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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

ALKA-SELTZER ROCKET by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

When Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"  in 1812, he mentions “the rocket’s red glare,” but what rockets were he talking about? Over 200 years ago, Francis witnessed the British fleet launching rockets over Baltimore Harbor during the battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. When he saw our tattered flag being raised over Fort McHenry after our unlikely win, he was inspired to pen this song that we still sing today! Create your own... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 6/18/18

Red, White & BOOM Sensory Bottle by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Since our nation’s flag was designed and adopted in 1777, the colors red, white and blue have always held a special place in each American’s heart. Celebrate these three patriotic colors and learn more about the science of density with a Red, White & BOOM Sensory Bottle! Activity Source Materials Recycled plastic bottle with cap Tray with dividers Red, white and blue items to put in your bottle (buttons, straws, pipe cleaners, etc.) Glitter Water Food... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 6/15/18

BUTTERFLY FEEDER by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

What’s the buzz? Spring is here, and that means all the wildlife is a flutter. What better way to celebrate this impressive season than by making a butterfly feeder. With simple items found around the house, you can make a one of a kind butterfly feeder and become the hero of your backyard. Materials Plastic Cup Scissors A Piece of String Cotton Ball A Plastic Bag (A colorful one works best!) Sugar Water Activity Using your scissors, carefully... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 6/2/18

BUBBLE FIREWORKS by Erin Castellano, Science Educator

When you think of the 4th of July, what is the first thing you think of? America? Freedom? Most people think about those bright colorful explosions in the sky... fireworks! Fireworks have been a staple in our yearly celebration of America the Beautiful since the year after we declared independence from British rule in 1776. These spectacular, glittering explosions light up the night sky and remind us how special our country really is. There's no doubt about it, fireworks are fun, but... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 6/2/18

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
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