?

You may know that you have to water plants to keep them alive, but how do plants get water from the soil into the parts they need? Try this experiment to learn how!

Bath Fizzies

Splish splash, let’s do science in the bath! Make your own bath fizzies and have fun exploring chemical reactions while taking a relaxing soak!

 

 

Magic Milk

What makes food coloring dance in milk?