This activity will help learners discover what soil is made of and how the composition of soil can be very different based on the location where it is formed.
Do you have any collections at home? Maybe you have a collection of rocks, favorite toys, or artwork. The objects stored by a museum are called collections as well, and it is the responsibility of museum curators to keep track of these collections and display them. In this activity, learners will create their own museum-at-home by curating a collection of objects, creating labels, and displaying them just like a museum would.
Learn about insects and some of their characteristics and adaptations that help them to live in their habitats. Then, create an insect yourself that is adapted to live in a specific environment.
Pendulums can teach us a lot about physics. In this activity, learners will build a device that uses pendulums: Newton\'s Cradle. Learn about momentum by lining up 6 pendulums in a row!
What sorts of careers do you think are involved in dairy? Dig a little more in-depth into those careers, and then try your hand at making your own butter with ingredients and supplies you may already have at home!
The process of demineralization breaks down and removes minerals. In this activity, use the process of demineralization to remove calcium from a chicken bone and observe the effects!
Participants will understand what DNA is made of and be able to make a model of the DNA double helix. Then, learners will have the opportunity to use household items to extract DNA from a strawberry.
Did you know that you can explore the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery from home on COSI Connects? Use this scavenger hunt as you explore the gallery and learn some fun dinosaur facts!
Become a packaging engineer! You will design a protective package for a raw egg to allow the egg to withstand a fall without cracking. To test your design, the egg will be dropped from a height with the help of an adult.
Did you know that you can do the elephant toothpaste demonstration at home? With the help of an adult, try this fun but messy demonstration with a few supplies you probably already have around the house!
Participants will learn about the forces that contribute to erosion and weathering, and create a model that shows how erosion and weathering can expose buried fossils to paleontologists.
Estimating is an important skill for all of us to learn and practice. Test your estimating skills in Part 1. Then if you want more of a challenge, move on to Part 2 to try some back-of-the-envelope estimates. Don\'t be afraid of wrong answers - the idea is to come up with a reasonable educated guess.
Learn how flying animals are being studied by engineers so that they can model new aircraft after their adaptations - a technique called biomimicry. Then use biomimicry to build a flying machine of your own.
Forensics is the use of science and technology to investigate and establish facts, especially in criminal and civil courts of law. In this activity, learn how fingerprints are analyzed by forensic scientists. Then use what you learned to analyze your own fingerprints.