DIY Science in Nashville - Adventure Science Center - water

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DIY Science

We are proud to offer fun DIY science experiments the whole family can enjoy! We hope you'l have fun digging into the subjects below, and we can't wait to see you at the museum.

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Category: water

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

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

BUILD YOUR OWN PADDLE BOAT by Anna Goolsby, Marketing Assistant

Full STEAM ahead! Add some splishy-splashy playtime to your learning with this fun and simple DIY engineering activity. Learn now to design and build your very own paddle boat just like an engineer using objects and tools found around your home. This is a great project to do either outside in an inflatable pool or inside in your bathtub! No matter the weather, you can have fun making waves and learning more about engineering! Want to experience more engineering fun? Join us the week of... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 2/13/18