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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test and observe the bouncing properties of different types of balls (softball, basketball, golf ball, playground ball, volleyball, beach ball, ball of paper).
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity students will experiment with how far sound travels naturally, as compared to how far it travels with satellite amplification.
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Cool It!

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 6 - 8
Level: 1
In this activity, students will observe how ice melts on wood and metal blocks, and they will draw conclusions about how heat conducts through different materials.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students build simple circuits to investigate the conductivity of solutions.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of how a simple hovercraft uses the forces of motion to move.
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Grand Prix

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will use a ramp to launch a car and reach a finish line.
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Hang Time

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity teams design, build, and test paper helicopters to observe a relationship between blade surface area and descent rate.
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Ice Wars

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create their own insulating "ice chambers" and then test them against the models made by their classmates.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple electromagnet using a nail, a battery, and copper wire.
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Grades:
  • 6 - 8
Level: 1
In this activity, students will observe how ice melts on wood and metal blocks, and they will draw conclusions about how heat conducts through different materials.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will compare two forces of energy on the motion, velocity, and direction of an object.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the engineering design process by designing and observing different containers that slow down the process of heat transfer.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of magnetic fields and magnetic forces.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students carefully add drops of liquids to the surface of a penny to help them understand the concept of surface tension.
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Oobleck!

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will examine the behavior of different types of solids when they are dissolved in water and explain those behaviors by examining the properties of the solids.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple model of Earth as a magnet.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will explore the relationship between angles of incident and reflected light and use this relationship to design and test their own periscopes in a classroom competition.
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will use a ramp to launch a ball and strike a target.
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