Arch or beam: which is stronger? Find out with this inexpensive experiment in architectural basics.
They twirl, they whirl, and they provide a great lesson in centripetal force.
Do-it-yourself rust? It's an easy and inexpensive way to study oxidation.
Get tender with a tough cut of meat in this interesting experiment in the aging process of matter.
Are pesticides killing more than just pests? This experiment tracks possible effects on nontarget plant life.
Up and atom! Use this inexpensive experiment to measure the mass of common household objects.
This easy and inexpensive experiment in fluorescence will help students shine in science.
The experiment in pitch uses rubber bands to bring out the musicians in your science class.
You'll "bee" glad you explored this easy experiment in flower pollination.
The function of every living thing is dictated by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Learn how to isolate the molecular "stuff of life" from a spinach leaf.
Crystals are everywhere, including in your computer. Grow your own, and chart how they differ.
Foucault's pendulum makes for a swinging' experiment in earthly rotation. [More…]
You don't have to go to Hollywood for a "map to the stars' homes." In fact, you can create your own inexpensive star map. [More…]
Bottles and balloons are central to this easy experiment in air density. [More…]
What does nature offer to repel common garden pests? Find out with this interesting experiment in natural vs. synthetic pesticides. [More…]
Cool crystals are the center of this inexpensive experiment measuring the effect of temperature on growth. [More…]
With careful handling and sharp observation, you can learn a lot from goldfish. [More…]
Put kids’ fascination with whirly toys to use with this experiment in centripetal force. Try it today.
With a fiery flash and a noisy crash, lightning is a powerful force of energy. This simple, inexpensive experiment in static electricity aids understanding of lightning.
When is a squat a science experiment? When it measures muscle fatigue. Work those glutes, calves and hamstings with this no-cost experiment nearly anyone can do.
The function of every living thing is dictated by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Learn how to isolate the molecular "stuff of life" from a spinach leaf. Start now…
If you have a spoonful of dirt, some dry ice, ammonia and a little water, you've got the makings of a do-it-yourself comet.Conjure one up.
That science-fair staple – the tornado in a bottle – gets a new twist with hypotheses and variables to measure different results. Start one today.
Centripetal Action: What is the relationship between distance and force in circular motion? Try this month's experiment to find out.
Fossils develop on every continent, but soil content determines how effectively fossils are formed. This experiment tests soil of varying moistures to determine which has the biggest impact on fossil growth. Try it today.
Which foods contain salts? Which ones have protein? It's easy to find out with this month's experiment. Try it today.
Hurricanes and tropical storms blazed a destructive trail in Florida this summer. Understand some of the forces behind a hurricane's power with this inexpensive experiment designed to measure wind speed. Find out now.
Try this very "tasteful" experiment involving chemosenses – the chemical-sensing nerve group that gives you your ability to detect taste and smell. Start now…
Compost – It isn't a sweet-smelling concoction, but you can't deny its organic plant-growing benefits. This experiment determines which everyday throwaways work best as compost. Start now…
Bones – Find out how the loss of calcium effects bone strength. Start now…
Magnetism – it's one of the fundamental forces of nature. In this experiment, you can test the strength of a magnet against heat, cold, jarring and rubbing with another magnet. Will the magnetic field change? Start now…
Rivers of Water – Water, water everywhere – and much to learn from it! Start now…
Arch or beam – which is stronger? With a small investment in some poster board, you can explore architectural basics by building bridges and testing them to see how much weight each can support. Start now…
Lift-Off: How can a glider be made to fly higher? – Think you have what it takes to launch some balsa wood into the wild blue? With a $5 investment in a toy plane, plus an electric fan, you can create a functioning glider and modify it to soar higher. Start now…