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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!

BUBBLING CAULDRON by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Double, double toil and trouble... it's time to make a cauldron bubble! Explore chemistry with your little witch or wizard as you create your own spooky science experiment.  Materials Cauldron (or bowl) Baking Tray Baking Soda White Vinegar Dish Soap Food Coloring (of your choice) Glitter (optional) Plastic Eyeballs (or any other creepy "ingredients") Activity Place your cauldron on your baking tray, making sure the tray has a little... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 10/16/18

Pumpkin Parts by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

Have no fear, Halloween is almost here! What better way to celebrate the season than by grabbing a pumpkin and creating a jack-o-lantern to decorate your stoop? Instead of throwing away all those ooey-gooey pumpkin parts, use them to learn more about fall's favorite fruit with this not-so-spooky DIY activity! Materials Pumpkin Knife (Adult needed for this one!) Printable Activity Worksheet Click on the link above to print out your activity sheet! Once you have... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 9/25/18

SHADOW PUPPETS by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Shorter days don't have to mean less play time! Shadow puppets are a great way to get your little one crafting and playing, even when after the sun has set. Take advantage of the darker evenings with this fun DIY activity that explores light, shadow and good, old fashioned storytime fun! Materials Lamp Cardstock Tape Pencil Scissors Skewers or Chopsticks White or Light-Colored Wall Activity First things first, you need a story! Use your favorite... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 9/17/18

FALL LEAVES by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

It's fall y'all! The weather is cooler, fall sports begin and apple orchards and pumpkin patches are filled with sweatered cider sippers. One of the best things about fall, though, is when the leaves change color, turning Tennessee into a kaleidoscope of deep reds, bright yellows and rich oranges. There's nothing better than raking up a huge pile of leaves in your yard and diving in to the crunchy, colorful mess! Explore the fun of fall leaves with this DIY activity to get... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 9/10/18

TINKER TRAYS by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

What is a tinker? The short answer is YOU! A tinker is someone who makes things and finds solutions to everyday problems. This simple DIY activity will help you create fun and customizeable trays that get your little builder tinkering in no time... no matter the weather! Materials Tray with Dividers (A muffin tin works great!) Paper Pencil Craft Supplies You Already Have (This is where YOU decide what to tinker!) Activity Have your little one... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 8/27/18

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
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