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Come sample from the smorgasbord of the best hands-on science and math activities on the web! All free and amazing!

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Ice on Mars

Use sand and ice cubes to explore polar regions, climate change, Mars and freezing/melting at Howtosmile.org. Create a model of permafrost and the effects of the ice melting through the surface in the TERC Ice on Mars activity.

According to New Scientist, the (adorable) bobtail squid will be riding on the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour.Scientists want to study the effect of microgravity on the bacteria that help the squid glow. Underwater Creatures, Underwater Life, Ocean Creatures, Beautiful Sea Creatures, The Villain, Ocean Life, Ocean Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Marine Life

What is Light?

The ocean and our whole planet are full of light forms—incandescence and luminescence, fluorescence and phosphorescence, chemiluminescence and bioluminescence. Explore light at Howtosmile.org in the COSEE activity What is Light?

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Recipe for a Moon

Discover that the Moon, like Earth, is made up of layers of different materials. At Howtosmile.org, make models of the Moon's and Earth's interiors. Use fun food items in the Recipe for a Moon activity from the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

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Why is the Sky Purple?

Use an egg to show why the sky changes color at Howtosmile.org. Discover what makes the sky look blue on sunny days and red during sunrise and sunset, in the Why Is the Sky Purple? activity from Colorado State University.

Conduct a simple experiment on how temperature changes make things expand or contract at Howtosmile.org. in the Del Monte Vibrating Pennies activity, investigate how heat from your hands warms air in a bottle and lifts a penny sitting on the mouth of the bottle. Science Projects, Science Experiments, Cub Scouts, Pennies, Hand Warmers, Activities For Kids, Labs, Homeschooling, Night

Vibrating Pennies

Conduct a simple experiment on how temperature changes make things expand or contract at Howtosmile.org. in the Del Monte Vibrating Pennies activity, investigate how heat from your hands warms air in a bottle and lifts a penny sitting on the mouth of the bottle.

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Drop IT!: Depth Perception

Why do we need two eyes to judge depth? Find the answer at Howtosmile.org. Compare the accuracy of dropping objects while using only one eye or both eyes, in the Drop IT! activity from University of Washington.

Study the relationship between linear, area, and volume measures. Nirmana 3d, Kites, School Lessons, Math Teacher, Geometric Art, Japan Travel, Math Activities, Mathematics, Craft Projects

Tetrahedral Kites

Construct a tetrahedron at Howtosmile.org. Describe the linear dimensions, area and volume using non‑traditional units of measure, in the Tetrahedral Kites activity from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Explore genes and traits by investigating your fingerprints at Howtosmile.org. Discover that genes are kind of a recipe for you, in the Yabba-Dabba-You activity from the American Chemical Society. Safe Kids, Primary Science, Fingerprints, Science Projects, Math Activities, Your Smile, Explore, Education, Recipe

Yabba-Dabba You

Explore genes and traits by investigating your fingerprints at Howtosmile.org. Discover that genes are kind of a recipe for you, in the Yabba-Dabba-You activity from the American Chemical Society.

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Synaptic Tag

Play outdoors to review parts of the synapse and their functions. The Synaptic Tag game from University of Washington models how enzymes break down neurotransmitters at Howtosmile.org

Experiment: "Ponds freeze in the winter - why doesn't the ocean? Science Projects, Science Experiments, Science Labs, School Projects, Salt And Water, Fresh Water, New England Aquarium, Animal Adaptations, Water Cycle

Why Doesn’t the Ocean Freeze?

Compare how salt water and fresh water freeze at Howtosmile.org. Experiment to contrast how pond and ocean animals survive cold winters. The activity Ponds Freeze in the Winter—Why Doesn't the Ocean, from the New England Aquarium, covers freezing points and animal adaptation.

Construct possible food webs for six different ecosystems at Howtosmile.org. Learn about producers vs. consumers and different kinds of consumers (herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, decomposers and scavengers) in the Food Webs activity from Baylor College of Medicine. Learning Time, Learning Styles, Food Webs, Pond Life, Background Information, Environmental Health, Biomes, Communication Skills, Life Science

Food Webs

Construct possible food webs for six different ecosystems at Howtosmile.org. Learn about producers vs. consumers and different kinds of consumers (herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, decomposers and scavengers) in the Food Webs activity from Baylor College of Medicine.

Create a lens from a water drop in the Liquid Lens activity from the American Chemical Society. Test the lens by looking at words or pictures, at Howtosmile.org. Water Drops, Cool Kids, Lens, Science, Activities, Education, American, Create, Awesome

Liquid Lens

Create a lens from a water drop in the Liquid Lens activity from the American Chemical Society. Test the lens by looking at words or pictures, at Howtosmile.org.

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Digestive System: A Kinesthetic Lesson

Act out each function of the digestive tract's organs, tissues, and cells at Howtosmile.org. Simulate peristaltic movement and each element of digestion in the Digestive System: A Kinesthetic Lesson activity from the National Health Museum.

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Rainbow in the Room

Generate a roomsized rainbow for the International Year of Light. Get learners excited about light with the Rainbow in the Room activity from Baylor College of Medicine. Learners also make their own rainbow art. Find lots more light activities at Howtosmile.org.

This famous "Blue Marble" photo of the Earth taken by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft in 1972 is the most widely distributed image in human history according to NASA archivist Mike Gentry. via Neatorama Earth And Space, Earth Day, Planet Earth, Planet Song, Live Earth, Earth Hour, Planet Ocean, What Is Geography, Physical Geography

Share Your Planet

For Earth Day or any day, in this "musical chairs" type game, share a smaller and smaller number of "planets" until you're down to just one—Earth. Explore how we all can coexist in the TERC Share Your Planet Activity at Howtosmile.org

Create a bubbling lava lamp with oil, water, food coloring and antacid tablets at Howtosmile.org. Introduce concepts related to density, hydrophobicity vs. hydrophilicity, and chemical reactions in the Gassy Lava Lamp activity from Community Science Workshop. Oil Water, Chemical Reactions, Food Coloring, Science Experiments, Math Activities, Labs, Lava Lamp, Workshop, Water Bottle

Gassy Lava Lamp

Create a bubbling lava lamp with oil, water, food coloring and antacid tablets at Howtosmile.org. Introduce concepts related to density, hydrophobicity vs. hydrophilicity, and chemical reactions in the Gassy Lava Lamp activity from Community Science Workshop.