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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!

CLOUD VIEWER by Bethany Caldwell,

As the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers!" But, where do the oh-so-important showers come from? Clouds, of course! There are so many types of clouds - puffy, white clouds, whispy clouds and, of course, dark, gloomy clouds. Learning all about clouds and their different roles is a fun way to celebrate and love the Earth on Earth Day !  Clouds are given different names based on their shape and their height in the sky. The diagram to the right labels... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 4/16/18

CARAMEL CHEMISTRY by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Caramel is a tasty treat that has delighted kids and adults alike for over 1,000 years! It was first developed in 950 A.D by ancient Arabic people who originally used it for their hair. Talk about a sticky situation! Now, you can find it everywhere from individually wrapped morsels to Nashville's own Goo Goo Cluster . How exactly do you make caramel? Turns out, it's all in the chemistry! This easy and fun DIY activity helps you follow each chemical reaction as you cook up your own... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 3/30/18

GREAT CHAIN OF PI by Science Educators

Mmmm... pie! Wait, no, we're talking about mathematic's favorite irrational constant, pi! This infinite number (3.14159265...) is an extremely important tool used to calculate everything from a circle's diameter to how the world works with quantum mechanics. Explore the infinite *magic* of this special number with this fun and crafty DIY activity! Materials: Construction Paper (various colors) Scissors or Paper Cutter (Make sure an adult is present!) Stapler... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 3/13/18

BUILD YOUR OWN PADDLE BOAT by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Full STEAM ahead! Add some splishy-splashy playtime to your learning with this fun and simple DIY engineering activity. Learn now to design and build your very own paddle boat just like an engineer using objects and tools found around your home. This is a great project to do either outside in an inflatable pool or inside in your bathtub! No matter the weather, you can have fun making waves and learning more about engineering! Want to experience more engineering fun? Join us the week of... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 2/13/18

IT'S JUST A (MOON) PHASE by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought the moon was missing? Or that part of it had faded away? Don't worry, it's just a phase! Our moon is Earth's only natural satellite and, like other debris in our galaxy, it does not give off its own light. It's dependent on the reflection of sun's rays on its surface to light up in our night sky. When the sun is on the other side of our planet, the moon has no light and becomes a "New Moon," but as we rotate... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 2/9/18

SNOW LAUGHING MATTER by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

The three states of matter are the three distinct forms that matter can take in most environments. For example, water is a LIQUID at room temperature, but it can become a SOLID or a GAS when heat is added or taken away. Have fun with the three states of matter with this super COOL science activity! With just a bit of snow, a pot, and a little bit of heat, you and your little chemist can see the changes that water goes through at varying temperatures.  Materials: Snow Cooking... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 1/11/18
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