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What does the Sun do? Tell us, using the hashtag#ExplainTheSun
For this science club, we want you to explain something to us, something BIG…
Have scientists always agreed on the impacts of climate change? Act like an investigative reporter by sifting through expert interviews and reports on extreme weather and climate change.
Students at Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City use flight simulators as part of an aeronautics class, with some kids eventually logging flight time in real planes.
In this activity, students will perform an experiment that replicates the dilemma that birds face in acquiring food from a confined area. Students will be given a variety of objects to use as “tools,” and will explore various ways of extracting the food ...
Test which building materials will be resistant to mold after a flood or hurricane.
Students hear how 21st century tech has changed exploration, then decide for themselves: "What one piece of technology would you take on your own expedition?"
Build and test a water filter inspired by marine filter feeding organisms.
Go out and observe something interesting! Submit your in-depth observations with the hashtag #ObserveEverything.
Use two play dough recipes to create "squishy circuits" and explore electricity.
Add some pizzazz to your favorite clothing and accessories using some wire, tape, a battery, and an LED.
In this activity from Science Buddies, you will experiment with how a kite's tail affects how it flies.
Watch an interview with a couple who built a home from shipping containers. Then, design and construct a scale model of a unique shipping container home using printed templates, and estimate the cost of flooring and paint based on model dimensions.
In this activity, students will discuss the differences between the Bear Creek Wind Park and Bergey Windpower turbines. Students will learn the basic parts of a wind turbine and then build their own model wind turbine out of recyclable materials. Students...
In this activity, students will learn how an electromagnet works by making a simple one. Using this knowledge, students will design a diagram to make a working speaker using household materials. Then students will follow instructions on one method of ma...
Buildings that are called “green” or “environmentally sustainable” are designed to use energy as efficiently as possible. In Missouri, Washington University’s Tyson Living Learning Center achieves sustainability by incorporating green technologies in diff...
In this activity, students will perform several experiments, using simple materials to explore the properties of reflection and refraction and how they work in telescopes.