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Build an underwater scope and see wildlife (or bath tub toys) in a whole new way

Use simple materials to build an underwater scope at Howtosmileorg. Observe what lives in rivers, lakes, and streams in the Underwater Scope activity from Science Museum of Minnesota.

put sand, water, shells and other ocean objects in a container. Create and underwater viewer by removing the bottom of an empty coffee can and covering it with tightly pulled saran wrap.  Use the underwater viewer to look at your "ocean".

Craft an Underwater Viewer!

put sand, water, shells and other ocean objects in a container. Create and underwater viewer by removing the bottom of an empty coffee can and covering it with tightly pulled saran wrap. Use the underwater viewer to look at your "ocean".

Construct a spectroscope to analyze light and color, using relatively simple materials at Howtosmile.org. In the Spectroscope activity from Community Science Workshop Network, look through the scope at different light sources including incandescents, LEDs,  and sun light, and compare what you observe.

Construct a spectroscope to analyze light and color, using relatively simple materials at Howtosmile.org. In the Spectroscope activity from Community Science Workshop Network, look through the scope at different light sources including incandescents, LEDs, and sun light, and compare what you observe.

Whether you're exploring from the banks of a creek, the beach or a boat, this DIY underwater viewer is a great way to catch a glimpse of the wildlife in your area!

Summer Science Underwater Viewer

Make and build a hovercraft with just a few materials! Lots of fun for kids (and adults) of all ages and a great lesson in friction!

Build a Hovercraft

Build a Hovercraft! Such a fun activity for kids of all ages! Need an old CD, balloon, sports drink cap, & hot glue gun

seriously considering make an ice rink in the backyard... sounds a little crazy when I type it out...

My son and friend playing backyard hockey on my backyard ice rink.

DIY Underwater Viewer - PetDIYs.com

Get a closer look at the underwater life of your pets or pond with a homemade viewer! Place a piece of pipe in the oven to warm for several minutes and then bend the pipe into an oval shape.

Go snowshoeing with the whole family! Kids and Snowshoeing: How to Get Started - REI Expert Advice

Go snowshoeing with the whole family! Kids and Snowshoeing: How to Get Started - REI Expert Advice

Model a summer mass coral spawning event with a make-it-yourself "snow globe" at Howtosmile.org. The “snow” floats up instead of down, in the Coral Spawning Globe activity from the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

STEM activities from around the net, organized by topic.

Filth Wizardry: Xylophone on a Music Wall

music center in backyard There are tons of zylophones at yardsales! I can disassemble one for the yard! This is a great idea for the back fence

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