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Grades 6-8

Light-Quest

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Light Quest

Particles and waves, reflection and refraction—how enlightened are you about the subject of light? Find out with Light Quest!, a kid-friendly trivia game.

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Space Jell-O

Thanks to Einstein, we know that space bends around anything that has mass. Need help bending your mind around this concept? Mix up some Jell-O, and play with your food!

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Views from Windows

Is life really speeding by, or is it just the vehicle you're traveling in? Stretch your imagination with a personal look at how the height and velocity of your vantage point affect the view.

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Thinking in Three Dimensions

What do books, posters, TV screens, and computer monitors have in common? They all render our 3D world in 2D. Playfully explore the third dimension by building an origami waterbomb.

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Einstein in Time

Considered a genius by the world, Einstein once said, "I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious." Take a quick look at where Einstein's curiosity took him—and the world.

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See the Light

Light always travels in straight lines—that is, unless it bends or bounces off an object's surface. Take an enlightening look at light with these three easy experiments.

Atomic-Mobile

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Atomic Mobile

All living things contain carbon, the sixth element on the Periodic Table. Make a mobile of this elemental element with scissors, wire, pipe cleaners, and clay.

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Create a Coral Reef

Did you know that, at their core, coral reefs are the skeletons of thousands of dead coral? Make your own coral reef diorama—with pasta, Play-Doh™, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and hair curlers.

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What's the Big Idea About Marine Biology?

How is the ocean like a layer cake? What cool and spooky creatures live there? And just how important is the ocean to humans? Dive deep into marine biology with this kid-friendly introduction.

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Be an Ocean Helper

Even if you live nowhere near the water, there are some simple ways you can help protect the oceans. What are you already doing to help? And what activities should you add?

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