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  • Enlighten Your Day with Optics!
    March 31, 2020

    Enlighten Your Day with Optics!

    This activity uses lenses and prisms to explore optical reflection and refraction. The initial activities take 30-35 minutes – followed by a lot of free play! Intended for ages 5 and up. What you'll need: An assorted set of cylindrical...

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  • Explore Momentum by Crashing Hall's Cars
    March 26, 2020

    Explore Momentum by Crashing Hall's Cars

    This super fun activity for ages 5 and up helps students gain an intuitive feel for momentum. What you’ll need: Hall’s Car Pair (PH0351APL) Straight toy-car track (Hot Wheels, for example) – about 4 feet length minimum. Garden rocks or weight...

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  • Play with Pitch using Tuning Forks
    March 26, 2020

    Play with Pitch using Tuning Forks

    This activity will give students an intuitive feel for the physics of sound – vibration! The activity is very easy and takes 20-30 minutes to work through, and all afternoon to explore. What you’ll need: A full scale of tuning...

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  • Unpacking Light
    March 26, 2020

    Unpacking Light

    Use a quantitative spectroscope to get a glimpse of light composition no matter where you are. This project takes no time at all and is completely portable! What you’ll need: Quantitative Spectroscope (PH100QA) A notebook to record your observations! Background:...

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  • Explore Wave Motion with Springs!
    March 25, 2020

    Explore Wave Motion with Springs!

    This activity uses the classic spring toy and a long loose spring to explore wave motion. The initial activities take 15-20 minutes – followed by a lot of free play with the spring! Intended for ages 5 and up. What...

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  • Growing Crystals with Bubble Rocks
    March 23, 2020

    Growing Crystals with Bubble Rocks

    This is a fun and easy activity to do with scientists of all ages!  It only takes about 10 minutes to set up and then you observe and record the results over 1-2 weeks. What you'll need: White distilled vinegar...

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  • January 11, 2019

    Preparing an Agar Plate

    Agar plates are used in microbiology to grow and culture bacteria for study. The agar is a gelatin that acts as a surface and a source of nutrients for the bacteria colonies to grow on. Scientists will use different ingredients...

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