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Science Friday offers free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for parents and educators. Search by grade level, duration, and subject.
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Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. For 25 years, we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it...
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Published in 2018
There are many reasons people look into art for expression. Art is a means to express emotion, document events, and convey information. In this exercise, you will select a scientific graph that addresses an important real-workd issue, create an illustrated graph from that original, and craft an...
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Published in 2017
This hands-on, guided-inquiry activity helps students to understand the geometry of lunar and solar eclipses by creating a physical, proportional model of the Earth and Moon system and observing shadows.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
In celebration of World Science Day, we've pulled together a collection of experiments developed by some amazing organizations, museums, and centers that are dedicated to making hands-on science available to everyone. These projects are fun, based on real work that scientists do everyday -, and most...
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Published in 2016
"Scientists study the moon's rocks and surface features to learn how it formed and changed over its long """"""""lifetime."""""""" Impact craters and basins for on the surface of the moon when an impactor, such as an asteroid or comet, collides with it. Model -, such as those the students are using...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2016
Your team has been charged with the task of using a model to analyze glacial ice flow before ad after the collapse of an ice shelf. In order to compare the flow of ice, you will need to track a point on the surface of the glacier and measure the movement over time. The data that you collect will be...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperatures move around in convection currents.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use photosensitive paper to record how the sun moves across the sky.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use binoculars to identify and track sunspots. You'll need a bright sunny day to complete this activity.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use tonic water to detect ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2014
Have you ever watched a fireworks show and wondered how all the different colors -, amazing reds, yellows, oranges, blues, purples, greens, and more -, are made? The color, or colors, that a firework makes depends on what color-producing chemicals are in the firework. These chemicals are various...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
"Mud. It may not seem terribly exciting, and most of us even go out of our way to avoid it. But mus is actually fascinating stuff. Why? Well, for one, studying mud can help us better understand various natural processes and phenomena. For example, the sediment in a layer of mud can shed light on the...
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