Science Matters: DIY
Explore fun and educational Do-It-Yourself science projects.
DIY: Create a Simple Electric Train
When electricity creates a magnetic field, it can do all kinds of things: move the clapper in your doorbell to make it ring, turn the motor in your electric car, even make the inside of your body visible to doctors when you are sick or injured.
DIY: The "Magical" Science of Magnets
Does your child have a magnetic personality? Or maybe they just like to play with the magnets on the fridge? These little items do a lot more than hold up your grocery list—they’re a great way to show kids how magical science can be! Watch their faces light up the first time they see a magnet instantly attract an object, or when they see two magnets “dance” to avoid each other.