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These downloadable, printable at-home science activities are perfect for curious minds at home (or anywhere).
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Science is a tool, a community, and a spirit of inquiry that should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. So we're bringing The Lab online, with experiments you can do at home and LIVE streaming session with our facilitators. Every Wednesday at 2pm, we'll host 30-minute Lab livestream where we can do an experiment together! Register for the livestream or watch replays below. Lab@Home is brought to you by Biogen. Join us for Summer Bug Out! all June.
Check out all the previous Lab@Home replays here!
JUNE 10, 2PM
Join us as we continue our Summer Bug-Out celebration with experiments to explore the world of water as insects experience it! Download the materials list here.
Simply watching insect behavior in the wild is one great way to learn more about the bug world! Download the materials list here.
Local entomologist and author, Dr. Eleanor Spicer-Rice, answered some of our bug questions and we made an insect-observation tool for the weekly Bug-Out challenges to come. Download the materials list here.
Bring your little ones to join us for an exploration of science and scientific thinking! Scheduled live programming affiliated with The Lab and Lab@Home, aimed at kids ages six and younger. We will spark curiosity, engage viewers with activities, and encourage a lifelong interest in science.
JUNE 10, 10am
Stretch your scientific thinking skills as well as explore textures, colors, and shapes in nature while making Nature Soup! Together with your little one, we'll explore natural materials, use kitchen tools and utensils, and perform tasks using fine and gross motor skills, all while interacting with various natural materials as you make Nature Soup. Create, measure, and pour soup from one bowl to another. Download the materials list here.
What Happens When it Rains
This week, we'll have an opportunity to practice scientific ways of thinking that are developmentally appropriate for early learners while exploring some of the properties of water! Together with your little one, we'll explore the physical characteristics of materials, use tools, and perform tasks using fine and gross motor skills, all while reflecting on the movement of water. Download the materials list here.
Science Vs. Podcast
"Science Vs. episodes are funny, light-hearted, family-friendly, and always informative. They break down myths, misconceptions, and misinformation with real science and academic research. They get to the bottom of everything from Coronavirus 'cures' to UFOs to the merits of organic bananas. And best of all, they're short— usually under 30 minutes."
— Matt Pusateri, Senior Director of Marketing