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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

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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!

HOMEMADE HOLOGRAM

Missing out on the MAD Bash fun? Here’s an activity you can tinker with at home and ‘wow’ your friends!

Vocabulary

  • Hologram–
    (noun) a three-dimensional picture made by a complex pattern of light (as laser light).
  • Equilateral–
    (noun) having all sides or faces equal <an equilateral triangle>.
  • Tinker–
    (verb) to repair or adjust something in an unskilled or experimental manner.

Materials

  • Thin plastic (i.e., projector sheets)
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • Equilateral triangle (for tracing)
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • A screen (i.e., smartphone, tablet)

Activity

  1. Trace four equilateral triangles on your thin plastic using a ruler.
  2. Carefully cut the triangles out of the plastic.
  3. Tape the edges on one side of each of your triangles to form a pyramid, then cut the top of the pyramid to make the points flat.
  4. Carefully cut a square base to place at the bottom of your pyramid (larger side), and secure with tape.
  5. Use hot glue to secure the sides more permanently together, and remove tape – if desired – once the glue has dried.
  6. Go to YouTube and search “Hologram Jellyfish.” Place your pyramid with the smaller end on your screen and enjoy!
800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
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