Make an awe-inspiring route for a ball to travel using whatever you have on hand! This activity is extremely flexible and the only boundary is your imagination. The goal is to guide a ball down a wall and into a cup. Experiment with different shapes, angles, techniques, and designs as you try and try again to make the ball land in the cup. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Remember the crazier it is, the better!
What’s oobleck? Why does it go from a liquid to a solid, back to a liquid? What is Newtonian’s Law? These are all questions that will be answered in this video! Watch this video to make your own oobleck at home! WARNING: this experiment might get messy!
From the great pyramids to modern skyscrapers, all architecture relies on shapes! Take a look at how structures thousands of feet tall, can be shrunk down and explored with just straws, pipe cleaners, and some patience. In this video, you’ll learn how to make your own geodesic dome.
Come along with us for an educational and fun scavenger hunt through the indoors and outdoors! As you find different math-related objects, write and draw your findings on our bonus worksheet. In the PDF attached you will find that the worksheet includes vocabulary, examples and a description for each object. The worksheet also includes a ruler for measurements! Once you’ve finished your worksheet, be sure to send us a picture of it along with the things you found!
Ever wonder what all those lines on the tips of your fingers are? They’re fingerprints! Essential in identification technology and most used in criminology by forensic scientists, fingerprints seem to be everywhere, quite literally. Watch to find out how to take a close look at your own set of fingerprints! In this video, Danica and Riley go through the basics of how to identify the different types and what makes them so interesting.
Want to make a fun fidget toy with just paper and creativity? In this video, follow along with Danica as we make some paper flextangles. This simple activity involves drawing and designing, basic folding skills, and a whole ton of geometry and math concepts to explore. Ever want to learn what a hexaflexagon is? Here’s your chance!
Do you want to make music? Do you love to engineer? Then this video is for you! This activity teaches you how to create your very own flute. All you need is tape, straws, and scissors. And who knows, you might be the next Bach or Beethoven!
Using just lemon and water, make invisible ink to share secret messages with your friends! Learn about the process of diluting and what properties of lemons (and most other liquids!) make them disappear on paper but reappear when heated. You will need parent supervision or an adult’s help for parts of this activity that involve tools like a knife and an iron.
Create a stunning masterpiece using only string, toothpicks, and cardboard! This fun activity leaves you with a piece of art made using your own two hands. Explore geometry and 3D art in this easy tutorial. Free templates are available in different shapes and designs to help you get started, but whatever design you make is completely up to you. Use our complimentary worksheet to count the shapes you have made.
Investigate chemistry while you clean your coins! Using only a few common household materials listed below, you can create a solution that rids your pennies of dirt and leaves them shiny and like new! Discover how this works and what was making your pennies dirty in the first place. It’s not magic, it’s science!
Goats, goats, and more goats... what else could you ask for! This video will tech you a little but about goats and a whole lot about how to learn about animals and what questions to ask!
A classic experiment every kid has wanted to do...let’s make a volcano! Using common household items, make your own model volcano as we explore different elements of chemical reactions. How does the reaction work? What makes all these bubbles appear? We encourage you to ask questions and find out what the science is behind this experiment.
It’s not magic, its SCIENCE! Watch as the colors swirl and spread, it may look like magic, but there is really nothing to it! Connect the experiment with what is going on around us right now! Understand the importance of washing your hands with soap, but make it fun! You will have a blast watching the magic of science unfold right before your very eyes!
After breaking headlines worldwide, the boat that got stuck in the Suez Canal became famous! In today's video we will be creating our own boats using paper and tape.