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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. Available for iPhones and iPads with iOS 7 and above.

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Technical Support for DIY Lake Science

Why doesn't the app work on my mobile device?

DIY Lake Science is currently compatible with iPhones and iPads that have iOS 7 or later installed.

Why do the videos in the app lack sound?

The most common reason you don't hear any sound is due to the "Mute" toggle on your iOS device. Or, just as common, the volume has been lowered so low that it settles on "mute." If turning up the volume doesn't work, flip the toggle switch above the volume controls on the side of your iOS device.

Why can’t I view the videos?

Make sure you’re connected to the internet via wi-fi to get the best video experience as we stream from YouTube.

Can I send the DIY Lake Science activities to a friend?

Yes! You can e-mail them a PDF of the activity within the app! Or you can go here and then scroll down to the activities to download a pdf.

If you have any technical support issues with the app or have any suggestions, please e-mail: lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu.

DIY Lake Science Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information collected by Lawrence Hall of Science (“we,” “us” or “our”) through our mobile application DIY Lake Science.

We do not collect any personal data with DIY Lake Science. When you download and use DIY Lake Science, we don’t require you to provide any data and we do not collect any information about you or your device.

DIY Lake Science complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal data of any kind from users of any age.

Users may contact us via email if they have questions about DIY Lake Science. We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our privacy policy and practices, e-mail us at lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu.



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 www.lakeviz.org.

1 Million Downloads

The Hall is honored to have surpassed one million downloads for all our iOS apps. Thanks for your support and for recommending our apps to your friends!

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