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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students work together to build an algorithm for drawing a pixel picture using coordinate directions and color assignments on graph paper. Then, students follow the algorithms of other groups to create the images on a larger scale with post-it notes.
  • Math
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Play Ball

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students drop rubber balls in order to observe and measure the effects of elasticity.
  • Technology
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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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Rain Maker

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, the teacher will create a large rain maker by pouring water over plastic wrap punched with holes over a foil tin.
  • 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:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
After learning about the amount of paper that the United States uses every year, students will observe how homemade recycled paper is made. Upon examining the result, students will be challenged to refine this process in order to produce a paper product.
  • Engineering
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Run-Off Solutions

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will learn about the concept of low impact development: practices that use or copy natural processes such as absorption or evaporation to protect water quality.
  • Engineering
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Sail Away

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use classroom materials and wind energy to build and power a sailboat.
  • Science
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Sand Shake

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students experiment with sand and hair dryers to observe how wind, sand, and barriers interact to form sand dunes.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
Students will explore how satellites send images from telescopes in space, which we can access on Earth via the Internet.
  • Technology
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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 2
In this activity, students explore the effects of physical and chemical weathering on various types of rocks.
  • 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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Seed Dispersal

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will investigate the variety of ways plants can disperse their seeds, or the fruits containing the seeds.
  • 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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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will brainstorm why people live, work, and vacation by the shoreline.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 3
In this activity, students use simple materials to produce and observe cloud formation.
  • Science
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