Celebrate Earth Day with Science!
Earth day is April 22, celebrated by people around the world to support environmental protection. It was started in 1970 and is now celebrated in over 192 countries every year as a way to honor both the earth and the concept of peace. Here are fun activities you can do with your friends and family to learn more about earth, science, and the amazing home we live in:
- The Cloud Tracker is a super-cool way to track cloud cover on photo paper.
- Solar Cookies are a yummy way to use the power of the sun to cook dessert!
- Discover how GPS uses triangulation as you learn how to determine the epicenter and magnitude of Earthquakes
- The Earth wouldn’t be here without the sun, so here’s how to view the sun safely without damaging your eyes.
- Did you know that you can track the rotation of the sun?
- There’s 29 Geology Experiments that burn coal, fluoresce minerals, chemically react rocks, streak powders, scratch glass, and play with atomic bonds as you learn how to be a real field geologist.
- I’ve put together 34 Earth Atmosphere Experiments for you to play with as you learn about weather, air pressure, and more!
- Here are 17 Easy Experiments in Alternative Energy to get you started investigating our planet and the many ways we use energy.
- These 15 Advanced Experiments in Alternative Energy are for older students who want to build robotics from old cell phone parts, battery-free radios, fuel cells, and marshmallow roasters!