Explore at Home!

Do you know that you can use common things found in your house or classroom to explore science? You don't need fancy or expensive lab equipment to do fun science experiments. You can demonstrate cool scientific principles and test out your ideas with everyday objects found all around you. Try one of these activities at home or school today!

 

Scribble Bot
Build a scribble bot that will color on a piece of paper.

Clothespin
Can you workout with a clothespin and do science at the same time? Find out here!

Edible DNA
Make an edible model of DNA, then enjoy your creation!

Play-Dough
Learn how to make your own play-dough!

exploding foam
See how an exothermic reaction can make exploding foam!

How does liquid impact magnets?
How does liquid impact magnets?

glitter slime
Explore polymers and states of matter while you make some funky glitter slime! 

bristle bot
Can you build a bristle bot and make it move?

water and food coloring
How different are water and bleach when color is involved?

marshmallow slingshot
How far can you launch a marshmallow across the room?

electromagnet
Create your own electromagnet! 

hoverballoon
Build a simple hovercraft with everyday materials.

Rock Candy
Make rock candy by growing your own crystals! 

Blue daisy
Can you change the color of a flower's petals. 

Ballons
Create a balloon that inflates on its own!

Fake Snot
Use chemistry to make slimy fake snot! 

Sun Chips Bag
Be a magician and shrink a bag of Sun Chips!

Oobleck
Create a non-Newtonian substance that behaves like both a solid and a liquid! 

Lava Lamps
Get your groove on and create a psychedelic lamp! 

Spinach
Isolate the DNA from a sample of spinach.

Ice Cream
Create your own yummy ice cream from your refrigerator. 

Lemon
Pretend to be a secret agent by writing a message in invisible ink! 

Glitter Globe
Create a fun toy that demonstrates different chemical properties! 

Polaroid camera
Take a photograph with your own homemade camera! 

Water drop splash
Using mechanical filtration, filter sediment and dirt out of dirty water to the best of your ability. 

Recycled Necklaces
Create Your Own Necklace out of recycled magazines! 

Vegetables
Design, plan, and cultivate a garden from which you can eat a yummy, fresh creation of your own making!

Colored Sharpies
Separate the different colors of ink in a sharpie marker using chromatography. 

Terrarium
Make your own mini ecosystem inside a terrarium.

Funny Putty
Stretch your mind and learn chemistry by making Funny Putty! 

Fossil
Create your own fossils to study and explore. 

Stress Ball
Make your very own stress ball. Relax a little! 

Solar Cooking
Build a solar oven to make yourself some delicious s’mores! 

Bone
Use the acid to remove minerals from the bone to make it bendy.

Pancakes
Make super fluffy delicious pancakes from scratch! 

Yoga
Discover the science behind practicing yoga! 

Lip Gloss
Use household ingredients to make your own lip gloss! 

Milk splashing into a glass
Turn milk into plastic using every day household items!

Paper Orb
You can make orbs and domes just out of paper! They'll look cool, and they're a way to learn geometry -- math!

toothpick tower
Build a Cost Effective Structure.