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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!

CRATER CREATION by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

August is for the astronauts. This month, we're exploring everything SPACE and what better way to start than with a trip to our only natural satellite, the Moon! The Moon's surface is full of big holes called craters which give it that distinct "Man in the Moon" apperance. Get your little one ready for their first moonwalk as you learn more about how these craters are formed with this fun and easy DIY activity!  Materials Small Container  Sand or Pay... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 8/1/18

OIL SPILL CLEAN UP by Olivia Poindexter, Early Childhood Intern

Have you ever helped your parents clean up a spill at home? Our oceans can sometimes have spills too, but, unlike a splash of milk or a puddle of soda pop, these spills can cause some real problems. As our cities grow and more people get cars to drive around, we need more fuel for power and this fuel can come from an "off-shore" oil rig. These rigs are engineered with extreme care, but accidents happen, causing oil to spill into the ocean, threatening the animals... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/17/18

SALTY SINK OR FLOAT by Christopher Earnhardt, Science Educator

If you’ve ever gotten an accidental mouthful of ocean water, you know that our flippered friends live in some pretty salty stuff! Scientists call the measurement of how much salt is dissolved into a given volume of water its salinity . Very salty bodies of water, like the ocean, have a  high salinity while lakes, rivers and streams have extremely low  to zero salinity. But just what is the difference between the super-salty oceans and the not-so-salty lakes and rivers? What... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/12/18

MAKE YOUR OWN OCEAN CURRENT by Olivia Poindexter, Early Childhood Intern

When we want to get somewhere quickly, we drive on a highway so we can go faster for longer stretches of time. Sometimes, ocean animals like sea turtles need to get somewhere fast too, but how? They use swift ocean currents to move around the waterways as quickly as possible for necessary migrations. This experiment will help you explore just what an ocean current  is, how they form, and how they move through the different oceans as you create your very own ocean current! ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/10/18

ROCKETS RED GLARE by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

3... 2... 1... BLAST OFF! "By the rockets' red glare..." is a famous verse and favorite of ours from our National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." What better way to celebrate this awesome song and our nation's birthday than with your own little rocket scientist? Learn about propulsion together as you try out this fun and simple DIY experiment at home!  Materials Two Chairs String Straw (plastic or reusable) Tape Red Balloon ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/3/18

UNDER PRESSURE by Erin Castellano, Science Educator

Did you know that the air around Nashville weighs about 30 lbs per square inch? That's twice as heavy as the air is at sea level (14.7 lbs per square inch)! Scientists call this weight  pressure . You can't feel this pressure, though, because our bodies are used to feeling that weight all the time. When you swim, water also pushes on you from all directions, and that pressure increases the deeper you go. Here is a fun experiment you can do at home to see what happens to water and... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/3/18
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