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Food for Thought

The Activity Lab has experiments, adventures, activities and DIY projects to inspire your young scientist.
Borax snowflake
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Make Borax Crystal Snowflakes

Borax crystal snowflakes are a fun and easy science experiment that you can do with your kids. They are also a great way to learn

Water walk cup experiment
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Water Walking

Have you ever seen water walk? It’s not magic, it’s science! This fun and easy experiment will show you how water can move up a

Red cabbage and cups
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Red Cabbage Acid Test

A red cabbage acid test is a fun and easy experiment that you can do at home to learn about acids and bases. It uses

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