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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.
  • 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
.pdf
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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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
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
Working in groups, students will select a city and then use U.S. government census data to develop an algebraic relationship between time and population size.
  • Math
.pdf
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate factors that influence the temperature of an isolated system and relate this to average kinetic energy and thermodynamic properties.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will make their own weather station.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
In this lesson, students will work in teams to create a structure that will withstand simulated hurricane force winds
  • Engineering
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I Don't Need You Soil

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students learn that plants acquire their material for growth chiefly from air and water rather than from soil.
  • Science
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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
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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.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use shadows to demonstrate that Earth is moving, not the sun.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate, categorize and explore the multitude of IT career categories that are available through reading several IT-career cards.
  • Technology
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It's a Gas!

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 2
In this activity, students will produce different chemical reactions with yeast.
  • Science
.pdf
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of how sound waves travel through different media by building a sound transmission device.
  • Science
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