The Science Explorer program is a collection of experiments that blend academic content with curiosity-building activities. Using ordinary materials, these activities ask students to look at how things work and how they change.
The program invites young people to study bubbles and rainbows, investigate optical illusions, and test the effects of static electricity. While the young scientists make a mess, they ask questions and discover answers—and they develop a variety of skills, from measuring and classifying to predicting, experimenting, and forming hypotheses.
The Science Explorer program was created by the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s nationally recognized leader in inquiry-based, hands-on education.
Find Out More
The Science Explorer program is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-9355630. Opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the foundation.