These DFTV science resources are guaranteed to put the sizzle in your summer science fun!
Feel the heat! Watch these DragonflyTV Investigations:
- Phoebe and Shannon head to Yellowstone National Park to learn about thermal basins—places where there are lots of geysers or hot springs. That made them curious: Why doesn’t every thermal basin have a geyser?
- On the island of Hawaii, Julia and Briana visit Volcanoes National Park to investigate lava flows. Their question: How do plants return to an area wiped out by a lava flow?
- Some like it hot: Californians Gillian and Rebecca investigate which habitats lizard habitats. Their DFTV query: Why are there so many lizards in certain areas, and not in others?
- Alex and Andrew visit Explora in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they build their own hot air balloons. Their question: How big does a hot air balloon need to be to lift things off the ground?
- Masha and Patsy devise a similar investigation at a Hot Air Balloon festival in Aspen, Colorado. Their question: How does hot air lift things?
- Meanwhile, Alexandra and Anna use science to help out their favorite canine buddy, Rupert. They live in Arizona, where it gets really hot in the summer. So here's their DFTV challenge: How can we build a doghouse to keep Rupert cool?
- And, in yet another hot engineering story, Californians Isaac and Anjali know that people use the sun to provide energy to businesses and homes. Isaac even has a toy solar car. Their question: How does the sun's position in the sky affect a solar car's performance?
Wanna know more about solar cars? Take a minute to meet Travis Lee, a Real Scientist Solar Vehicle Engineer.
Or test your own navigation skills, flying high in virtual a hot air balloon. Play to win The Great Balloon Race Game.
Few science experiments can hold a candle to this clever Science Surprise, which dares to ask: To burst or not to burst?
Got other cool ideas for some summer fun? Tell us about them on the summer science fun Message Boards.