Go outside and make observations of tree leaf color and life stage. Counts toward Eco Warrior badge.
Learn what it’s like to work in the ATLAS collaboration by exploring the ATLAS Coloring Book.
Step-by-step instruction on building a neuron with playdough (includes recipe to make your own playdough). Counts toward Junior Ethologist badge.
Enjoy the autumn bird migration with videos and activities from the Ketterson Lab! Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
Join IU EAS faculty member, Dr. Andrea Stevens Goddard, on a virtual field trip to McCormick’s Creek State Park to look at how different types of rock weather over time. Counts toward River Ranger badge.
Nanoparticles of the same material can take on different colors just by changing their size and shape. Modify the shape and size of nanoparticles to color with different digital “nanoparticle solutions”. Counts toward Mage of Colors badge.
Our trash can volcano eruptions are a highlight of Science Fest every year! This video explains the basics of volcanoes and how a trash can volcano can serve as a model for real-life volcanoes. Counts toward Rock Star badge.
Test your audiology knowledge with our crossword puzzle, word find, and dot-to-dot. Counts toward Science Gamer badge.
Test your knowledge of Indiana’s rocks, fossils, and geologic history.
Download and print a geologic timescale and a set of ancient animal cards and use the clues to put the ancient life in the time period where it belongs. Counts toward Science Gamer badge.
Start off your adventure learning about seismology with an introductory video from IU EAS graduate student Elizabeth Sherrill and a video about how seismometers work by seismologist Dr. Michael Hamburger. Counts toward Master of Disaster badge.
Part two of our introduction to seismology series is all about location, location, location! Counts toward Master of Disaster badge.
Part three of our introduction to seismology series is an exercise about the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale which is used by seismologists to determine the magnitude and epicenter of earthquakes of the past. Counts toward Master of Disaster badge.
From the Lilly Library, make the Slocum Puzzle Collection trihexaflexagon puzzle. Counts toward Bibliomancer Badge.
Get a birds eye view of the aftermath of the Edenville and Sanford dam failures courtesy of Earth and Atmospheric Science drone pilot Steve Scott. Counts toward River Ranger badge.
Take a virtual tour of the beloved Biology Building Greenhouse on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. Enjoy beautiful photographs and fun facts for some of our special plants as you virtually wander through the peaceful conservatory rooms. Counts toward Botany Buff badge.
Follow a bacterial cell in this amazing animated adventure by IU Biology professor & microbiologist Jake McKinlay, then color your own bacterial adventures. Counts toward Micro Hero badge.
These coloring pages pertain to biology subjects like photosynthesis, evolution and Darwin, wearing a mask to fight COVID-19, and the animal cell.
How do these important insects grow from tiny eggs to powerful pollinators? Counts toward Grub Scout badge.
In this activity, you will create your own braille alphabet with just paper and glue. You can use this to feel and memorize the braille alphabet! Counts toward Visionary badge.
Put yourself in the shoes of a plant pathologist and go on a mission to find “new plant pathogens” out in nature! Counts toward Botany Buff badge.
How do microbes on the surface of seeds affect plant growth? Find out with this hands-on experiment. Counts toward Botany Buff badge.
Watch rivers evolve in real time in these small-scale physical experiments. Counts toward River Ranger badge.
Click through an interactive investigation to learn about the secret language of mice, and what our ears have to do with it. Counts toward Mouse Whisperer badge.
Learn how mouse communication compares to human communication. Counts toward Mouse Whisperer badge.
Learn how bacteria communicate with each other to accomplish group behaviors. Counts toward Micro Hero badge.
Come read and color our coloring book titled, “What is a Material?” You will learn about different types of materials all around you!
Learn about how weakly electric fish from South America use specialized motor neurons to communicate with one another! Counts toward Junior Ethologist badge.
How to protect your hearing
Little John might be staying home for this year’s Science Fest but that does not mean you can’t learn more about him! Can you guess how much he weighs and what he eats?
These periodical cicadas won’t be back in Bloomington until 2034 & 2038!
Celebrate the Sounds of Your Life! Protect your ears. If the noise is too loud, walk away, turn it down (Turn it to the Left), or use ear plugs. Materials Checklist Printed Coloring Pages Crayons, colored pencils etc.
Make a 3-hole pamphlet stitch notebook. Counts toward Indiana Pwns badge.
Twelve geology-themed coloring pages from Indiana Geological and Water Survey to spark your geotivity!
Do you want to know more about Microbiology? Print out these coloring pages to explore Microbiology research at IU and learn fun facts!
Join the Science Outreach Society for a fun forensics activity! A shell has disappeared from the Biology Building. Use your detective skills to figure out, “Who done it?” Counts toward Science Gamer badge.
Ever wonder if humans are alone in the Universe? We can estimate how many intelligent civilizations exist in the Universe by approximating different variables! This app estimates the number of intelligent civilizations based on the guesses you give it. Counts toward Space Cadet badge.
Join the IU School of Nursing and IU Health GOAL program as we discuss the importance of physical activity and your health. Counts toward Hot Shot badge.
Want to know what it speech sounds like when you have hearing loss? Watch this video to find out! Counts toward Hear-O badge.
What makes up a healthy diet, and how does this lead to better health? Let’s watch our student nurses explain MyPlate with IU Health GOAL and learn how to create your own. Counts toward Hot Shot badge.
Look on as the Evil League of Evil have their annual meeting to discuss how to take over the world! Watch the zany demonstrations and listen to the bad jokes.
How well do you know the planets of the Solar System? Answer these 5 questions to show you know your stuff! Counts toward Space Cadet badge.
Coloring pages featuring excavation, surveying, and photography.
Want to know what it takes to make a planet habitable? Counts toward Space Cadet badge.
Learn about safety best practices you should adopt for your health during this pandemic. Plus, learn about COVID-19 research at IU. Counts toward Hot Shot badge.
Learn about biodiversity, ecosystem services, and green infrastructure with BUWP. Counts toward Eco Warrior badge.
Learn about biodiversity, ecosystem services, and green infrastructure with the Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project.
Watch up-close videos of tree swallows in action and follow along with activities that teach some of the techniques scientists use to help understand how and why animals do what they do. Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
See a pair of tree swallows attacking a fake (decoy) tree swallow that’s been placed at the entrance to their nestbox. Scientists use these fake intrusions to measure aggressiveness in the territory-owning birds. Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
Assemble this guide, become familiar with some local feathered friends, and then head outdoors to record the birds that you see. Counts toward Avian Ace badge.
Coloring Pages Word Search Crossword Puzzle Brain Maze
Color prints from the collections of the Lilly Library.
A tour of some of the Research and Teaching Preserve’s largest trees. Counts toward Eco Warrior badge.
Watch Eva Cusack and friends catching, banding, and releasing birds to collect important data. Counts toward Eco Warrior badge.
Let your creativity shine through with our coloring page of the planets of the solar system!
Explore your creative side with two coloring pages created by the Sciences Library and share your creations with us!
Make your own beautiful, full-color images of space! Counts toward Space Cadet badge.
Learn about permutation ciphers! Counts toward Cipher Seeker badge.
Test your permutation cipher know-how. Counts toward Cipher Seeker badge.
How does a cell decide to be an eye? Counts toward Grub Scout badge.