Do an experiment with Junior Scientists Vanessa and Jane to see if you and your friends or family can tell when something is larger than life! (This challenge produced with support from the HMS Dean’s Innovation Award for Diversity and Inclusion.)
Join Junior Scientists Mya, CeCe, and Lue-Ann to experiment with hydrology (the study of Earth's water) and to learn about the science of groundwater and DIY filtration systems! (Note: this homemade filter does not make water safe to drink)
Join Marina, a mycophile (someone who loves to harvest, learn about and eat mushrooms) as she shows you where to find mushrooms and how to make art with their spores! Study and identify mushrooms while creating your very own spore print.
Join Emily and Addeson, bioengineers (people who uses biology to inspire tools and designs) as they investigates how many living things use surface tension. Build your own device to experiment with surface tension yourself!
Join Colm, a biophysicist (a scientist who uses physics to study biology and visa versa), as he creates the perfect habitat for some very small organisms called yeast in a system we often call "sourdough starter."
Join Christine, a biologist (a person who studies life) in hosting an ant picnic! Does changing what snacks you leave out for ants change what kinds of ants come? Learn what ants like to eat, and observe their behavior.
Learn from Li, an entomologist (a scientist who studies insects and their behavior), how to build a research tool called a choice chamber that helps you investigate a creature's preferences. Then try running an experiment to test how living things make choices!