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Curiosity Labs™ at Home


 

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists 

We passionately work to accomplish this through a variety of programs including, Curiosity Labs™ and the Curiosity Cube®, but we also have developed our Curiosity Labs™ at Home program which brings a little curiosity to your home.

We’ve created a number of easy and educational science experiments that can be completed at home with materials typically found around the house. Each experiment comes with a short learning video, a "recipe card" and a "lab report" to explore and learn more.

Curiosity Experiments Booklet (PDF)

Curiosity Experiments Booklet (PDF)


Experiments

Bobbing Raisins

Do you know how to make a raisin bob up and down without touching it? Watch this video to learn more.

Have you ever wondered what causes copper coins to look dirty? Watch this video to find out and learn how to make them shiny again.

Do you think candy bars sink or float? Make your own hypothesis and watch this video to learn more.

How do scientists separate mixtures? Check out this video to learn how through a fun chromatography experiment.

Do you want to learn how to use science to make things move without touching them? Check out this video to learn more.

Are you interested in chemical reactions? Check this video out to learn how to make an “elephant” sized reaction.

Chemical reactions and play doh? Watch this video to learn how to make both using supplies from your kitchen.

Is it possible for an egg to both float and sink? Watch this video to learn about density and how to make an egg float.

Have you ever wondered what causes things to glow in the dark? Find out by watching this video and making your own slime.

What makes putty so silly? Check out this video to learn how to make Silly Putty from scratch.

What’s more fun than moving and grooving with science? Check out this video to learn how to make a lava lamp.

What is oobleck? How can something be non-liquid and non-solid? Find out by watching this video and creating a non-Newtonian fluid.

What makes a pendulum speed up and slow down? Test out this experiment to learn how pendulums swing.

Watch this video to learn about the magic of surface tension and how you can make pepper and germs run away!

Did you know that it’s possible to inflate a balloon without using your lungs or an air pump? Check out this video to find out how.

Did you know you can use cabbage to test the acidity of a substance? Watch this video to learn how.

Can you make a rainbow without rain? Watch this video to find out.

Have you ever wondered what your fingerprint looks like? Watch this video to learn a fun experiment that will help you take a closer look at your unique fingerprint.

Do you want to learn how to extract your own DNA? Check out this video to learn how.


Related Resources

Curiosity Labs™
Curiosity Labs™

Learn More about Curiosity LabsTM and get to know a few of our scientists!

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Become a Partner School

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Curiosity Labs™ Lesson Library
Curiosity Labs™ Lesson Library

View a list of our currently offered curriculum.

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