For Families

Follow Up Science Activities

Thinking about how to continue science learning at home? Try some of our student follow up activities! These fun science activities can be done at home with just a few easy to find supplies.

Intro to Engineering Follow Up Student Activity: Building a Solar Oven

Camouflage Mimicry Follow Up Student Activity: Candy Camouflage

For more fun ideas for science activities at home, check out our Future Engineer page or these websites sent to us by students:

See Inside the Classroom

Check out our classroom posts and see summaries lessons taught to your students.  These  posts also have links to follow up activities that students can try at home to continue the learning they started in class. New posts are added after each classroom visit!

Dr. Erika

Episodes of the Dr. Erika Show make science accessible and entertaining for elementary and middle school students across New England. The show was executive produced by Joshua Seftel, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who has produced educational programs for NOVA, PBS and WBGH. Its host, Dr. Erika, is a 2004 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2012. She was also crowned Miss Massachusetts in 2004. Leveraging Dr. Erika’s unique background, the show is designed to teach children about science, break stereotypes and make STEM subjects more approachable and entertaining for children. Visit our  Dr. Erika Show page to view episodes.

Are you interested in bringing Science from Scientists into your school?

Explore our full range of programs under the Programs Menu and let us know which you are interested in.

For requests for our In-School Module-based STEM Enrichment program, please complete the SfS Program Request Form. Include the name of the school and grade level you are interested in.

For questions regarding our special events and outreach programs, please complete this Outreach Event Request Google Form. Include event date(s), location(s), and number and ages of expected attendees.

For all other inquiries, please email and we will get back in touch as soon as we can!


Want to find out where you can see more science in action?  Visit our news and events page to view a listing of our past events. To find out about future events, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Science Fair Resources

We believe that participation in science fairs stimulates students to develop inquisitiveness, creativity and reasoning power. Early hands-on experiments allow students to see the applicability of science in the everyday world. See our programs for a description of how we can help organizations near our offices with science fairs. If you are located elsewhere, we hope you find the following links helpful.