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It wouldn't be "science at home" without a geyser of foam.
Try these eight activities that explore STEM in the city!
If you don't like the weather… just make your own! (With adult help.)
Make a rubber-band bungee cord to safely drop an egg without hitting the floor.
Everyday items found at home can be used to make slime ... the gooier, the better!
Make some static electricity and see what it can do.
Plant flower seeds in an egg carton to create a garden.
Build a lander to get the raw egg safely to the ground!
Can you spot these items found all around us in nature?
Use basic engineering to build a surprisingly strong fort with newspaper.
Build a boat that moves using kinetic energy stored in rubber bands.
Engineer a parachute to land your "passenger" safely.
Turn used paper into new paper, and do something good for the environment.
Create a solar oven that uses thermal energy to cook food.
Create music using the vibrations in a rubber band.
Harness the power of compression to launch a glider through the sky!
Try designing different bridge types using straws.
Create your own tempest in a two-liter bottle.
Build a simple machine to launch a water balloon!
Record weather events that happen in your own backyard.
See how electricity flows through a circuit that you build.
Use forensic science to analyze different types of candy.
Surprise your friends by making a can that rolls back to you when you tell it to!
Learn about types of energy in this puzzling and fun experiment.
Explore what plants need to grow.
Learn about energy as you send a marble through a roller coaster that you design.
You'll see that DNA is in all living things ... even strawberries!
See what happens when you mix together the three primary colors of light.
Build a wind turbine to generate electricity and explore energy transformation.
See how worms keep your garden healthy.
Mix a solid and a liquid to produce ... well, see for yourself!
Simulate the economics of coal mining by "mining" for chocolate chips in a cookie.
Design a mini submarine that moves in the water like a real submarine.
See what happens when air is heated as you make and fly a huge hot-air balloon.
No two fingerprints are the same. Find out what kind you have.