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DIY Science

Rainy day blues? Summertime slump? Cabin fever?

Don’t worry… we’ve got you covered!

Adventure Science Center is proud to offer DIY Science lessons and experiments the whole family can enjoy! Each lesson provides instruction, a materials list, and ideas for activities to get hands-on with science, including sample questions to get those gears turning. Check back for more lessons!

HANDHELD CONSTELLATIONS by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and saw shapes in the stars? You're not alone! Since the beginning, humans have used these shapes, called constellations , to schedule their crops, track the seasons and tell stories to each generation. This activity lets you and your little astronomer explore these constellations as you create some of your own! Materials Star Chart (Get a free printout here !) Flashlight Muffin/Cupcake Baking Liner Toothpick Rubber Band ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 8/17/18

BUILD A SPACESUIT by Osvaldo Gonzalez, Science Educator

Have you ever wondered why spacesuits are so bulky? It's clear that spacesuits aren't a fashion statement, but they're a vital "accessory" to an astronaut's survival in space. Learn more about spacesuits and how they protect their wearers in this fun, DIY activity! Materials Plastic Frame (or basket) Drinking Straw (single use, metal or glass) Tissue Paper Scissors Tape Popcorn Kernel Goggles (or other protective eyewear) Activity ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 8/14/18

CRATER CREATION by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

August is for the astronauts. This month, we're exploring everything SPACE and what better way to start than with a trip to our only natural satellite, the Moon! The Moon's surface is full of big holes called craters which give it that distinct "Man in the Moon" apperance. Get your little one ready for their first moonwalk as you learn more about how these craters are formed with this fun and easy DIY activity!  Materials Small Container  Sand or Pay... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 8/1/18

OIL SPILL CLEAN UP by Olivia Poindexter, Early Childhood Intern

Have you ever helped your parents clean up a spill at home? Our oceans can sometimes have spills too, but, unlike a splash of milk or a puddle of soda pop, these spills can cause some real problems. As our cities grow and more people get cars to drive around, we need more fuel for power and this fuel can come from an "off-shore" oil rig. These rigs are engineered with extreme care, but accidents happen, causing oil to spill into the ocean, threatening the animals... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/17/18

SALTY SINK OR FLOAT by Christopher Earnhardt, Science Educator

If you’ve ever gotten an accidental mouthful of ocean water, you know that our flippered friends live in some pretty salty stuff! Scientists call the measurement of how much salt is dissolved into a given volume of water its salinity . Very salty bodies of water, like the ocean, have a  high salinity while lakes, rivers and streams have extremely low  to zero salinity. But just what is the difference between the super-salty oceans and the not-so-salty lakes and rivers? What... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/12/18

MAKE YOUR OWN OCEAN CURRENT by Olivia Poindexter, Early Childhood Intern

When we want to get somewhere quickly, we drive on a highway so we can go faster for longer stretches of time. Sometimes, ocean animals like sea turtles need to get somewhere fast too, but how? They use swift ocean currents to move around the waterways as quickly as possible for necessary migrations. This experiment will help you explore just what an ocean current  is, how they form, and how they move through the different oceans as you create your very own ocean current! ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/10/18
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