Museum of Science and Industry


Activities

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Featured Activities

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Simple Machines
Help Twitch do his late-night work in the Museum workshop by creating simple machines.

How To

Build an Electric Motor
Magnets and electricity work together to make an electric motor.

Games

Would You Eat That?
Do you know what's in the food you eat? Try naming the ingredients in these popular items.

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Cookie Mining
Simulate the economics of coal mining by "mining" for chocolate chips in a cookie.

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goREACT
Create virtual chemical reactions anywhere with this interactive periodic table.

How To


Build a Roller Coaster
Learn about energy as you send a marble through a roller coaster that you design.

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Code Fred: Survival Mode
Use the systems of the human body to help Fred survive a very bad night!

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What Goes Around
Create a traveling circulatory system to learn how blood flow and nutrient exchange happens.

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Three Colors of Light
See what happens when you mix together the three primary colors of light.

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Straw Bridges
Tap into your inner engineer as you design, build and test model bridges.

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Pop Rockets
Blast off! Launch your own rocket with just a few simple items.

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Habitat Overcrowding
See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources.

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Extract DNA
You'll see that DNA is in all living things ... even strawberries!

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Analyze Candy Using Chromatography
Use forensic science to analyze different types of candy.

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Build a Lever
See how simple machines like a lever can help us do work.

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See the Colors in Leaves
Use chromatography to separate the pigments in leaves and see what they're made of.

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Read Without Seeing
Try your hand at Braille's logical system of communication.

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Get the Porridge Just Right
Learn about thermal energy while making porridge in this activity.

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Fly a Hot-Air Balloon
See what happens when air is heated as you build and fly a huge hot-air balloon.

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Construct a Worm Farm
See how worms keep your garden healthy.

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Cook Food Using the Sun
Absorb heat energy to create a solar oven.

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Create Gas
Mix a solid and a liquid to produce ... well, see for yourself!

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Drop Eggs Into Cups
Learn about types of energy in this puzzling and fun experiment.

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Grow a Garden in a Glove
Explore what plants need to grow.

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Identify Your Fingerprints
No two fingerprints are the same. Find out what kind you have.

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Make a Circuit Board
See how electricity flows through a circuit that you build.

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Make a Comeback Can
Surprise your friends by making a can that rolls back to you when you tell it to!

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Make a Friend from Soil and Seeds
Watch grass turn into "hair" for a friend that you make!

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Make an Egg Bungee
Make a bungee cord of rubber bands and drop an egg close to the ground.

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Make and Fly a Helicopter
See how changing the paper helicopter's shape or weight affects its flight.

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Make Ice Cream
No need for the freezer, you'll learn about freezing and melting in this activity.

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Make Recycled Paper
Turn used paper into new paper, and do something good for the environment.

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Make Slime
Everyday items found at home can be used to make slime ... the gooier, the better!

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Wind Turbine
Build a wind turbine to generate electricity and explore energy transformation.

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Sound Like a Turkey
Try this simple activity to make a sound like a turkey.

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Make Music With Straws
Make music with drinking straws and learn about how sound works.

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Design a Submarine
Design a mini submarine that moves in the water like a real submarine.

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Toys Around the World
Make and play with these toys and see science at work!

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Cling to Me
Make some static electricity and see what it can do.

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Color-Changing Carnations
Try this simple activity to change the color of a flower.
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