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Capture wild microbes and turn them into bread – for science!
Why is it Upside Down?
Use a kitchen spoon to learn why the image in a telescope is flipped.
Virtual K-12 Citizen Science Challenge
Working as an individual or a member of a team, spend the next two months (May and June) participating in a Citizen Science project of your choice and submit a short 90 second video highlighting your process and results. Prizes will be awarded!
Triangle Turtle Trekkers
The Piedmont Wildlife Center wants your help to find, photograph and monitor eastern box turtles in or near neighborhoods, your place of work, and other urban areas!
Tight and Loose
Understand how forces impact racing, especially balanced and unbalanced forces!
Straw Flutes | Flautas de popote
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Straw Flutes | Flautas de popote
Explore hands-on activities and digital resources from your home.
Sound Sandwiches | Sándwich de Sonido
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore sound | Explorar el sonido
Solar System Walk
Take a whirlwind vacation through the solar system! Go on a 3.6-billion-mile walk (scaled down to roughly 1/2 mile one-way), stopping off at planets and dwarf planets.
Sizing Up the Moon
Create a model of the relative sizes of Earth and the Moon and the distance between them.
Science at Home
3M’s Science at Home program provides fun and educational science experiments for students ages 6-12.
Reading Trees | Leyendo árboles
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Reading Trees | Leyendo árboles
QuaranSTEAM: Apollo 13 Pandemic Challenge
UNCW Engineering Expectations is challenging YOU to engineer a prototype face mask with items in your home.
Parachutes | Paracaídos
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore gravity & drag | Explorar la gravedad y la resistencia del aire
Paper Flying Machines | Máquinas voladoras de papel
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Flying Paper Machines | Máquinas voladoras de papel
Oral History: Apollo 11
Interview someone who remembers the Apollo 11 Moon landing
Never Home Alone: The Wild Life of Homes
Photograph insects and other animals you find inside your home to help scientists make new discoveries about the wildlife that lives with us.
Motion and Forces
Understand how objects move and change positions, including race cars!
Morehead At Home
Explore Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's digital resources from home.
More Alike Than Different
Combining hands-on projects and interactive components, this lesson provides an introduction to DNA, the function of genes, and similarities between organisms.
Marshmallow Towers | Torres de Malvaviscos
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore engineering | Explorar la ingeniería
Magnetic Painting | Pintura Magnética
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Magnetic Painting | Pintura Magnética
Light Pollution and Shielding
Explore how poorly designed lighting makes it harder to see the night sky, and devise a solution to help prevent light pollution.
Learn about Dye with High Point Museum
Explore how to make dye from plants in your own garden.
Kidzu at Home
From STEAM’d Up! to Messy Morning, there’s plenty to keep your little ones engaged throughout the day.
Kaleideum at Home
Explore videos and other information about experiences that you can create with your family at home.
Gross Goo | Lodo Asqueroso
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore chemistry | Explorar la ciencia química
Genetic Trait Bracelet | Pulsera de Rasgos Genéticos
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore genetic traits | Explorar rasgos genéticos
Explora las estrellas
Iniciativa bilingüe para alentar a las familias a Explorar las estrellas en casa | Bilingual initiative to encourage families to Explore The Stars at home
Explore the outdoors and participate in citizen science.
Daily Dose of Science
Asheville Museum of Science educators post daily videos, activities, lesson plans, and other science-related materials that you can use and enjoy at home.
Daily Dose of Play
Connect with Team Marbles in daily videos spotlighting fun activities you can do at home!
Computer Vision | Visión de Computadora
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore computers | Explorar computadoras
Catapults | Catapultas
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Catapults | Catapultas
Capillary Flowers | Flores Capilares
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore capillary action | Explorar la capilaridad
Build a Galilean Cannon
Use a basketball and tennis ball to make a Galilean cannon and see if you can break the NCSciFest's World Record
Build a Bubble | Burbujeo
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Build a Bubble | Burbujeo
Bugs! Virtual Learning
Ignite your curiosity with fun, hands-on science to explore the world of bugs.
Boat Builders | Constructores de botes
Hands-on Activity from NCSciFest: Explore buoyancy | Explorar sustentación
Explore downloadable, printable at-home science activities are perfect for curious minds at home (or anywhere).
Learn about the wildlife in your own backyard, from birds to turtles to insects and more! Each lesson includes a fun activity you can do at home.
Avian Home Adventures
Carolina Raptor Center has some new adventures for you to do - from the comfort of your couch or in your own backyard.
Explore scavenger hunts, grade-specific experiments to do at home, weekly #PhysicsFriday challenges, and more brought to you by the Catawba Science Center team.
A "Handy" Way to Measure the Sky
Learn how to make measurements and figure out your latitude using only your hands and a clear sky.
200+ Ways to Explore Nature
Check out Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s New Book 200 + Ways to Explore Nature! All these activities can be done in your own home or backyard.