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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!

DRAW THE SUN’S CORONA by Marcin Chojnowski, ASC Eclipse Intern

As we all might imagine, astronomy isn’t meant to be learned exclusively inside a classroom. The upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 st is a great opportunity to get even the youngest of your kids to enjoy a great learning experience. This activity has been designed as a great way to get younger children (ages 3 – 10) actively involved with the upcoming total solar eclipse! A little bit of background first… as it turns out we don’t know everything about... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 7/27/17 | 0 comments

CLOUD IN A BOTTLE by ASC Science Educators

Our newest traveling exhibition - Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters - has provided us the perfect opportunity to take a look at the incredible, and somewhat terrifying, world of natural disasters. This exciting activity provides the perfect opportunity for your little scientist to learn a little more about how air pressure and temperature play into the formation of clouds. The Basics How are Clouds Formed? Water molecules condense around dust and particles in... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 7/27/17 | 0 comments

MAKE A SIMPLE PINHOLE PROJECTOR by Marcin Chojnowski, ASC Eclipse Intern

With only 47 days until totality hits Nashville during the Music City Solar Eclipse , NOW is the time to start getting your family prepared to view the sun safely on this big day. There are a variety of different ways to do this, just check out our blog on Solar Eclipse Safety here»   Or, use the following steps to make a simple pinhole projector at home. Materials: 2 pieces of construction paper (one should be white); cardboard also works well for this project A... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 7/5/17 | 0 comments

BALLOON GREENHOUSES by Rachael Woods, ASC Camp Manager

It’s raining, it’s pouring… and here at Adventure Science Center, we are getting excited for sunny picnic lunches, bright green leaves, and breaking out the sandals, but that’s not what we’re most excited about… it’s time for SPRING BREAK! Over spring break, our ScienceQuest Camps are going to be all about the great outdoors. We’ll get our hands dirty with a gardening day, explore the color green for St. Patrick’s Day, and learn about... Read More
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Do you have any fun 4th of July plans with friends and family? Whether you’re cooking out or enjoying time by the pool, you can enchant your guests with these easy-to-make sparklers! Materials 60 milliliters hot water 36 grams potassium nitrate (KNO 3 ) – i.e., stump remover 24 grams sugar (or sucrose) – granulated table sugar is fine cotton yarn (NOT synthetic, like acrylic) clothespins, alligator clips, tongs or a heat protectant glove to hold the... Read More
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School’s out and summer is just around the corner, which means tons of outdoor fun! Celebrate  National Safety Month  by taking a look at how you can keep your skin safe from the harmful effects of the sun. What SPF sunscreen really works to keep out those harmful UV rays? Materials Various strength sunscreens (i.e., SPF 15, SPF 30 & SPF 70) One lotion with no sunscreen Squares of black construction paper Scissors Pen Coins A sunny day! ... Read More
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