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!
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Want to know how acidic something is? Just ask the cabbage!!
SOLs covered: 3.1, 3.3, 5.1, 5.7
Dive in to find some terms about the world’s first aluminum deep-ocean research submersible!
SOLs covered: Science: 4.7
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 and Science 5.6, PS 7
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
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
Create a scaled model to visualize and measure the distance between planets.
SOLs covered: Science: 2.1 4.5, 6.2 Math: K.9
Make your own coded-message bracelet using the same binary principles behind computer language.
SOLs covered: Math: 3.16, 4.15, 5.18
Discover the biodiversity all around you! You can also create your own nature journal with the species you find.
SOLs covered: 3.1, 3.5, 4.1, 4.3, 4.8
How can animals live in cold water and keep warm? Blubber! Don’t believe us? See for yourself.
SOLs covered: 2.1, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 5.1, 5.2
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
This activity makes a game out of learning about animal adaptations.
SOLs covered: Science: 2.1, 3.4, 4.2
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
This sandwich isn’t suitable for lunch boxes. But it does make a tasty chemistry lesson!
SOLs covered: 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.7
This colorful science activity about separating mixtures produces art-worthy results.
SOLs covered: Science: 3.1, 3.3, 5.7, 6.1, 6.6
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
Explore the cosmos, make a dazzling constellation viewer using a simple flashlight.
SOLs covered: Science: K.8, PS.1, ES.1, ES.2
Grow your own decorations using the science of atoms, ions or molecules.
SOLs covered: Science: 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3
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:1.5, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 5.8
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
Whip up this dessert to explore the properties of soil layers. Brings a new meaning to “I’d rather eat dirt.”
SOLs covered: 3.1, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Discover more about the matter around you with this fun game you can play together or individually.
SOLs covered: 5.1, 5.7, 6.1, 6.5
Try this at-home version of the popular and awe-inspiring science demo.
SOLs covered: Science: CH.1, CH.7
Use paper airplanes to balance four forces to achieve flight.
Formal music lessons aren’t required for this instrument-making activity.
SOLs covered: Science: 1.1, 1.2, 5.1, 5.5
This simple machine is a great tool for experimentation. Take it for a spin!
Check out the sweet science in this infusion that's perfect for cold weather.
Make an impact and learn about the different characteristics of lunar craters.
SOLs covered: Science: 4.1, 4.6, 5.8, ES.2
You won’t have to hide your love of science with this top-secret project.
SOLs covered: Science: 5.1, 5.7
Make your own batch of non-Newtonian fluid for hours of science fun.
You'll always know which way is north with this attractive at-home compass activity.
SOLs covered: Science: 2.2, PS.1, PS.9
It’s not just a sweet treat perfect for warm evenings. It’s science!
SOLs covered: 2.3, 3.3, 6.6, 5.7, PS 5
Part mathematical curiosity and fascinating oddity, learn about and create a Möbius strip!
SOLs covered: Math: 4.11
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
Make sure plastic stays out of waterways by using it to make your own sea creature.
SOLs covered: 1.1, 1.8, 3.1, 3.8, 6.1, 6.8, LS. 6, ES.10
You don’t need a campfire to enjoy this gooey treat. You just need the greenhouse effect!
SOLs covered: 2.1, 2.3, 5.1, 5.5, 5.7
If you have extra toilet paper and paper towel rolls lying around, put them to good use.
SOLs covered: 1.1, 1.2, 5.1, 5.5, 5.7
Like to play games? Really like to compete? Then Sustainability Bingo is for you!
SOLs covered: 4.1, 4.8, 5.1, 5.9, 6.1, 6.9
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
Explore surface tension and the animals that take advantage of it.
SOLs covered: Science: 3.1, 3.4, 6.6