Young Scientist Lab
Young Scientist Lab

The mission of the Young Scientist Lab is to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science.

Young Scientist Lab: Lesson Plans
Young Scientist Lab

Use these free lesson plans to turn your classroom into a lab and let the magic of “doing” begin!

Young Scientist Lab: The Everyday Science of Your Brain
Young Scientist Lab

Students learn which parts of their brain help them learn and remember.

Young Scientist Lab: The Everyday Science of Sports
Young Scientist Lab

Students explore the physics of aerodynamics by evaluating competing golf ball designs.

Young Scientist Lab: The Everyday Science of Sound
Young Scientist Lab

Students conduct a series of demonstrations that illustrate the science behind how sound is made and heard.

Young Scientist Lab: The Everyday Science of Eggs
Young Scientist Lab

Students learn about the anatomy of an egg and how egg proteins change when they are heated, beaten, or mixed with other ingredients.

Young Scientist Lab: Strong as Newspaper
Young Scientist Lab

Students make a simple but strong structure from tubes made from rolled up newspaper.

Young Scientist Lab: Slippery Soil
Young Scientist Lab

Students discuss deforestation’s impact on land, water, air, and other living things and design eco-friendly community models.

Young Scientist Lab: Right Back at You!
Young Scientist Lab

Students make a rudimentary light reflectivity tester to help them determine the relative reflectivity of various materials around the classroom.

Young Scientist Lab: Recycling - Old Made New
Young Scientist Lab

Students explore different items that can be recycled and observe and compare the differences between various paper products.

Young Scientist Lab: Cushion It!
Young Scientist Lab

Students investigate basic science principles involved in different types of collisions, from a bat hitting a baseball to a car crash.

Young Scientist Lab: How Strong Is It?
Young Scientist Lab

Students work in groups to explore the properties of Post-it® Notes and determine the amount of force required to pull them across a plane.