Science Projects For At Home Or The Classroom
Here at KitHub we are big fans of The Exploratorium in San Francisco because it is a fantastical world that melds arts and science. Their science projects are top notch and we can't recommend them enough.
If you have never been to the museum and you plan to be in the Bay Area then we highly recommend visiting. We were very fortunate to have one of our science projects reviewed by The Tinkering Studio located inside The Exploratorium and it was a real honor for us.
The Exploratorium has provided a wonderful list of science projects or what they call "Science Snacks" that can be accomplished at home or in the classroom.
Most of the science projects require simple parts that you have around the house or the classroom. The activities cover a wide range of interests and abilities.
All of the activities have been tested by teachers and kids (and some by us!).
Hungry for fresh, exciting science projects based in amazing phenomena? Science Snacks are hands on, teacher tested, and use cheap, available materials. Satisfy your curiosity without every getting full.
The science projects are categorized by subject, (including our favorite subject, environmental science), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), special collections including edible science snacks and family-friendly snacks.
Science Project: Wind Generator
When kids learn how to use parts in a different way, they have a deeper understanding of how they function and it helps them consider new ideas and inventions.
Science Project: Circuit Workbench
The Circuit Workbench is a fun holiday science project because it includes a string of lights you can grab from your Christmas tree! You'll never miss one little string, right?
This simple circuit board lets you easily connect small holiday lights in a variety of ways and learn some of the characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
Science Project: Environmental Data
Collecting accurate (and open) environmental data is more important than ever before. In this data science project learn what to do if something looks odd in your data.
Take a look at some actual data from a rain gauge, then investigate what is likely to be accurate, and why.
The Art Of Tinkering
If you like reference books, then we highly recommend one of our favorite DIY books, The Art of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich at The Exploratorium.
Inside you will be inspired by a range of science projects from basic to advanced and that cover a wide range of interests. Even the cover of the book is a science project because it includes conductive ink!
Which of these science projects will you try at home or in the classroom? Let us know in the comments below!