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Food for Thought

The Activity Lab has experiments, adventures, activities and DIY projects to inspire your young scientist.
Girl blindfolded smell test
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Test Your Smell and Taste!

Your sense of smell and your sense of taste are two of your five senses. They help you enjoy delicious foods and drinks, and they

Homemade pinhole projector
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Pinhole Projector

Have you ever wondered how telescopes and cameras work? They both use a special kind of lens called a pinhole lens. A pinhole lens is

Balloon hovercraft
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Make a Balloon Hovercraft

A hovercraft is a vehicle that can travel over water or land without touching the surface. Have you ever wondered how hovercrafts work? They use

Cardboard box solar oven
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Solar Oven S’mores!

A solar oven is a box that traps the heat from the Sun, making it hotter inside the box than outside of it. You can

Water microscope instructions
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Make a Water Microscope

A water microscope is a simple and inexpensive way to explore the world of tiny things. It can be made with materials you probably have

Ketchup diver experiment
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Sink a Ketchup Diver

The ketchup diver experiment is a fun and easy science experiment that demonstrates the principles of buoyancy and density. It is a great way to

Experiment with bowl of milk and dye
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Make Milk Fireworks

  Have you ever seen milk fireworks? They’re a fun and easy science experiment that kids of all ages can enjoy. All you need is

Glass with iron filings and magnets
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Magnetic Field

On Earth, there is a giant magnetic field, also called the geomagnetic field, generated from Earth’s core. In this experiment, we will create a smaller

Oranges in glasses
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Orange Buoyancy

Buoyancy is the tendency of an object to float in fluids because of the upward force that fluids exert on objects. Experimenting with objects to determine