For Grades 7 - 8:
Become the ultimate scientist just like Edward Newton and recreate one of his finest inventions!
Make a fiery black snake rise from the ground with this exciting experiment!
Note: Alway use caution when conducting experiments involving fire. Be sure to only light the sand on a safe fireproof base in a well ventilated area. Keep water nearby as a precaution. Remember to tie back long hair and never leave flames unattended or unsupervised by an adult.
Make your own variation on the science found inside a commercial warmer with some
pretty basic materials.
Note: Adult supervision is encouraged
Use your engineering skills to make a full functioning clock using water.
Become a scientist and go through the process of learning and extracting DNA.
NOTE: Use caution when handling ethanol. Parent supervision recommended.
We challenge you to get an egg in a bottle without making a mess!
NOTE: This experiment uses fire. Parent supervision is advised. This demonstration is best done by adults.
Make your own greenhouse. See why it is good for house plants and contributes to climate change.
Learn how real geodes are formed in igneous and sedimentary rocks. Then you can create your own!
Use a film canister to make your very own rocket. Watch the demonstration and find the best ways to alter your experiment. NOTE: Safety goggles are advised when conducting this experiment.
This simple experiment transforms milk into plastic.
Can a potato act as a battery and light up a bulb? Yes, it's possible!
With a few simple steps you can craft your very own crystals.
NOTE: Use caution when handling borax solution. Parent supervision is advised.
Let's have some fun with science and see where this chemical reaction takes us.
NOTE: Adult supervision is required. Wear gloves. This reaction is produces heat, stay back from product until it cools.
Here's a project for a budding architect or structural engineer. Can you make a strong, lightweight tower using only uncooked spaghetti and white glue? In this project, you'll learn about materials testing and apply what you learn to building and testing structures that are both strong and light.
Have you ever seen a geodesic dome? Geodesic domes are approximately sphere-like (or partially sphere-like) structures made up of interconnected triangles. A famous geodesic dome is Spaceship Earth at EPCOT in Walt Disney World, Florida, but geodesic domes are also commonly found as climbing domes at playgrounds. In this science project, you will get to build a geodesic dome using rolled-up newspapers and tape. How much mass do you think your dome will be able to support? Build one and find out!
In this fun science project, you will create a bird feeder from recycled materials that you can set up outside. By observing the birds that come to the bird feeder, you will find out what different kinds of birds live in your area. How many different kinds of birds do you think you will spot?
This experiment takes advantage of density to create a rainbow in a glass. What can you do to make liquid become more dense?
You can create a very simple hybrid rocket engine using nothing but some yeast, hydrogen peroxide, a jar, fire and ... uncooked pasta. Yeast and hydrogen peroxide react to produce pure oxygen gas. If you funnel it through a piece of pasta, all you need is a little bit of fire and you've got yourself a pasta rocket!