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Objective: Would you like to hold a rainbow in your hand? With a spectroscope, you can! You can make this device from simple materials you have at home. Then you can use it to learn more about light emitted around you. Difficulty Level: Easy (ages 8-14)/Easy with help (ages 3-8) Safety Note: Never look directly…

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Super Bubble Solution (ScienceWorks bubble solution recipe) Objective: Let’s explore more about the science of bubbles. First, we’ll make a recipe for super big, super strong bubbles. Then, you can construct an at-home version of ScienceWorks’ bubble screen. Finally, we’ll investigate the science of what makes bubbles work. Difficulty Level: Easy (ages 6-14)/(2-6 may need…

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Backyard Bingo Board

Backyard Bird Bingo Objective: Bird watching is a great way to practice noticing details about birds and to practice learning scientific classification! Print up the bingo board and see if you can spot these birds. Difficulty Level: Easy (ages 2-14) Materials: Backyard Bird Bingo Board Download and Print PDF: Backyard Bird Bingo Procedure: Here are…

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DIY 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 friends? Have you ever wondered how it works? You can make your own kaleidoscope at home, using some simple materials you have around the house. Then you can try your…

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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 (Ages 2-8) Download and Print (PDF): Egg Protector Project Video Instructions: Between two Breakers Materials: Here are some of the items and materials that can be used in the egg…

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Insect Hotel

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 Day Engineering Project: Insect Hotels Materials: A large plastic bin or box Pine needles, Pine cones Sticks, Bark 2 or 4 bricks Empty 2 liter bottles Soil Paper towels A…

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Pollinator Packet

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 made of clay, soil, and wildfire seeds, that you can toss into any bare spot in your garden. Follow this recipe and have some fun out in the garden this…

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loom 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 Jacquard loom inspired later engineers, who used the design as a reference in developing the first computers. Shortly after, Charles Babbage developed a machine to do complex calculations. He called…

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