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Science exploration in your home.

Parents, caregivers, and their children are invited to use and share the activity guides and other resources below to extend their exploration of science at home. The Sciencenter will continuously add relevant information to this page.


Activities for Home
Baggie Reactions

Puff up sandwich baggies using simple chemical reactions!


Black Bean Indicator

Use a natural indicator to test acids and bases!


Ice Cream

It’s easy to make ice cream in a bag!


Ooze

What is this stuff – solid or liquid?


Red Cabbage Paper

Use a vegetable indicator to test acids and bases!

Sink or Float

In this activity, learners will make predictions and experiment with different objects to see if they sink or float.

Download Activity: Sink or Float


Using Tools & Melting Ice

In this activity, learners will experiment with different tools to find the best way to rescue a toy stuck in ice!

Download Activity: Using Tools and Melting Ice


Animal Tape Rescue

In this activity, learners will remove tape from plastic animals and sort the animals.

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Feather Rockets

In this activity, learners will make and launch feather rockets.

Download Activity: Feather Rockets


Measure Up!

In this activity, learners will use a scale, measuring cups, and chosen substrate to explore weight and volume.

Download Activity: Measure up!


Chromatography Observations

In this activity, learners will explore how water affects marker on filter paper.

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Measuring with Flubber

In this activity, learners will explore a slime-like material with measuring and impression-making tools.

Download Activity: Measuring with Flubber


Roller Coasters

In this activity, learners will design and test a roller coaster out using balls and foam tubes.

Download Activity: Roller Coasters


Block Bowling

In this activity, learners will build with blocks and then knock their construction down with rolling balls.

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Block Neighborhood

In this activity, learners will plan and build a map of a neighborhood.

Download Activity: Block Neighborhood


Grass Seed Cups

In this activity, learners will plant grass seed and track the growth of the grass over time.

Download Activity: Grass Seed Hair cups


Magnet Sensory Bottles

In this activity, make a sensory bottle with magnetic and non-magnetic items and explore the bottle with a magnet.

Download Activity: Magnetic Sensory Bottles


Ramp Painting

In this activity, learners will observe the patterns they make as they roll balls down a ramp.

Download Activity: Ramp Painting


Water Drop Exploration

In this activity, learners will make predictions and observations as they drop water on waxed paper.

Download Activity: Water Drop Exploration



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