Roll up your sleeves and give these science activities a try. Whether your games and experiments are virtual or real, you'll be sure to have fun, and learn a thing or two along the way. Who said science was all work and no play? No way!
Try This at Home
This page is for budding scientists of all ages. Roll up your sleeves and explore the properties of electricity and magnetism with some simple activities you can do in your own kitchen or living room.
Interactive Electricity & Magnetism Tutorials
How does a Van de Graaff generator (you know – that thing that gives you Einstein hair) work? What happens to your body in an MRI scanner? Why can iron be magnetized but not a baseball? These tutorials let you fiddle with the controls and get "behind-the-scenes" answers.
Interactive Optics Tutorials
Interested in light, microscopes and optics? Click here for a list of some 25 Java-based interactive tutorials exploring these topics. They're part of a larger curriculum called Science, Optics & You, a joint project of the Center and Molecular Expressions. See the way your eye forms images, the secrets behind optical illusions, what happens during eclipses and much more.
Elementary school kids will enjoy the word searches, coloring pages, mazes and cool magnet factoids found throughout this downloadable Activity Book.
Web Resources for Kids
This is your portal to dozens of other kid-friendly Web sites dealing with electricity, magnetism and other sciences. Surf these MagLab-tested resources for tons of brain-teasing games and activities.