Family Activities

Science is about ideas. Teaching is about bringing it to life.

Use these free parent activities to turn your home into a lab and let the magic of “doing” begin! Engage your students with topics relevant to their life to underscore the power of science that impacts our world, and more.

First Aid Kit

Create a First Aid/Emergency Preparedness Kit

Create or update your household first aid kit, and make it part of a comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Kit.
Bubble wrap

Cushion It!

Students investigate basic science principles involved in different types of collisions, from a bat hitting a baseball to a car crash.
looking at finger prints through magnifying glass

DIY Detective Lab

With forensic science, you and your family can find out who has been touching every surface in your house!
sun and earth

It's Getting Hot In Here

In this family activity students investigate the absorption and reflection of solar energy by the top surface of a simple model house by collecting and analyzing actual temperature data
noise canceling headphones

It's Too Loud!

In this family activity students examine the effect of ear protectors on sound level reduction.

Make a Model Windmill

Make a toy or model windmill for your windowsill or garden and learn about the fundamentals of wind energy first-hand.
sunlight reflecting off water

Right Back at You!

In this family activity, students make a rudimentary light reflectivity tester to help them determine the relative reflectivity of various materials around the classroom.
sun in sky with clouds

Solar Cooking

In this activity, you will harness the mighty energy of the sun and give solar cooking a try!