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Blowin' in the Wind

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will create their own windmills and test them against the models made by their classmates.
  • Technology
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Bottle Music

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will make sound three ways: by blowing across the top of a bottle, tapping a glass, and running a finger around the rim of a glass.
  • Science
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Buggy Bodies

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will investigate how a specific group of insects move, referred to in our lesson as the focus insects.
  • Science
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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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Candy Chromatography

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will use paper chromatography to separate the colors in the dyes used to color candies.
  • Science
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Cartesian Diver

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will build a Cartesian diver and discover how compression and changes in density cause the diver to mysteriously move up and down.
  • 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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Designing a Mars Rover

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students explore the basic components of vehicle design and learn about the conditions affecting Mars rovers. They design an improved Mars rover by defining a problem and proposing a solution in the form of improved design elements.
  • Engineering
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Fast Lane

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
In this activity, students will investigate how electricity and magnetism are closely related by building and testing their own electromagnets.
  • Science
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Fast Lane

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
In this activity, students will investigate how electricity and magnetism are closely related by building and testing their own electromagnets.
  • Science
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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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Geronimo

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test the effectiveness of different parachute designs.
  • Engineering
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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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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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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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It's All Relative

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will excavate a box containing several layers of sediment.
  • 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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