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Science Snacks

Table setting with household tools for science snacks
Science Snacks

Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.

What is a Science Snack?

Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities that bring explorations of natural phenomena into the classroom and home. Each activity uses inexpensive, easily-available materials, offers detailed instructions and images, provides a clear explanation of what's going on, and is adaptable to a wide range of curricula, content areas, grade levels, and settings.


Learn More About Snacks

The Exploratorium

The Exploratorium, established in 1969, is an internationally renowned museum of art, science, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. Its hundreds of hands-on exhibits are designed to promote science discovery.

The Teacher Institute

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute has supported middle and high school math and science teachers to incorporate hands-on, inquiry-rich experiences into their classrooms since 1984.

Cook up over 100 hands-on science exhibits from everyday materials!
Buy the Exploratorium Science Snackbook.

Exploratorium Science Snackbook