Take a look at these activities you can do alone or with friends. Discover how to use everyday items you have around the house to learn about science!

Paper Airplane

  1. Fold the paper in half.
  1. Unfold and then fold the top two corners to the centre line.
  1. Fold the top peak down to create a square.
  1. Fold the top two corners to the centre about an inch above the downward facing point, to form a triangle shape on top and a diamond shape on bottom.
  1. Fold the downward facing point up to secure the flaps.
  1. Fold the plane in half, away from you, and flatten it out.
  1. Fold the edges down to create the wide wings.
  1. Try it out!

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Ice Boat


  • Cup, plastic tub or other container with lid
  • Drinking straws
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Masking Tape
  1. Fill the container with 2 to 3 inches of water.

2. Place the lid on your container. Push the straw in until it touches the bottom of the container.

3. Keep the drinking straw centered and upright by taping it in place.

4. Place the container inside the freezer.

5. Cut out a paper triangle to make a sail. Punch a pair of holes on the sail – one near the top and an opposite hole near the bottom.

6. Once the water inside is fully frozen, take the container out of the freezer. Remove the ice from the container and place it on a plate.

7. Insert the tip of the drinking straw in through the sail’s bottom hole, then push it out through the top hole.

8. Finally, it’s time to test your sailboat. Gently place it on water and watch it sail in a bathtub, basin, swimming pool or pond.

Used with permission from First Palette