DIY Lake Science

DIY Lake Science

Dive to the bottom of a lake.

DIY Lake Science allows families and educators to investigate and learn about lakes and other freshwater ecosystems at home, at school, or anywhere you go! The app includes a dozen easy to use, hands-on activities to learn about freshwater ecosystems. Each activity includes step-by-step instructions that have been tested by educators, kids, and families. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive—you probably have many of them in your home. Want to explore what happens under a lake’s surface? In the Under the Lake simulation, you can explore a process called lake mixing and how lakes change across the seasons, in different climates, and for different lake sizes.

Price: Free

Ages: 4+

Languages: English and Spanish

Topics: Lake Science, Outdoors

OS: Apple

iPhone or iPad iOS 7+

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This project was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Informal Science Education Award program under grant number DRL1114663. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NSF. This project was created as part of the LakeViz project funded by the above-named grant. Find out more at

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