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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!

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MAGICAL SELF-INFLATING BALLOONS by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

During the cold days of winter, it's easy to get cabin fever. Break up the boredom with this fun, simple science expirement using only a balloon, a measuring tape and a little lung power. With this activity, you and your little scientist can explore the effects of warm and cold air on gases as you watch the balloon *magically* inflate and deflate with the changing temperature! Materials: Balloon Measuring Tape (or a bit of string) Activity: Blow up your balloon to... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 1/11/18

WOBBLE BOT by 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

STORYBOOK STEM: THREE LITTLE PIGS by 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

ROBOTIC ARM by 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

INSTA-FREEZE ICE by Erin Castellano & Christopher Earnhardt, 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

MELTED BEAD ORNAMENT by Emily Orbison, Science Educator

When enough heat is added to a solid, it can melt into a liquid! Plastic beads at room temperature are round, with a hole in the middle, but if we put them into an oven - where the temperature is much higher - they melt into a liquid plastic. Liquids take the shape of their container so your heated round beads can now be formed into a new shape! Once the melted plastic is removed from the hot oven and cooled down in a freezer, the lower temperature makes the liquid return to... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 12/18/17
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