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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.
  • Science
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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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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.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple model of Earth as a magnet.
  • Science
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Recycled Again

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will design a procedure for separating five types of recyclable materials based on their physical properties.
  • Science
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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.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students explore how sound waves travel through various materials.
  • Science
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Sonar

  • IT
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, teachers will create a mysterious topography using small boxes inside a copy paper box.
  • Science
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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.
  • 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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Grades:
  • 6 - 8
Level: 3
In this activity, students construct a spectroscope and use it to observe the spectra of various sources of light.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the law of reflection by tracing the path that light travels, and designing a periscope to demonstrate understanding.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use a glass jar, water, milk, and a flashlight to explain why the sky is blue.
  • Science
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Zip to It

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two-meter zip line to the bottom in less than six seconds.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will 'become' water droplets and travel among the different storages of water.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use shadows to demonstrate that Earth is moving, not the sun.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will examine how the Earth's land surface is affected by water in its different forms.
  • Science
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Habitat to Habitat

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K - 5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will learn that plants and animals have common needs.
  • Science
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