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Build This Structure

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
Students will use provided materials to develop a structure that will withstand movement in Earth.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
Students will examine two different techniques for mapping different aspects of the ocean, and will model those techniques on a small scale in the classroom.
  • Science
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Get Cooking

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will build a simple solar cooker, make observations and qualitatively describe the melting rate of a piece of chocolate in the cooker.
  • Technology
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn how waves, wind, water and glaciers all break rock and soil into smaller particles and move them around.
  • Science
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Stomp Rockets

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
  • 6 - 8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of performing a controlled experiment and how different variables affect the distance travelled by a stomp rocket.
  • Science
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Bounce

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students drop rubber balls in order to observe and measure the effects of elasticity. They use graphs to make predictions for further trials.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will examine and sketch various trace fossils from an unknown creature and then construct an image of the creature that they believe produced these fossils.
  • Science
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Keep It Up

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will design a bridge or a building and observe how it performs in a simulated earthquake.
  • Technology
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Ice Cores

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will evaluate water ice balloons to reconstruct recent climate history by sorting different layers of evidence.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • K - 5
  • 6 - 8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will model the weathering of rocks by shaking sugar cubes in a container.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students drop small spheres of different sizes and weights from different heights into flour.
  • Science
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Hole-in-One

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will design their own miniature golf hole and then determine the path along which a ball would travel to score a "hole-in-one."
  • Math
.pdf
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will learn the different techniques used to map the ocean, and will practice using those techniques themselves in the classroom.
  • Science
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Geronimo

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test the effectiveness of different parachute designs.
  • Engineering
.pdf
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the value of using a scale model and the effect of water speed on erosion rate and stream formation.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about how human lifestyles cause the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to be released into the air.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will create their own windmills and test them in a wind created by a fan.
  • Technology
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Oil Spill Cleanup

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will use a variety of materials to attempt to clean up a simulated oil spill.
  • Engineering
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