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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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STUMPING STROOP

Ready to work out your brain? Can you name a color and read a color? What if the word and the font color are different? Discover more about how the brain works to process information quickly with this tricky task! Background Middle Tennessee native John Ridley Stroop’s research focused on measuring mental processes involving naming objects as well as reading object names. He developed a color-word task to demonstrate the interference between reading an object’s name and naming... Read More
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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... Read More
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LAVA LAMP ENGINEER

Ready for a far out family project? Get ready to feel groovy with your little scientist as you craft your own lava lamp using things you probably already have around the house! Vocabulary Reaction – (noun)  chemical transformation or change : the action between atoms or molecules to form one or more new substances. Mixture – (noun)  two or more substances that are mixed together but not chemically combined and that may vary in proportion. Polarity... Read More
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ERUPTING PUMPKINS

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and pumpkin bubble? Get in the Halloween spirit with this fun, chemistry-based sensory activity based on a timeless classic: volcanoes! Vocabulary Reaction– (noun)  chemical transformation or change : the action between atoms or molecules to form one or more new substances. Erupt– (verb)  to burst forth or cause to burst forth. Carbon Dioxide– (noun)  a heavy colorless gas that does not support... Read More
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MR. POTATO CLOCK

Potatoes are great mashed, roasted, baked or in clocks! Yes, you read that right… potatoes are nature’s tastiest battery. Parents, you may remember this activity from watching any of the classic science shows, like Mr. Wizard’s World, Bill Nye the Science Guy or even Beakman’s World. Show your young scientist the power of nature! Vocabulary Battery– (noun)  an electric cell or connected electric cells providing electric current. Current–... Read More
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SENSORY PLAY WITH SLIME

October is here, the leaves are starting to turn and it’s beginning feel more like fall every day! Use this fun activity to learn a little bit of science with a whole lot of fun with your little scientist! What is Slime? The mixture of Elmer’s Glue with Borax and water produces a putty-like material called a polymer. In simplest terms, a polymer is a long chain of molecules. If the long molecules slide past each other easily, then the substance acts like a liquid because the... Read More
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