It’s spring break: you’re at home and in need of fun projects and inspiration. Never fear, the Science Museum of Minnesota is here! Young learners of any age will enjoy these fun, simple, at-home science experiments that use common items to create impressive results. The activities include:

  • Building structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows
  • Concocting fluffy slime
  • Seeing afterimages using colorful paper
These activities are meant to be tried a few times each. After all, science is the process of repeating tests to figure out why something works the way it does. “Failure” isn’t a bad outcome. In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about why a project didn’t work the way you expected and to try again.