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These experiments, sponsored by UL, can introduce parents and kids to a variety of scientific principles in an engaging and interesting way. UL recently partnered with Health World to help keep science (and science safety!) a central part of the school experience. For more resources on promoting science safety at home, visit UL Safety Smart online.

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I wonder...What happens when molecules break apart?

In this adventure, you’ll create a safe chemical reaction that some call elephant toothpaste.

Number of Downloads: 129  | Created on: 11/24/2015

I wonder...How can I send information securely?

In this adventure, you’ll learn about codemaking, fingerprints, and encryption.

Number of Downloads: 126  | Created on: 11/24/2015

I wonder...Can I make a building that is able to withstand an earthquake?


In this adventure, you’ll build a structure and see how well it handles an earthquake.

Number of Downloads: 134  | Created on: 11/24/2015
I wonder...What is the difference between potential and kinetic energy? In this experiment, you will use craft sticks to harness energy (potential energy)—then release it (kinetic energy)—by weaving craft sticks into powerful chains.
Number of Downloads: 220  | Created on: 08/28/2014
I wonder...Why is it important to handle food properly? In this experiment, we’ll see what happens when we feed a type of germ called yeast.
Number of Downloads: 236  | Created on: 08/28/2014

Do you allow your children to watch TV or play on the computer before doing their homework?

Yes - 31.6%
Sometimes - 25.4%
No - 37.4%

Total votes: 4919
The voting for this poll has ended on: June 25, 2016