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Floating on Air

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
Students will investigate the relationship between friction and motion by building a simple hovercraft.
  • Science
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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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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate how robots work including robotic parts and explain how energy is transferred to make different parts move.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
  • 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
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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: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of how a simple hovercraft uses the forces of motion to move.
  • Science
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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
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will use a ramp to launch a car and reach a finish line.
  • Science
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Green Plastics

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will conduct an investigation to create a bioplastic as an alternative to plastics we typically use as consumers.
  • 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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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.
  • Engineering
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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
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students work in teams to develop a method for creating a mathematical model of the path of a ball. The teams measure the height from which a ball is thrown, and the time taken for the ball to reach the ground.
  • Technology
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