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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!

Category: candy

ROCK CANDY CHEMISTRY: The Science Behind Crystallized Candy by Carly Vaughn, Digital Marketing Manager

Did you know that candy-making is really just a tasty form of chemistry? Next time you bite into your favorite sweet treat, consider the time and scientific experimentation that went into creating a shelf-stable, packaged candy that not only stays fresh but tastes AMAZING. Learn more about the science behind your favorite Halloween treats, and find out how to create candy experiments of your own at home! In general, candy is made by dissolving sugar into water to create a solution.... Read More
Posted by Carly Vaughn at 10/1/19

CARAMEL CHEMISTRY by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Caramel is a tasty treat that has delighted kids and adults alike for over 1,000 years! It was first developed in 950 A.D by ancient Arabic people who originally used it for their hair. Talk about a sticky situation! Now, you can find it everywhere from individually wrapped morsels to Nashville's own Goo Goo Cluster . How exactly do you make caramel? Turns out, it's all in the chemistry! This easy and fun DIY activity helps you follow each chemical reaction as you cook up your own... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 3/30/18

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
615-862-5160
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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