Get Ready to Hike
Make your family hikes so much more fun with these hiking tips.
Science Friday Home Science Highlights of 2014
Our best home experiments and maker projects from 2014.
Jumping Spider Shake Down
Can you match each jumping spider dance to its vibratory song?
Use two play dough recipes to create “squishy circuits” and explore electricity.
Classroom Strategy: Image of the Day
Three approaches for using images as gateways to instruction in grades 4-16.
Add some pizzazz to your favorite clothing and accessories using some wire, tape, a battery, and an LED.
Talk Like a Firefly
Learn to speak the language of fireflies and invent your own secret flash code.
How Does an Octopus Change Its Body to Blend In With Its Environment?
Watch footage of a live octopus to model different ways that these animals can camouflage themselves by changing their body’s texture, shape, size, and color.
How Tails Help a Kite to Fly
In this activity from Science Buddies, you will experiment with how a kite’s tail affects how it flies.
Going to Extremes: Chia Seeds From Outer Space
In this activity, students will devise an experiment to find out whether chia seeds are still able to grow after exposure to extreme conditions like the ones we may find on other planets. This activity was created by MAVEN Outreach and Education to help teach about NASA’s MAVEN mission to Mars.