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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!

Category: diy

BUILD YOUR OWN PADDLE BOAT

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 | 0 comments

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

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 | 0 comments

WOBBLE BOT by ASC Science Educators

We've all wanted our very own robot and now you can learn to make your own! All you need is a few supplies to create a wibbly wobble bot. Use the photo to help with your design and then evaluate and determine what method works best for you. Be creative! Make your wobble bot your own with fun designs, add markers to make it draw cool designs, or even get silly with googly eyes. Your only limit is your imagination! Have fun with this diy activity at home or join us in the ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 1/5/18 | 0 comments

STORYBOOK STEM: THREE LITTLE PIGS by ASC Science Educators

Haven't had a chance to try a Storybook STEM Challenge in the  Tinkering Garage  yet? Specially-designed for early childhood learners, these activities help bring favorite stories to life while also providing valuable teaching moments. Try your hands at our Three Little Pigs' House challenge at home! Can you help the three little pigs by building their houses to keep them safe from the wolf's powerful blow? Materials: Straws (20) Tape Paper Pencil ... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 12/29/17 | 0 comments

ROBOTIC ARM by ASC Science Educators

Sometimes, an object you need is just out of reach - like the TV remote on the coffee table or your favorite throw blanket that's ALL THE WAY over there. How could you build a robotic arm that extends so you can grab those hard to reach items? Look at the picture for ideas on how you can build a similar tool. You can try this fun activity at home or in our DIY makerspace,  Tinkering Garage ! Materials: Popsicle Sticks Small Bottle Caps Wooden Skewer Scissors... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 12/19/17 | 0 comments

INSTA-FREEZE ICE by Erin Castellano & Christopher Earnhardt, ASC Science Educators

Everybody knows that turning water instantly to ice is a fun idea in comic books and fairy tales, but totally impossible in real life. Or is it? Believe it or not, anyone can instantly freeze water with a few simple ingredients and a little bit of science... no superpowers required! At some point, we all learn that water freezes below 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), but the truth is a little more complicated. In fact, in order for water to form solid crystals... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 12/18/17 | 0 comments
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