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Discover Your World from Home!

Explore some activities you can do at home to learn more about your world. These activities use materials that should be readily available, if you don’t already have them at home!

Each activity PDF contains a list of instructions and materials needed. Check back often! We’ll add more every couple of weeks.

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Acid, Neutral or Basic?

Want to know how acidic something is? Just ask the cabbage!!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 3.1, 3.3, 5.1, 5.
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Aluminaut Word Search

Dive in to find some terms about the world’s first aluminum deep-ocean research submersible!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 4.7
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American Flag Illusion

Challenge your children with a fun optical illusion and learn a little about how the eye works in the process.

SOLs covered:

  • Health: 2.1, 5.1, 8.1
  • Science 5.6, PS 7
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Animal Architects

Explore different types of animal builders, then try building and testing a nest from found materials.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: K.7, 2.1, 2.5, 2.7, PS.1
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Antacid Lava Lamp

Try out our fun and simple lava lamp experiment to learn about polar and nonpolar molecules.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 6.5, 6.6, CH.3 
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Astronomical Measuring Tape

Create a scaled model to visualize and measure the distance between planets.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1 4.5, 6.2
  • Math: K.9 

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Binary Bracelets

Make your own coded-message bracelet using the same binary principles behind computer language. 

SOLs covered:

  • Math: 3.16, 4.15, 5.18
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Biodiversity Bingo

Discover the biodiversity all around you! You can also create your own nature journal with the species you find.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 3.1, 3.5, 4.1, 4.3, 4.8
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Blubber Glove

How can animals live in cold water and keep warm? Blubber! Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 5.1, 5.2
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Build a Geodesic Dome!

Test the strength of some sweet shapes!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 6.1
  • Math: K.10, 1.11, 2.13, 3.12
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Butterfly Hide and Seek

This activity makes a game out of learning about animal adaptations.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1, 3.4, 4.2

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Capture a Spider Web

Here's a fun activity to help you weave some nature into your household art!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.5
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Carbon Dioxide Sandwich

This sandwich isn’t suitable for lunch boxes. But it does make a tasty chemistry lesson!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.7
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Concept Car Trials

Use engineering skills to test toy car designs to see which travel the farthest and fastest!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 5.2, LS.1, PS.1, PS.10
  • Math: 4.6, 4.14, 5.17, 6.5
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Conductive Playdough

Dough you like getting your hands dirty? Than this activity will light you up!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 5.1, 5.4, PS.1, PS.9
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Constellation Viewers

Explore the cosmos, make a dazzling constellation viewer using a simple flashlight.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: K.8, PS.1, ES.1, ES.2
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Crystal Snowflakes

Grow your own decorations using the science of atoms, ions or molecules.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3

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Dino Word Search

Remember Yi qi? Wondering what kind of dinosaur that is? We’ll tell you, but first try to find it in our word search.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 1.5, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 5.8
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Dissecting Root Veggies

Vegetables come from non-fruiting parts of a plant. Dissect a carrot and learn about root systems. 

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 1.4, 3.1, 4.2, 4.3

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Edible Soil Layers

Whip up this dessert to explore the properties of soil layers. Brings a new meaning to “I’d rather eat dirt.”

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 3.1, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
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Egg Brain

Learn more about built-in features that keep your brain safe with this egg-cellent activity!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.3
  • Health: 1.2, 1.3, 2.2

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Element Bingo

Discover more about the matter around you with this fun game you can play together or individually.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 5.1, 5.7, 6.1, 6.5
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Elephant Toothpaste

Try this at-home version of the popular and awe-inspiring science demo.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: CH.1, CH.7

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Forces of Flight

Use paper airplanes to balance four forces to achieve flight.

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Fossilize a Sponge

Investigate one way fossils can form in this activity that really rocks!


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Harmonica Vibration

Formal music lessons aren’t required for this instrument-making activity.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 1.1, 1.2, 5.1, 5.5
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Homopolar Motor

This simple machine is a great tool for experimentation. Take it for a spin! 


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Impact Craters

Make an impact and learn about the different characteristics of lunar craters.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 4.1, 4.6, 5.8, ES.2 
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Invisible Ink

You won’t have to hide your love of science with this top-secret project.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 5.1, 5.7

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Make Oobleck

Make your own batch of non-Newtonian fluid for hours of science fun.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 5.1, 5.7
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Make Your Own Compass

You'll always know which way is north with this attractive at-home compass activity.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.2, PS.1, PS.9
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Make Your Own Ice Cream

It’s not just a sweet treat perfect for warm evenings. It’s science!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.3, 3.3, 6.6, 5.7, PS 5
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Möbius Strip

Part mathematical curiosity and fascinating oddity, learn about and create a Möbius strip!

SOLs covered:

  • Math: 4.11

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Nail Art Line Designs

From honeycombs to windows, geometry is all around us. Create some of your own geometric art!

SOLs covered:

  • Math: 1.11, 2.12, 3.11, 4.10
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Oozing Pumpkin

Incorporate some science into your fall celebrations with this gushing gourd activity!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: CH.1, CH.7
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Plastic Jellyfish

Make sure plastic stays out of waterways by using it to make your own sea creature.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 1.1, 1.8, 3.1, 3.8, 6.1, 6.8, LS. 6, ES.10
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Solar S'mores

You don’t need a campfire to enjoy this gooey treat. You just need the greenhouse effect!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.5, 5.7
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Sound Jam Recipe

If you have extra toilet paper and paper towel rolls lying around, put them to good use.

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 1.1, 1.2, 5.1, 5.5, 5.7
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Sustainability Bingo

Like to play games? Really like to compete? Then Sustainability Bingo is for you!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 4.1, 4.8, 5.1, 5.9, 6.1, 6.9

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Tangrams

At over 1,000 years old, tangrams create a fun and challenging puzzle with lots of shape options.

SOLs covered:

  • Math: K.10, 1.11, 3.12, 5.14

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Water Striders

Explore surface tension and the animals that take advantage of it. 

SOLs covered:

  • Science: 3.1, 3.4, 6.6 
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Worm World

Turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost while analyzing the appetites of annelids!

SOLs covered:

  • Science: K.1, K.7, 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 3.5, 4.1, 4.3

Keep Exploring

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