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Food for Thought

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

Homemade maraca
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Make an Instrument

Music and movement are fun for all ages, so here are a few ways to make an instrument with your kids!    Maracas  Place a

Water bending around balloon
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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.
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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: