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!
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.
Try out our fun and simple lava lamp experiment to learn about polar and nonpolar molecules.
Create a scaled model to visualize and measure the distance between planets.
Make your own coded-message bracelet using the same binary principles behind computer language.
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
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
Explore the cosmos, make a dazzling constellation viewer using a simple flashlight.
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.
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
Make an impact and learn about the different characteristics of lunar craters.
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, impress your friends with a fun party trick. Learn about and create a Möbius strip!
From honeycombs to windows, geometry is all around us. Create some of your own geometric art!
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.
Explore surface tension and the animals that take advantage of it.