Entertainment Technology

There’s an old saying that all work and no play makes life pretty dull. But if you learn the ins and outs of entertainment technology, you can end up with work that’s all about play! Discover the sound waves in a ringtone, the light magic that makes movies, and the topsy-turvy physics of roller coasters.

1. Animate your own artwork
2. Dig into video game development
3. Try the science of amusement park rides
4. Create your own special effects
5. Surf a sound wave

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know the science behind the world of entertainment.

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Home Scientist

By paying careful attention during experiments, scientists learn new things—even if they’ve done the test before. That means you don’t have to grow up to be a scientist. You’re a scientist every time you do an experiment! In this badge, find out where science has been hiding in your own home.

1. Be a kitchen chemist
2. Create static electricity
3. Dive into density
4. Make something bubble up
5. Play with science

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll be able to see the science all around me.

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Science of Happiness

In this badge, you are the test subject, and your life is your laboratory. You’ll find out how scientists measure happiness, and you’ll put their results into action. You’ll also get to perform a happiness experiment on your friends or family—all with the goal of making your world a happier place.

1. Make yourself happier
2. Think differently for happiness
3. Get happy through others
4. Do a helpful happiness experiment
5. Create a happiness action plan

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to use the science of happiness to make my world the happiest place it can be.

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Science of Style

Imagine farming silkworms to make raw silk, engineering a biodegradable fabric, or using chemistry to develop a cover-up that hides and heals acne scars. Fashion and beauty are glamorous businesses, but it’s the science behind these industries that makes their products cutting edge and desirable. In this badge, use the science of style to create—and imagine—your own products.

1. Test skin care and makeup
2. Examine the science behind fabrics and accessories
3. Explore the science behind hair products and perfume
4. Investigate the sociology of style
5. Formulate future style

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know the science behind makeup, perfume, fashion fabrics, and skin care products.

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