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About the Science Club

by SciFri Staff

SciFri’s Science Club is a month-long challenge in which we ask you to go out, do science, and share it with others.

Jun. 04, 2015

A Human Sundial

By Ariel Zych

Why does the length and direction of our shadow change throughout the day? It all comes back to rotation and position of our planet relative to the sun.

sun, shadows, rotation, revolution, orbits, seasons, sun dial

May. 28, 2015

Solar Convection

By Lawrence Hall of Science

Use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperatures move around in convection currents in this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.

convection, solar, photosphere, chemistry, light, heat, liquid, fluid, heat transfer, sun, rays

May. 21, 2015

Map Sun Trails

By Lawrence Hall of Science

Use photosensitive paper to make a map of the path of sunlight on the earth in this activity from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

chemistry, solar, photosphere, photosensitive paper, light, heat, chemical change, fluid, heat transfer, sun, rays

May. 13, 2015

Spot the Sunspots

By Lawrence Hall of Science

Use binoculars or a telescope to identify and track sunspots. You’ll need a bright sunny day for this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.

sunspot, solar, photosphere, magnetic field, magnetosphere, light, heat, liquid, fluid, heat transfer, sun, rays, solar observation, astronomy, technology

May. 08, 2015

Make a UV Detector

By Lawrence Hall of Science

On a bright, sunny day, use tonic water to detect ultraviolet (UV) light from the Sun in this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.

UV light, chemistry, refraction, light, absorption, sunlight, sun, rays, waves

May. 07, 2015

#ExplainTheSun

By Ariel Zych

What does the Sun do? Tell us, using the hashtag#ExplainTheSun

sun, #explainthesun, science club, space weather, heliophysics, NASA, solar power

May. 07, 2015

What Does the Sun Do? Solar Experts Respond

By Julie Leibach

Experts with a vested solar interest weigh in on the sun's various starring roles.

Apr. 09, 2015

Can You Explain The Sun?

By Ariel Zych

For this science club, we want you to explain something to us, something BIG…

sun, heliophysics, astronomy, evidence, explanation, common core, solar, wind, space, photosynthesis, skin cancer

Oct. 24, 2014

#ObserveEverything Reflection

By Science Friday Education

Experience the Science Club's #ObserveEverything project.

spiders, behavior, acoustic, bioacoustic, sound, analysis, spectrogram, frequency

Oct. 16, 2014

#ObserveEverything: Staff Picks, Week #3

By Ariel Zych

A class keeps tabs on fruit decomposition, someone spies mystery in a lake, and a hiker sits down with an ant.

leaves, science club, citizen science

Oct. 09, 2014

#ObserveEverything: Staff Picks, Week #2

By Charles Bergquist

A celestial event, citizen science, and a variety of natural wonders drew observations in week 2 of Science Friday's Science Club.

lunar, eclipse, citizen science, science club, observation, scientific method

Oct. 03, 2014

#ObserveEverything: Staff Picks, Week #1

By Charles Bergquist

We observe: you're amazing! Staff picks from the first week of Science Club's #ObserveEverything

science club, observation, bugs, laser, clouds, gall, leaves, rotifer, microbiology

Sep. 26, 2014

Science Club #ObserveEverything

By Science Friday Education

Go out and observe something interesting! Submit your in-depth observations with the hashtag #ObserveEverything.

observation, experimentation, watch, look, science skills, scientist, job, vocational,

Mar. 27, 2014

Make an Art Machine

By Ariel Zych

Safely find, build, or hack a machine that makes any kind of art.

machine, mechanics, science club, art, sciarts,

Mar. 27, 2014

About the Science Club

By SciFri Staff

SciFri’s Science Club is a month-long challenge in which we ask you to go out, do science, and share it with others.


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