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Make and test paper whirly birds to learn more about the aerodynamics of helicopter flight.
Test different throwing techniques or compare different Frisbees and learn more about aerodynamics and physics at the same time.
Use water drops to explore the physics behind mangification.
You can see surface tension in the way water pools on a penny, but what happens when you add soap?
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What colors make up a certain color ink in a marker? Find out with a family science activity.
A test tube of phytoplankton offers a no-mess way to let kids observe biochemical processes, circadian rhythms, and bioluminescence.
Bright summer light is perfect for exploring solar energy with hands-on science activities.
What makes a great photo great? Experiment with a family science activity to see if key approaches to composition make a difference.
This storybook puts the engineering design process in action and in the hands of a charming young girl who has an idea for something she wants to build—and sets out to bring her idea to life.
Build bridges from paper to explore civil engineering in this family STEM activity. Does the shape of the materials make a difference?