Scientific Inquiry With Poetry
Explain and engage in scientific inquiry with this poem and investigation from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for Kids by Pomelo Books.
A fun game for Halloween that demonstrates diffusion and the properties of stretchy polymers using rubber gloves and flavor extracts.
Go Out and Observe the Moon!
Observe the moon each day for one month, map the moon’s features, simulate lunar impacts, and explore lunar science in this resource from NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration.
Track A Plant’s Movement
Are your plants moving without you knowing it? Catch your plant’s secret movements, called tropisms, in this hands-on activity.
A Human Sundial
Why does the length and direction of our shadow change throughout the day? It all comes back to rotation and position of our planet relative to the sun.
Use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperatures move around in convection currents in this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.
Map Sun Trails
Use photosensitive paper to make a map of the path of sunlight on the earth in this activity from the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Make a UV Detector
On a bright, sunny day, use tonic water to detect ultraviolet (UV) light from the Sun in this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.
Convection Can Be Pretty
In this excerpt from the book Science for Parents, learn how to visualize convection using stuff you’ve probably already got in your kitchen.
Use Magnetic Fields To Navigate Like A Sea Turtle
Create small turtle navigators and use them to detect magnetic fields in this activity and companion game.