From radical robots to astounding animation and colorful chemistry, the wonder of science is all around us!
At KiwiCo, we want to inspire kids to find “whoa, awesome!” moments in their everyday lives. We collected activities, videos, and KiwiCo crates that help make popular science subjects more relatable and exciting for your kids!
Fun with Flight
There’s a lot to learn about massive metal machines that seemingly fly through the air with ease. Help your kids understand the foundations of flight with these awesome videos, projects, and activities!
Get an Astronaut Starter Kit
Build and launch a pair of model orbiter spaceships using the power of pumps. Paint a set of model planets, then construct a miniature solar system that really spins. Explore the ins-and-outs of space travel — from the history of space exploration, to the challenges of astronaut training, to amazing facts about life on the International Space Station!
Build a Thermal Powered Flower
This project sails into the sensation of rising hot air. The air currents you’ll create with the Thermal Powered Flower are similar to the ones that paragliders and hang gliders use to take flight!
Lights! Camera! Science! Movie makers and entertainers use the science of light to make movie magic. Discover how animation combines still images to create the illusion of movement!
Learn about Incredible Illusions
Make a Stop-Motion Movie
Stop motion animation is animation that is captured one frame at time, with objects that are moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement. Learn how to use this technique to make a fun stop action movie!
Play with Tricky Thaumatropes
Make an optical toy that will fool your eyes and boggle your mind! When you spin a thaumatrope, the pictures on either side seem to combine into one image. Check out this early form of animation!
Create Colorful Chemical Reactions
Turn your kitchen into a chemistry lab and experiment with exciting chemical reactions. These hands-on activities and projects will help your kids learn by doing.
On day four of Koala Camp, your little one will learn the ins and out of scientific method and why measuring is good science. Then together you can try some hands-on experiments with ingredients from home.
Explore the science of thermochromism — with squishy slime that shifts color when it changes temperature!
If you have more candy than you know what to do with, try this experiment with your kids. Sometimes playing with food is inevitable, but with sweet science comes knowledge!
There are hundreds of millions of stars in our galaxy. Explore how much space is actually between them and how far away they are from our planet!
Experience science that’s out of this world! Discover what stars are made of, explore the brilliant stories behind constellations, and learn how to find the North Star on day five of Tinker Camp during Camp KiwiCo!
Learn about the constellations in the night sky and then imagine and design your own! Play with planetary gears and use them to engineer a model system of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.
An orrery is a mechanical model of the motion of the planets in our solar system. Astronomers used orreries to study them! Try making your own orrery and learn about the motion of the stars!
Science in Motion!
What makes things move? How do sound and light travel? How do our muscles work? Explore the amazing science of motion with these kinetic projects.
Learn about Sports Science
Give your body (and your brain!) a workout with the science of sports! On day 5 of Kiwi Camp during Camp KiwiCo, kids will learn how muscles help them move and build a model arm (complete with rubber-band muscles)!
Build a disk launcher and explore physics by sending disks zooming across the room! After you make your flying toys, design your own game pieces using different clay techniques, and play and create games using your disk launcher!
Make a Wave Machine
We’re surrounded by waves! Sound and light travel as waves to our ears and eyes. Ocean waves crash onto the beach. Radio waves broadcast music to our cars. We even use waves to cook our food – in microwaves! Try making this wave machine to see how all different kinds of waves move!
We’d love to see your kids’ “woah, awesome!” moments! Share photos and videos on Instagram and tag us at @kiwico_inc. Don’t forget to include #kiwico!