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Food for Thought

The Activity Lab has experiments, adventures, activities and DIY projects to inspire your young scientist.
Water bending around balloon
Activity Lab

Bend Water

Fascinate your kids with the power of charged molecules as they make water bend!  WHAT TO GET: A balloon A source of running water  

Group conducting experiment
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Make Elephant Sized Toothpaste

Introduce your kid to the excitement of chemistry by showing how different things react, and how you can speed up those reactions with a catalyst! 

Water string experiment graphic.
Activity Lab

Pour Water Down a String!

Explore some of water’s fascinating molecular properties while seemingly defying gravity!  WHAT TO GET: Measuring cup Water Cup or glass Absorbent cotton string or yarn

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Make Colorful Glue Snowflakes

Wow your kids with a fun project that blends art & the chemistry of molecular bonds!    WHAT TO GET:   White or clear glue Disposable

Colorful gummy bears
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Grow or Shrink Your Gummy Bears!

Show your kids the power of diffusion by making their favorite gummy bear candies grow bigger or smaller with this fun experiment!  What to get:  

disappear coin
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Make a Coin Disappear!

Introduce your kids to the magic of science with this easy, yet fascinating experiment! Make a coin disappear and learn about how light travels in waves.

egg bounce
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Bounce an Egg!

See chemistry in action when you dissolve an eggshell using vinegar in this simple at-home experiment for kids!