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DIY Experiments

Perfect for teachers, parents, and budding scientists!

Fun science activities to try at home or in the classroom!

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STATION 1:

GOO-OLOGY

Ooblek

Children and parents will investigate the properties (look, feel, smell, etc.) of a substance that isn't quite a solid or liquid.

Explor-ick

Children and parents will investigate another substance that isn't quite a solid or liquid.

Digestion

Children will observe a demonstration of “Digestion in a zipper bag.” Lesson plan available online.

Compost

Children will investigate compost for signs of life, and describe what they find.

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STATION 2:

ANIMALS ALL AROUND US

Cockroaches

Participants will be able to handle live insects, and discuss their lifestyles with volunteers.

Camouflage

Children can handle furs, play camouflage games, and color camouflaged animal pictures.

Skulls

Children can handle and observe animal skulls, and investigate the differences between meat-eaters, plant-eaters, and omnivores.

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STATION 3:

UP, UP, & AWAY! 

Airplanes

Children can practice flying paper airplanes, and modify a plane to take with them.

Cloud Racing

Children can use a straw and a cotton ball to simulate wind blowing clouds.

Floating & Falling

Using a fan and a cylinder, a vertical wind chamber will be created. Children and parents can use helicopter patterns, Dixie cups, and assorted paper materials to make items to test in the wind chamber.

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Station 4:

HUMAN-BODY EXPERIMENTS

Health in Your World

 

Your Bones & Muscles

What makes your muscles burn? Get moving and learning with this simple experiment, no materials needed.

Your Heart & Circulatory System

Use your own heartbeat to learn about your heart and circulatory system. All you need is a timer!

Your Senses & Nervous System

Test your reaction time and see if you can improve. All you need is a ruler and a friend!

Your Lungs and Respiratory System

All you need is a straw for this oxygen-centered experiment!

Your Digestive System

Test your tastebuds with this simple yet effective look into your digestive system.

Your Immune System 

How can potatoes help you learn about your own immune system? Check out this experiment to find out!

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Davis, CA 95618

Wednesday, 1pm - 5pm

Friday, 1pm - 5pm

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$5 per person

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Children ages 2 & under - free

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