Free DIY Science

Stuck at home? We're busy creating a series of activities so that students (and parents) can keep science going at home. Read on for descriptions of these simple experiments, which can be done with common household materials. We walk you through the steps for a unique set of science activities. And stop by again soon - more will be posted in the weeks ahead!

Unlocking STEAM Power Simple Machines are Everywhere
Science Scavenger Hunt Building Spaghetti Bridges
Surface Tension How to Build an Artificial Hand
Center of Mass Challenges Air Surfing with the Tumblewing
The Think Tube Summer Science Lessons
Using Science to Swim Battleship Blog
Blubber Mitt Index Card Illusion
Center of Gravity Coasters and Mazes
Scientifically Accurate Snowflakes The Floating Golf Ball
Slumpy Solids or Lumpy Liquids Lesson UV Radiation Activity
Food Fun in the Science Classroom Gyrocopter Lesson
Making Waves Make Some Noise

The Think Tube

How sharp are your observation skills? Are you good at predicting what's going to happen next? Watch this video and see if you can figure out the secret to the Think Tube. Then, grab some string and a paper towel (or toilet paper) tube, and try to recreate the puzzle on your own!





The Properties of Water: Siphons

Explore some of the wonders of water. Today's lesson looks at hydrogen bonding and surface tension. These are simple, fun experiments you can conduct at your kitchen table. Get ready to be amazed!





The Properties of Water: Surface Tension

Explore some more of water's interesting properties. Today's simple lesson deals with siphons, surface tension, and capillary action. These are activities you can do using easy-to-find materials you have around your home. You can conduct this science experiment right at your kitchen table.



We're proud to share these Science Scavenger Hunt videos from the Temple University team at FunScienceDemos. For each one, you get to perform an experiment using household materials and then figure out what's going on. Give them a try!

See them all here: https://www.youtube.com/user/funsciencedemos

1. Spoon Reflection - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



2. Metal or Plastic - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



3. Baking Soda & Pickle Juice - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



4. Banana Bread Rising - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



5. Spinning Egg - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



6. An Apple a Day - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



7. Inflate a Trash Bag - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



8. Twist Tie Water Strider - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



9. Floating Foil - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



10. Coffee Lids - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



11. Shiny Pennies - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



12. Oil and Water - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



13. Hot and Cold Water - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



14. Paper Towel and Raisins - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



15. The Water Bottle and Pin - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



16. Chocolate Milk Sprayer - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



17. Boiling Water? - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



18. Pepper and Soap - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



19. Tree Bark Attack! An Earth Day Scavenger Hunt



20. Peacocks - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



21. Frozen Waffles - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



22. Name That Plant - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



23. Water Glass Tap - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



24. Baking Soda & Candles - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



25. Marshmallows & Microwaves - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



26. Frozen Eggs - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



27. Frozen Floating Birthday Waffle - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



28. Orange Peels & Candles - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



29. Hide a Penny - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



30. Chicken Coop - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



31. Hair Dryer and Paper Towels - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



32. Bending Water - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



33. Hairy Dog - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



34. Foil Fan - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



35. Stuck Together - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



36. Tea Lights - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



37. Straw Diver - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



38. Straw Flute - FunScience Scavenger Hunt



39. Hydrogen Peroxide and Soil - FunScience Scavenger Hunt