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Explore the world with DIY hands-on activities, engaging science videos, and science experiments for kids at home!

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Explore the world with DIY hands-on activities, engaging science videos, and science experiments for kids at home!
And to get your daily dose of wonder, follow The Franklin Institute on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join our email list.

Our activities include:
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  • #SparkofScience: our #SparkofScience series showcases our favorite science experiments—some you can even do at home: Rainbows; Selective Attention; Stethoscope; Static Electricity; Barany Chair; Seeds; Buoyancy; Earth Day; After Image; Handwashing; Bike Gears; Crystals; Condensation; Leap Year; Electrolysis; Holiday Edition; Red Eye; Ultrasound; Combustion; Candles; Hovercraft; Vacuum Chamber; Halloween Edition; The Theramin; Hydrogen Bubbles; Genie in a Bottle; Liquid Nitrogen; Lasers; Voice and Air; Hurricanes; Tesla Coil; Super Conductors; Hoot Tube; Armonica; Parabolic Mirror; Kaowool; Alka-Rockets; Fireworks; Glovaphone; Fire Tornadoes; Kinetic Energy.
  • Bad Science: turns out there are a lot of misconceptions floating around. We call this Bad Science!
  • Science Recipes: make Paper; Avión Sin Alas; Wingless Airplanes; Seed Spirit; Luz y Sombras; Shadow Tricks; Jelly Bean Taste Test; Piensa Rápido; Reaction Time; Brain Games; Be Well; Apples Need Skin; When Hot is Not; Fun with Static; Color Formulas; Thaumatropes; The Stroop Effect; Dough Creatures; Surface Area; Model Blood; Sidewalk Solar System; Building Bridges; The Great Race; Impact Paintings; Soap Bubble Art; Wind Detectors; Spinning Tops; Tall Trees; Small Splash; Design a Grabber; Build a Rover; Kinetic Sculpture; Cargo Rocket; Program a Robot; Building Tall.
  • Test Your Knowledge: how much do you really know about our world? Find out: Ben Franklin Memorial; Your Brain; Our Planet; Your Heart; Winter Weather; Color Mixing.
  • Backgrounds: now you can feel like you’re at the museum - virtually!
  • Presidential AR Trivia: do you think you know our presidents? Take the challenge with our brand new AR Trivia game, created in partnership with NeoPangea! Please note: this game is designed for the Instagram app and can only be played on mobile.
  • Franklin Frost: explore the Winter Season - virtually! We celebrated the beginning of winter by creating a flurry of festive virtual programming.
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