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Discovery@Home is a new free, live, online video series to connect students with science at a time when it is needed most. These hands-on, curriculum-connected workshops for grades P – 9 will make science learning at home fun and easy. Watch Discovery@Home live, learn what materials you will need, submit questions or show off your work, and check out previous sessions in our archive below.

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Workshops Archive

Introduction and Instructions

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Reinventing the Wheel

Reinventing the wheel challenges you to build and test your own car. You’ll explore the forces of motion while you use a simple machine to help you get rolling.

Flip Code: 0b5a0074

Wiggling Worms

Learn all about red wigglers and how they move! Try moving like a worm and making your own squishy paper model.

Flip Code: 3993faf4

Buoyant Boats

Challenge yourself to create a boat that stays afloat with materials you can find. Test your engineering skills by adding weight to see how much your boat can hold before sinking!

Flip Code: f80c075c

Can You Bridge It?

Challenge yourself to construct a bridge out of materials available to you. Test how much weight your bridge can hold before you have to rebuild.

Flip Code: d3d7b2d5

Tune It Up

Investigate how sound is made and changed to make music! Use your understanding of sound to develop and play your own instrument.

Flip Code: 88b1921a

All Ecosystems Go

Discover and analyse everything required for a closed ecosystem to thrive. Work on your own sealed biosphere and take a closer look at the factors needed in living systems.

Flip Code: 4cf6bd6f

Downpour Designs

Challenge yourself to construct a shelter that will protect you in a downpour! Test your shelter by making it rain and trying to keep the people inside from getting wet.

Flip Code: 08017b46

Ecstatic for Static

Test the ability of different materials to generate static charge using your own homemade electroscope.

Flip Code: c256d11e


Test out the movement of everyday objects using ramps! Raise up your own ramp and see how different objects and materials move as they slide and roll.

Flip Code: 53a774d0

Into the Unknown

Think like an aerospace engineer and make something that’s out of this world! Using your knowledge of the Solar System, its conditions, and some engineering know-how, create a lander that can touch down on Venus.

Flip Code: 374ae9ed

Can You Stomach It?

Investigate how our bodies break down food into small, usable parts through an interactive exploration of our stomachs!

Flip Code: e0b8cc5b

Matter of Fact

Investigate liquids, solids, and mixtures and learn what really matters when creating a density tower. Explore how different liquids mix, how they interact with solids, and whether they float or sink!

Flip Code: c1c317ae

Diversity of Life

Explore the diversity of life in nature and relationships within the natural world.

Flip Code: f7f2d5d6

Through the Seasons

Discover how animals prepare for the changing seasons while making your own backyard bird feeder!

Flip Code: 70023428

School of Hard Rocks

Go on a science scavenger hunt to see what geological samples you can find! Make a case for how to classify your samples based on your observations of key features, just like a geologist would, and be ready to test your system with a final surprise sample!

Flip Code: 1dc773fd

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