Saturday Science - Home Edition (Fall 2021)

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Topic: Saturday Science: Home Edition!

Time: Dec 4, 2021 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Join us this month for the return of Saturday Science: Home Edition! Just like last year, Saturday Science is back online, and we’re bringing the students in your life brand-new activity kits and the chance to learn neuroscience from real scientists!

You will get an email reminder with zoom information close to the time of the event if you sign up at Eventbrite! (Signing up is not required to participate in the event.)


What’s in each kit?

Each kit comes in a reusable drawstring bag and contains three engaging activities: Build-A-Neuron, Seeing Double, and Brain Hats. They also include hand sanitizer and a few other goodies! Content is geared toward older elementary and middle school students, but learners of all ages are welcome.


How are the activities completed?

Easy-to-follow instructions are included in each kit, but you’re also invited to our Saturday Science At-Home Zoom Day on Saturday, December 4, from 2 to 4pm! On the day of the event, find a link on this page to join a virtual Zoom call, where sets of instructors will demonstrate each activity and share more about their work as scientists!

Can’t make it to our remote event? We will also upload videos to this page that show just what to do! Head to the bottom of this page to find them, and follow along whenever works for you.


How do I get a kit?

This season, we’ve collaborated with community centers to increase equitable access to our supplies. Many kits have been allocated to local classrooms, so check to see if your student’s school has received any!

The following libraries are also helping us distribute kits:

  • Countee Cullen Library (104 West 136th Street)
  • George Bruce Library (518 West 125th Street)
  • Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library (203 West 115th Street)
  • Harlem Library (9 West 124th Street)

Stock may vary so it's a good idea to call before you go.


What should I do if I don’t get a kit?

We invite you to join us on our Zoom Day anyway! Our instructors can help your student complete each activity with items found around the house, and we promise they’ll still have a bunch of fun.


Here is a list of the items you’ll need:

  • Activity 1: Build-A-Neuron
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Plastic beads
  • Activity 2: Seeing Double
    • Two index cards or small pieces of paper
    • Crayons or other drawing utensils
    • Adhesive tape
    • A drinking straw, pencil, or other similarly-shaped object
  • Activity 3: Brain Hats
    • Adhesive tape
    • Crayons or other drawing utensils
    • Scissors
    • Printouts of these templates!


Find the complete activity guide here!


We hope to see you (virtually) soon!




Activity instructional videos:

  1. Build-A-Neuron:
  2. Seeing Double:
  3. Brain Hats:






contents bring packed into a kit



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Saturday Science complements other public programs produced by Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute. For more information on all of our programs, visit


Saturday Science is brought to you by Columbia's Zuckerman Institute in partnership with Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach, with support from the National Science Foundation's NeuroNex Award DBI-1707398 and Apple Bank.