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Looking for easy,
educational, and fun at home science experiments for your homebound class or
patrons? Follow a museum educator as we learn what a scientist is and explore
kitchen chemistry. Students will use what they have at home to learn basic
chemistry and understand force.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00


45 min

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Mathematics, Sciences, Special Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Program times are offered between 8:00 am EST and 5:00 pm EST time. Please contact if you wish for a earlier or later start time.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Casandra Melke

Program Details


Introduction: What is a scientist and introduction to matter.
Activity 1
In this activity, we will be expanding on the introduction to the forms of matter by making an erupting volcano. Solids (like your chair or table) have a distinct shape, while liquids (like water or milk) get their shape from their container and pour very easily. Baking soda is a solid if you look closely at its small size, and vinegar is a liquid like water. When the two are mixed, they go through a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide (a gas). This is what causes the foamy mess and makes it look like a volcanic eruption.
Activity 2: More Matter, optional hands on, presented as demonstration
In this activity we will be expanding on the previous lesson about the forms of matter by inflating a bag with gas. In mixing baking soda (solid) and vinegar (liquid) together, we can cause a chemical reaction to occur. This reaction results in the release of carbon dioxide (a gas). This can be observed by the bubbles and how the bag slowly begins to inflate and fill with gas, like air filling a balloon.
Activity 3: Ramps
In this activity, we will be learning about simple machines and friction. By using ramps, toy cars, and materials with different levels of friction, we will observe how we can make cars go faster or slower. Which ramp and surface texture will result in the fastest speed?


1. Explore ramps to learn about friction and gravity
2. Ask scientific questions
3. Explore the 3 states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas
4. Learn what a chemical reaction is
5. Understand what a scientist is

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standards: Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards
Cognition and General Science/Science/Science Inquiry and Application/Inquiry
Cognition and General Science/Science/Physical Science/Explorations of Energy

Next Generation Science Standards

State Standards

Ohio Learning Standards