A hovercraft is pretty simple in construction. A circle of plywood, at plastic tarp, a coffee can lid and a leaf blower. Check out the video for more information.
Oobleck is a suspension of cornstarch and water that can behave like a solid or a liquid depending on how much pressure you apply. It’s very easy to make at home or in a classroom – it can be a bit messy.
Acid-base indicators provide a great platform for a variety of at home chemistry experiments that anyone can do. One of the simplest indicators that is readily available is red cabbage. It turns out that the colored pigment that gives the cabbage it color is a natural acid-base indicator. The red color of cabbage comes [...]
Making ice cream at home is actually pretty easy to do and you don’t need any fancy equipment if you’re just making small batches for fun. This is a great Saturday afternoon activity. You’ll be surprised at how good it actually tastes. Just keep in mind this is not low-fat low-calorie.
Film Canister Rockets are a favorite experiment at Imagination Station. We do them frequently within the Science Studio, a learning world that allows visitors to do hands-on experiments and other activities. One of the best things about this activity is that
Learn how to make Dinosaur Toothpaste just as we did on WTOL, on August 7, 2010.
Have you ever wondered how plastic is made? This activity lets you make your own plastic.
The Cartesian Ketchup Diver is one, of many activities, that we have available to all of our visitors for free in our exhibit area, Science Studio. This activity uses a ketchup packet, water, and a 20 oz. bottle. In a nutshell the idea is that you place the packet into the bottle and it floats, [...]