Marveling at Minerals

Minerals are fascinating resources that have a variety of uses. A diamond is a mineral that is sought after for its beauty. Salt is a useful mineral that adds flavor. But do you...

Researching Rocks

Rocks can be made of many different minerals. By looking at rocks closely, we can tell where they were formed and what conditions they were created in. How do we know these...

Investigating Electricity

Electricity powers lights, computers, and television sets. But have you seen how electricity can make objects stick together? Or make other objects pull apart? Now you can!...

Studying Soil

Soil can be found almost everywhere on Earth. Sand is a soft soil that is found in deserts. Loam is soil that is great for growing plants. But how are these types of soils...

Figuring Out Fossils

Fossils give us a window to the past. Water, sediments, and pressure work together over time to preserve the shape of things that lived long ago. Studying these ancient plants and...

Investigating Matter

Solids, liquids, and gases are the three states of matter. But have you ever made matter change from one state to another? Or seen how even invisible matter takes up space? Now...

Investigating Light

The sun, lightbulbs, and flickering fires all bring light to our world. But have you ever watched light rays moving? Or seen how light rays reflect off objects? Now you can!...

Sinking the Sultana A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home

The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn't the Titanic. It was the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River—and it was completely preventable.In 1865, the...

Investigating Magnetism

You know that magnets hold pictures on a refrigerator. But have you ever found a magnet's north pole? Or turned an ordinary paper clip into a magnet? Now you can! Explore...

Investigating Heat

The sun, furnaces, and ovens all make heat. But have you ever watched matter expand when it is heated? Or seen how different kinds of matter conduct heat? Now you can! Explore...

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