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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! 

 

Do Leaves Breathe? 

Before all the leaves change color and drop grab a green living leak off a tree and try this simple experiment in your home. 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar 

Determine what caterpillars eat and what senses they use to find their food in this hands on experiment. 

 

Bouncing Egg

Turn a regular, raw egg into a “bouncy ball” in this simple, yet fun experiment.

Bumblebee Bonanza

Take a trip outdoors and spend some time observing bee behavior. Learn how to be safe when watching bees while learning about these amazing insects.

Solar Oven S’mores

Before the weather starts to cool off, dive into the fun experiment in which you create your own solar oven from a pizza box.

Binary Bracelets

Learn how to make a bead bracelet (or necklace or keychain) that spells your name in binary code.

Pattern Power

Can you follow the code? Work with you child on pattern recognition in this interactive activity in which you create a pattern with cutout shapes and have them replicate it.

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!

Pancake Science

Pancakes are a popular family breakfast item, and making them together provides a chance to use math and science skills.

Family Plaster Cast Handprints

Plaster casts are used by professionals like crime scene investigators. Learn how to create plaster casts and cast each of your family members handprints.

Family Sharing

Families share many things, but does that include germs? Discover if drinking straight from the milk carton really does leave backwash behind in this fun at home experiment.

Mars Egg Lander

How do you drop an egg without breaking it?

Oobleck

Can something be both a solid and a liquid?

Water Filter

Can you make muddy water crystal clear?

Marvelous Meringues

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

Blood Pressure

Learn how to use a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff to measure blood pressure. Can different activities change blood pressure?

Watch a Seed Grow

Use fast-growing seeds in this experiment, and you and your child can closely monitor all of the stages of growth a seed experiences!

Dancing Raisins

Learn about density and displacement with this fun, easy experiment. Turn on some tunes and discover how raisins bust a move!

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

When food coloring and soap are added to whole milk, strange things happen.

Square Bubbles

Is a bubble always round? What happens if you use a different shaped bubble wand?

Binary Bracelets

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

Do leaves breathe?

Create an environment to observe leaves breathing.

Bouncing Egg

Turn a regular egg into a bouncing egg.

Simple Sorting at Home

Turn everyday tasks into math activities.

Foam Fountain

Create a fantastic foaming fountain with a few household ingredients!

Dancing Raisins

Learn about density and displacement with this fun, easy experiment. Turn on some tunes and discover how raisins bust a move!

Reaction Time

How fast does your brain send messages to your body?

Plaster Casting

Can you make a plaster cast like a crime scene investigator?

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day?

Caterpillar Senses

How do hungry caterpillars find food?

Magnificent Mimicry

How do Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators?

Density Tower

Make colorful layers using liquids of varying densities, then experiment to see which items sink or float to each layer!

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!

Flashlight Constellations

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

Air Pressure Rockets

How do you launch a rocket without using fuel?

Mars Egg Lander

How do you drop an egg without breaking it?

Watch a Seed Grow

Explore the Stages of Seed Growth.

Bumblebee Bonanza

What do bumblebees do all day?

Density Tower

Make colorful layers using liquids of varying densities.

Binary Bracelets

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

How do plants “drink” water?

How do plants get water from the soil into the parts they need?

Can you “water” plants with other liquids?

Water seeds with other liquids and see if they grow.

Do leaves breathe?

Create an environment to observe leaves breathing.

Magnificent Mimicry

How do Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators?

Energy Carousel

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

Marvelous Meringues

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

Pattern Power

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

Watch a Seed Grow

Explore the Stages of Seed Growth