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Pull Back Cars

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

Pancake Science

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

Flashlight Constellations

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

Backwash

All about taste! Does saliva really wash back into the milk carton from your mouth when you take a drink?

Solar Oven S’mores

Harness the sun’s energy to treat your tastebuds! Transform a pizza box into a solar oven to make a s’more.

Do Leaves Breathe?

How similar are we to leaves? Create an environment to observe leaves breathing.

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!

Watch a Seed Grow

It is garden season! Try this experiment to see how a seed grows underground.

Caterpillar Senses

How do hungry caterpillars find food?

How Does a Soda Geyser Work?

Try it yourself with step by step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable handout.

Sink or Float?

This easy science activity can be done anywhere you can put a container of water. Try it in your backyard, the bathtub, or the kitchen sink!

What’s in an Owl Pellet?

See how our Science-U campers did it, then try it yourself with step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable handout.

Is a Bubble Always Round?

See how our Science-U campers did it, then try it yourself with step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable handout.

Women in Science Profiles

Learn about five women in STEM careers, and watch them answer questions from students like you.

Dental Decay

Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials.

The Plants and the Bees

Here’s how the vascular plants (ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms) reproduce, from ancient to modern times.

Watershed Lesson Plan

Learn about watersheds, the factors which can pollute them, the modern-day problems facing watersheds (including pollution), and the ways in which watersheds can be protected, in this lesson plan from Liquid Assets.

Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings

“Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings” follows 13 young people in a genetics and genealogy camp as they explore their family history and DNA ancestry with techniques never before used in an educational setting.

Geospatial Revolution

The Geospatial Revolution Project, from WPSU Penn State public broadcasting, provides schools with a look into GPS data gathering, which influences nearly everything. Explore these resources!

Geospatial Revolution

The Geospatial Revolution Project, from WPSU Penn State public broadcasting, provides schools with a look into GPS data gathering, which influences nearly everything. Explore these resources here!

How Do You Drop an Egg Without Breaking It?

Try it yourself with step by step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable student handout.

Can Something Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?

Try it yourself with step by step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable student handout.

Can Something Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?

Try it yourself with step by step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable student handout.

How Do You Drop an Egg Without Breaking It?

Try it yourself with step by step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable student handout.

The Big Sale Game

Solve unit rate problems to determine the best deal per ounce of grocery items.

The Hamburger Game

The Hamburger Game helps students practice attentive reading by choosing the main idea—or “meat”—from a passage of text and dragging it to the center of a sandwich.

Cryptology Files Game

Take on the role of cryptologists to decode clues using pre-algebraic substitution and order of operations.

Does Backwash Really Happen?

Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable student handout.

WPSU Women in Science Profiles

Watch as WPSU Profiles these five women with careers in STEM fields.

What Makes Food Coloring Dance in Milk?

Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials.

Can You Transform a Regular Car into a Pullback Car?

Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials.

 Can You Get Power from a Lemon?

Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials.

Is a Bubble Always Round?

Try it yourself with step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable handout.

What Affects Blood Pressure?

Can different activities change blood pressure? Gather a group of friends and try it!

What Makes Food Coloring Dance in Milk?

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

Jim Lovell at the Morehead Planetarium

The astronaut returns to the planetarium that had trained him in the art of celestial navigation before his two moon missions.

The Half Mile Long Microscope

Learn how scientists turn a half-mile long particle accelerator into a microscope in this video from SciTech Now.

History of Magnification

Understand the unpredictable way that innovation works, and explore the cascade of advancements in disease control and astronomy that 16th-century innovations in lens making prompted.

Bouncing Egg

Turn a regular egg into a bouncing egg.

Square Bubbles

Is a bubble always round?

Oobleck

Explore Non-Newtonian fluids – solutions that change their state of matter under pressure!

Dancing Raisins

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

Make a Comet

Can you make a comet?

Density Tower

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

Exploring Hot and Cold Changes

Will a solid material melt? Can you change it back to solid again? Investigate what happens when you heat solid materials and then cool the materials.

Spiced Oatmeal Muffins

This hearty and healthy snack will power your child’s daily adventures.

Marvelous Meringues

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

Mission: Materials Science

The Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science is developing a new interactive website with informal educational content to explore how materials have unexpected behaviors that lead to new, innovative technologies.

ScratchJr

Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.

5 Amazing Stars

While Jupiter and Saturn are aligning to create a bright “star” in the sky on December 21st, learn about five actual stars that light up the sky nightly.