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Food for Thought

The Activity Lab has experiments, adventures, activities and DIY projects to inspire your young scientist.
Papermaking screen full of pulp
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Make Recycled Paper

Instead of throwing old paper away, we can turn it into something new and amazing: recycled paper. It’s like being a superhero for the planet,

Simple outdoor rube goldberg device
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Build a Rube Goldberg Machine

A Rube Goldberg machine is a series of chain reactions that make a simple task difficult and funny! Named after the American cartoonist and artist,

Raindrops on watercolor
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Rainy Day Painting

Is the rain tapping on your window? Then it’s the perfect time to grab your paints and create a stormy masterpiece!  What you’ll need:  Paper: Any

Illustration of homemade bottle
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Make a Homemade Thermometer

Thermometers are used to measure the temperature of things. They are often used to measure the temperature of the human body, but they can also

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