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Spend the day honing your super powers at home!

Are you up for a challenge? Explore the special forces unique to super heroes and villains, learn how to make your own action packed film with stop-motion animation, and more at Superhero Science Online. Join MSC on Saturday, June 12,  from noon- 4pm, for an action-packed day science staring some of your favorite super powers!


How to participate?

Starting at noon on June 12, we will post instructional videos or activity instructions here, as well as our Facebook event page, according to the schedule below.

12:00 PM  – Super-Speed Zoom Ball

Make an easy-to-build science toy and practice your super-speed super power!

Activity Instructions 

1:00 PM – Fantastic Elastic

Discover the limits of elasticity and what it would mean if being super-stretch was your superpower.

Activity Instructions

2:00 PM – Super- Bounce Slime

Everyone knows that when superheroes make slime, it needs to be super too! Make three different types of slimes to see which one is the super-bounciest!

Activity Instructions 

3:00 PM – Stop Motion Animation

Lights. Camera. Action! Learn how to make your own superhero action film with stop motion animation.

Video Instructions

Materials needed:

  • Plastic bottles of similar size (2)
  • 12′ of utility rope or other thick string (such as paracord)
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Rubber bands (3)
  • Heat-safe bowl or mug
  • Tongs
  • School glue
  • Borax
  • Baking soda
  • Regular spoon, plastic or metal
  • Small bowls (3)
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Paper towel
  • Assorted craft supplies and paper
  • Assorted toys
  • Smart phone or tablet
  • Easy-to-use stop motion app (such as Stop Motion Studio)
  • Tripod, chair, or stack of books