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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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MELTED BEAD ORNAMENT by Emily Orbison, ASC 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 | 0 comments

POPSICLE STICK BIPLANE by Emily Orbison, ASC Science Educator

The first powered, controlled airplane to fly used a biplane wing arrangement, as did many aircrafts in the early years of aviation. This first aircraft was called the “Wright Flyer,” and it was built by the Wright Brothers. Today, this very airplane is exhibited in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. But you don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to see a biplane; build your own! Try it at home or at our DIY makerspace,  Tinkering Garage . ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 12/11/17 | 0 comments

SNOWSTORM IN A JAR by Bethany Caldwell, ASC Science Educator

Have you ever wanted to harness the power of a snowstorm? Or just wanted to watch something fizz and react? This is the project for you! A few simple ingredients and BAM - your very own snowstorm without the hassle of having to go to the grocery store and buy all the milk and bread in the world. Enjoy this activity again and again as you watch the ingredients mix and swirl in your hand-held winter wonderland! Materials: A Jar Container (like a Mason jar) Antacid Tablets (like... Read More
Posted by Alexis McCoy at 12/7/17 | 0 comments

CARDBOARD MAZE by John Haney, ASC Science Educator

Mazes and similar puzzles have been around for thousands of years. They help us exercise problem solving skills, increase memory retention, and are a lot of fun! You can find mazes in stores and even online, but in true Tinkering Garage  fashion, we're going to make our own. Build this cardboard maze at home and use a marble to navigate its twists and turns! Discuss how the force of gravity helps the marble make its way around each turn. Materials: Shallow... Read More
Posted by Alexis McCoy at 12/4/17 | 0 comments

GRAVITY CAR by ASC Science Educators

What makes a car go fast? You might imagine a race car with a really powerful engine, but the cars made for our Tinkering Garage track are powered by the force of gravity. On Earth, gravity is constant (always the same). So you can’t increase the amount of gravity, but is there another way to make the car go faster? Materials: Nails Bottle Caps (or other "wheels") Clothespins Cardboard Plastic Beads Masking Tape Additional Hardware (to add weight)... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 11/27/17 | 0 comments

DRAW THE SUN’S CORONA by Marcin Chojnowski, ASC Eclipse Intern

As we all might imagine, astronomy isn’t meant to be learned exclusively inside a classroom. The upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 st is a great opportunity to get even the youngest of your kids to enjoy a great learning experience. This activity has been designed as a great way to get younger children (ages 3 – 10) actively involved with the upcoming total solar eclipse! A little bit of background first… as it turns out we don’t know everything about... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 7/27/17 | 0 comments
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