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 We hope you're ready! Check out our experiments below sorted by age range and get discovering!

Presentations are presented by faculty, teachers, scientists and students from Classical Academies, Cal State San Marcos, Viasat Inc. and more.

Search N/A below for experiments and demonstrations where no materials are required.

Experiment Name Materials Needed Age Group
3-2-1 Blast Off!

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Pre-School | K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Amy's Iridescent Rainbow Paper Bowl or container of water, clear nail polish, black card stock or construction paper K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Art: The Great Wave of Kanagawa White construction paper, pencil and eraser, crayons, sharpie   K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade
Chalk Art Masking tape, colored chalk 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade
Chemistry Magic Show  N/A Pre-School | K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Circular Motion: The Crazy Waiter! N/A K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Egg Drop Competition 1-2 eggs, newspaper or tarp, 1-2 16 oz. cups, tape, scissors, insulation material of choice (bubble wrap, foam, sponge, toilet paper, etc.), other optional materials (balloons, coffee filters, string, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, etc.)  3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade
Electrify Me! N/A K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Fascinating Pendulum Waves Weights (machine nuts), string, a crossbar (3-foot length of 1x2"  wood or a frame assembled from PVC pipe), tape measure, tape 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Launch Your Inner Rocket Scientist Film canister, Alkaseltzer tablets, water, baking soda, vinegar, bottle, cork, protractor, straw, tape, string, weight (washer, metal ring) K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Let's Explore the Four Seasons Red, orange, yellow, green, and pink paint, tree worksheet, paper plates Pre-School | K-2 Grade
Lunas Llamas Adventures  N/A Pre-School | K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Marble Roller Coasters: Potential and Kinetic Energy Plumbing insulation, masking tape, one marble K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Reducing Your Plastic Footprint  N/A K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Robotics Live at PLC! N/A 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Sheep's Heart Dissection N/A 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Society of Physics Students Scavenger Hunt  N/A 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade 
Spinach Leaf Photosynthesis Demonstration 2 spinach leaves, hole punch or scissors, syringe, transparent container (glass works best), water, a light (a lamp works great) 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Stop Motion Animation in Google Slides A blank Google slide 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade 
The Rubrik's Cube and Speed Cubing N/A  3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade | 9-12 Grade
Unconventional Math Smart phone for video or a camera, household items, email address K-2 Grade | 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade |
Viasat in a Virtual Classroom  N/A  
Van Gogh Starry Night Ink Drawing Paper, pencil, black marker/sharpie 3-5 Grade | 6-8 Grade