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DIY Kaleidoscope

How to Build a Kaleidoscope

Our giant walk-in kaleidoscope at ScienceWorks is always a favorite place for visitors. Have you ever tried using our walk-in kaleidoscope, by yourself or with…

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Egg Protector Science Activity

Objective: Make an egg protector, a device to keep the egg shell from breaking when you drop it. Difficulty: Easy (Ages 8-14); Easy with help…

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Insect Hotel

Insect Hotel: Earth Day Engineering Project

Objective: We can encourage beneficial insects to our yards by making them an insect hotel. Difficulty Level: Easy (all ages) Download and Print (PDF): Earth…

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Pollinator Packet

DIY Pollinator Packets

Objective: You can help native pollinators by making some pollinator packets in this DIY activity brought to you by ScienceWorks Online. These are small spheres…

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Eggshell in Vinegar Experiment

Eggshells are quite strong, even though they are considered fragile. Birds have evolved to make eggs that are hard to break. Of course, that doesn’t…

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Make a Loom and Weave with Natural Materials

Looms are related to computers! In 1801, Joseph-Marie Jacquard improved on a design for an automatic loom by making it programmable with punch cards. This…

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How to Make a Science Journal

A science journal is an essential piece of equipment. Scientists record their observations, predictions, and experiments in a journal. You can use any ordinary notebook…

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Zipline Engineering Project

Are you ready for a fun engineering project? Engineering is using science to find ways to solve problems. An engineer starts with an idea, then…

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Home Science Kit: Build Your Own

If you have a home science kit ready to go, you can do your own science activities and investigations anytime. You can think like a…

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Straw Rocket Science Activity Instructions

Straw Rocket: Build, Launch and Learn Difficulty: Easy for ages 8+ Safety tip: Never aim your straw rocket at anything living. It can fly fast!…

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ScienceWorks Online – Science Activities

ScienceWorks Online is a new way to connect people with our science activities, available anywhere! This is where we share video demonstrations, downloadable activities, and…

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