Experiments Activities

  • Upcycled Boat

    Explore materials that float, test buoyancy, and see how movement plays a role in boat design. Try this fun activity today! Upcycled Boat Activity Sheet Upcycled Boat was part of our Week 4 Theme: Density & Floating. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?Share your creations with us at AtHome@discoveryworld.org
  • String Waves

    How does sound travel? What is the difference between compression waves and transverse waves? Learn all about string waves and the Science of Sound alongside Josh, our Kohl’s Design It! Lab team member! How Does Sound Travel? Video String Waves was part of our Week 9 Theme: Sound. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?Share your creations...
  • Homemade Barometer

    Changing weather means changing air pressure. Create a barometer to help track and even predict the weather! Homemade Barometer Activity Sheet Homemade Barometer was part of our Week 10 Theme: Weather. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?Share your creations with us at AtHome@discoveryworld.org
  • Fog in a Jar

    Clouds are big, heavy, and usually high in the sky. Use the science of what makes a cloud work and bring one into your own home! Fog in a Jar Activity Sheet Fog in a Jar was part of our Week 10 Theme: Weather. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?Share your creations with us at AtHome@discoveryworld.org
  • Water Cycle in a Bag

    The amount of water on our planet never changes, but water is constantly cycling around us. Set up your own water cycle at home to learn more about how water moves! Water Cycle in a Bag Activity Sheet Water Cycle in a Bag was part of our Week 10 Theme: Weather. What other projects from this theme did you participate...
  • Rainwater Runoff

    When rain falls, it must go somewhere! Learn about how water travels after a rainfall and what it means for us.” Rainwater Runoff Activity Sheet Rainwater Runoff was part of our Week 11 Theme: Great Lakes. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?Share your creations with us at AtHome@discoveryworld.org
  • Rainbows

    Make a Rainbow Sci-Fi isn’t just for the movies. Try these activities to explore how you can bend light and learn about the science behind this colorful natural phenomenon. Make a Rainbow Activity Sheet
  • Holograms

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    Forget TVs and 3D glasses, holograms are the future of seeing something “real.” Make a hologram that can be seen from any angle, with a few simple tools and materials. Make a Hologram Activity Sheet
  • Bathymetric Map

    Bathymetry uses lines and color to show the depth of lakes and rivers. Create your own lake map and illustrate what’s going on beneath the surface. Bathymetric Map Activity Sheet Bathymetric Map was part of our Week 11 Theme: Great Lakes. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?Share your creations with us at AtHome@discoveryworld.org
  • Smartphone Amplifier

    Smartphone
    Boost the sound a small speaker can make. Use materials in your home to design an amplifier for a smartphone. Smartphone Amplifier Activity Sheet Smartphone Amplifier was part of our Week 9 Theme: Sound. What other projects from this theme did you participate in?Share your creations with us at AtHome@discoveryworld.org
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