SCIENCE AT HOME

Science at Home

SaH: Polar Bear Play

In this STEM Challenge, you will build a floating “iceberg”.   Question How can you create an “iceberg” that floats because it is less dense than

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SaH: Igloo Fun

In this STEM Challenge, you will build an igloo out of marshmallows Question Using straight toothpicks, can you create a dome-shaped igloo? Materials marshmallows toothpicks

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SaH: Speedy Sleds

Question Create the body of your sled by using a part of the egg carton.  What forces are acting on the sled as it moves

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SaH: Wildlife at Home

Wherever you live, you can find other living things occupying the same space. Birds, insects, mammals and more can be found in rural areas, in

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SaH: Stratigraphy Demo

What is stratigraphy? Stratigraphy is the study of strata – or layers. When we look at things that have been layered, such as the stories

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SaH: Slime

A polymer is a chemical compound consisting of repeating structural units. In this experiment, we will create a polymer (slime) from different ingredients to see

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SaH: Scaled Solar System

Have you ever tried to imagine how vast our Solar System is? The Solar System we live in consists of the Sun, eight major planets,

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SaH: Light Sensors

Have you ever taken a close look at your eyes? Let’s explore how changes in light change our eyes!   Question How does the amount

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SaH: Elephant Toothpaste

Chemical reactions can be a lot of fun! In this experiment, while it is not as big as some of the ones you can find

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SaH: Chromatography

Discover the science behind an art project. When we use markers, as intended, we only see one color in the ink. Using a technique called

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SaH: Chocolate Density

This activity explores the density of different fun sized candy bars. Can you figure out which is more dense? Have fun with this tasty science

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SaH: “Plastic” Milk

Another experiment mixing art with science. During this chemical reaction, watch milk change from a liquid to a solid. You can use the product of

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SaH: Rainbow Milk

The fat content of milk is the reason this experiment works so well! Discover how soap interacts with fat molecules. In addition, you will be

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SaH: Fingerprint Investigation

In this experiment, you will be able to discover the unique nature of fingerprints. How many different fingerprints can you collect to observe? Share with

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SaH: Egg Float

Did you know salt can affect the density of water? Practice careful scientific measurements to discover how different amounts of water and salt can change

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SaH: Amazing Soap

In this experiment, you will discover how air molecules react to heat. Using a microwave and a bar of soap, you will be able to

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SaH: Dancing Raisins

In this experiment, you will discover how bubbles in your beverage can interact with certain solids dropped inside. Before your experiment, write a comment below

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SaH: Temperature Receptors

All over your body, you have receptors that send information to your brain about the environment. One type of those receptors can tell your brain

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SaH: Static Electricity

Have you ever wondered about the shocking science behind static electricity? In this experiment, you will be adding electrons to a balloon to discover what

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SaH: Reaction Time

Have you ever wondered how fast your brain can send signals? In this experiment, you will be reacting to a signal sent to your brain

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SaH: Lava Lamp

Groovy! You will be playing with a water and oil mixture to create a no-heat-needed- Lava Lamp! Make observations of the interactions of these two

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Sah: Flower Dissection

Explore the outdoors and find a flower for this investigation. You will learn about the parts of a flower and why they are important. Share

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SaH: Building Boats

Put your engineering skills to the test! In this experiment, you will be able to build, test, and rebuild a boat to find the design

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SaH: Brain Games

Question How does your brain perceive your body in space?   Materials You and a friend   What to Do   Tell your friend you

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SaH: Osmosis

Question How does liquid flow through an egg?   Materials 3 raw eggs 6 plastic cups or glass jars Food coloring Corn syrup Vinegar  

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We here at the Reading Science Center understand that these are unprecedented times. as such, we wanted you to know that we are taking the following precautions until further notice:

  • We have an air scrubber (Vollara) that we use in the Center
  • We have deep cleaning complete weekly 
  • Sanitizing every three hours using MICROBAN Sanitizing spray
  • Hand Snaitizer is readily available throughout the Center
  • Masking is required regardless of vaccination status
  • Limiting Hours (No Tuesdays until February)
  • Temperature Checks and an illness questionnaire
  • We respectfully request that if you or a family member with you is feeling under the weather, you visit us another time.  
  • If we need to close, we will post on Social Media as soon as we have made the decision

Thank You and we look forward to you and your family visiting the Reading Science Center!

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