Construct a rocket powered by the pressure generated from an effervescing antacid tablet reacting with water. Build a launch pad for your rocket and then watch it blast off!
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An electromagnet may seem like a very complicated contraption, but you can actually build a simple one at home! You just need a few supplies that you can pick up at a hardware store.
COSI Connects launches audiences of all ages into a universe of science through online videos, activities, plus a free mobile app that enables science exploration even when offline. COSI Connects is helping to bridge the digital divide, promote digital literacy, and address critical science education needs simultaneously. This repository of activities and videos is for learners of all ages and is a great supplement to at-home learning or for use in the classroom.
These jars are a fun way for little ones to enjoy bright colors and glitter, and they also work well for calming breaks - shake up a bottle and watch quietly as it settles.
When an object is moving in a curved or circular path, centripetal force is what keeps the object on that curved path. In this activity, explore centripetal force at home; see if you can spin a bucket of water in a circle without spilling!
Have you seen the chair challenge? It turns out that this challenge is a fun way to discuss scientific concepts. In this activity, complete a series of challenges and discuss them in terms of gravity and center of gravity.
Grab some chocolate and explore the science behind it! First, observe different kinds of chocolate and see what differences you notice. Then, try your hand at tempering chocolate to see if you can achieve the most desirable crystal structure - form V!
You don\'t have to be a trained scientist to participate in cutting-edge research; you just need to be able to use the internet. Practice your digital literacy skills as you begin your own citizen science journey.
Did you know that you do not have to be a trained scientist to participate in cutting-edge scientific research? Learn about citizen scientists who have made valuable contributions to research projects and begin your own citizen science journey!
Have you seen litter around your community? Plan a trip with members of your household to go out and clean up the community! You can clean up a neighborhood, local park, or hiking trail. Find tips, safety instructions, and best practices in the activity.
Use some kitchen tools and cookies to practice excavation. See if paleontology or archaeology might just be a good future career path for you!
Create puppets that show some of the differences between an alligator and a crocodile. Then conduct an experiment to see one reason alligators or crocodiles may be laying around with their mouths open.
In October of 2019, NASA unveiled new spacesuits intended for the Artemis program, a mission to land humans on the moon as a stepping stone for future missions to Mars. In this activity, you will be challenged to think about the future of space travel and what it might take to survive for a long period of time on the moon.