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Buoyancy Testing: Will it Sink or Float?

July 7, 2020

Buoyancy Buoyancy is the upward force of a fluid on an object that is immersed in it. Put simply, the more buoyant an object is, the more likely it floats…

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Diddey Bow Activity

Build a Diddley-Bow Stringed Musical Instrument

June 4, 2020

DIY Diddley-Bow Objective: To build a basic diddley-bow in this do it yourself activity. The diddley-bow is an instrument much older than a viol, harp, or lute- it is a…

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Space Station Docking Simulator

May 29, 2020

Launching astronauts into space is just part of a mission. One of the most important parts involves docking with the International Space Station (ISS). In celebration of the NASA SpaceX…

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Swim in a School of Fish

May 28, 2020

Have you ever wanted to swim in a school of fish? What would you have to know to be good at it? What rules could you use to stay together…

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DIY Spectroscope

May 27, 2020

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…

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DIY Drawing Machine

May 20, 2020

DIY Drawing Machine Objective: Create a drawing machine to make complex mathematical patterns. Explore the science on how gears move. Have you ever played with a Spirograph? These drawing devices…

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Super Bubble Solution

May 13, 2020

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…

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Backyard Bingo Board

Backyard Bird Bingo

May 12, 2020

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…

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Make your own droid arm

Build a Droid Arm

May 11, 2020

Build a Droid Arm Objective: Can you make a droid arm that could pick up a cup? In the Star Wars universe, Droids are machines, but so much more! Droids…

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Make a Speeder Bike Hoop Glider

Speeder Bike Hoop Glider Activity

May 6, 2020

Speeder Bike/Hoop Glider Objective: Make a glider and learn about the physics of flight. Difficulty Level: Easy (ages 8-14) / Medium (ages 6-8) Download (PDF): Speeder Bike Hoop Glider Instruction…

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