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Try This Out!

Go ahead…DO try this at home! You don’t need a fancy lab to be a scientist.

Explore science and technology in your own home with fun hands-on activities and science experiments. You can even eat some of your results! Each package includes shopping lists, as well as movie, book and website suggestions to round out your scientific adventure.

Fun in the Sun cstm

The Sun is the source of energy that keeps you, me and all living things alive on Earth.

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Try This Out: Colors Colours cstm

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Use your grey matter to explore experiments that are sure to make you see the world through rose-coloured glasses.

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Frozen Science Frozen Science cstm

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Embark on a frozen adventure to melt away the winter blues.

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marvellous magnets Marvellous Magnets cstm

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Discover the forces of magnets with these "attractive" experiments. Find out which materials are magnetic and how to make a compass.

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Science Fun in the Snow! Science Fun in the Snow! cstm

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Get to know snow with these hands-on activities. Create your own iceberg, make frozen bubbles, and prepare maple taffy on snow — a Canadian culinary treat!

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Try This Out! - Lighten Up! Lighten Up! cstm

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It’s bendy, bouncy, colourful, and all around you. What is it? Light! Learn all about the properties of light with these fun, easy experiments.

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Playing with Energy Playing with Energy cstm

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Turn playdough into a circuit and a plain box into an oven — these are just two of the fun experiments that’ll teach you all about energy.

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Try This Out! - Elastic Science Elastic Science cstm

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Stretch your imagination with these activities that use common household items to help you experiment and build with elastic bands.

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Try This Out! - Incredible Science Tricks Incredible Science Tricks cstm

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What’s the magic word? Science! Dazzle your audience with feats of physics, mathematics, and chemistry. They’ll think it’s magic — you’ll know it’s science!

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water works Water Works cstm

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Water is all around — and even inside — us. Discover its properties with these fun experiments. You’ll make a rainbow, expand a gummy bear, and more!

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Math + Game = Fun Math + Game = Fun cstm

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If you play card, dice, or board games, you probably use math without even knowing it. Try these math games and projects for more math fun!

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Incredible Chemical Spectacles Incredible Chemical Spectacles cstm

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You don’t need a lab to see chemistry at work — it’s in your kitchen, bathroom, and even your backyard! Discover it with these fun experiments.

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The Secret of Ships The Secret of Ships cstm

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Ahoy mateys! Discover one of the oldest forms of transportation with these activities about ships. You can even build your own boat — miniature, of course!

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Try This Out - Solar System Science Solar System Science cstm

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Cosmic clouds, planetary pizza — these Solar System science experiments are out of this world! Learn more about the Universe from your own backyard.

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Driving Science Home Driving Science Home cstm

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Buckle up! These fun and tasty experiments (car cake, anyone?) will get you moving as you investigate energy and the forces of motion related to cars.

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Go with the Flow Go with the Flow cstm

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Is ketchup runnier than molasses? Explore the properties of gooey substances with these fun, hands-on experiments designed for kids to do at home.

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