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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    Everybody loves boomerangs! In this activity about force and motion, the learners will experiment with boomerangs and explore how they work. This is a great activity to get learners up and moving.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    COSI
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    In this activity about gravity (page eight of the pdf), learners will very simply explore how gravity affects objects using balls and toys. They will also explore the different forces they can use...

    free Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners explore properties of water and watch evaporation happen by "painting" with water in the sun. On a sunny day, learners use a variety of painting tools (brushes,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners explore and experiment how we can use our bodies everyday to get from one place to another. Learners measure the distance that they travel in one step by stepping...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners investigate how different materials repel or absorb water. Learners use spray bottles to explore how everyday items like sponges, cardboard, feathers, etc. respond to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    Learners observe different light sources, outdoors and indoors, using prism glasses (diffraction glasses) and color filters. Natural light (sun) and artificial light (lamp, candle, LED) sources are...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    Everybody loves bubbles, and this is the best bubble recipe ever! Included as part of one of COSI's Family Science Quests, this COSI favorite invites learners to make bubbles and suggests a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    BBC
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    In this activity, learners make pykrete by freezing a mixture of water and a material like cotton wool, grass, hair, shredded paper, wood chips, or sawdust. Learners discover that pykrete has some...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 4 to 24 hours

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