# Activities

## Gliding On Air

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of how a simple hovercraft uses the forces of motion to move.
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## Grand Prix

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will use a ramp to launch a car and reach a finish line.
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## Hang Time

• Energy
• 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.
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## Ice Wars

• Energy
• 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.
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## It's Magnetic

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple electromagnet using a nail, a battery, and copper wire.
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## It's Melting!

• Energy
• 6–8
Level: 1
In this activity, students will observe how ice melts on wood and metal blocks, and they will draw conclusions about how heat conducts through different materials.
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## Just for Kicks

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will compare two forces of energy on the motion, velocity, and direction of an object.
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## Keepin it Cool

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the engineering design process by designing and observing different containers that slow down the process of heat transfer.
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## Making a Magnet

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of magnetic fields and magnetic forces.
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## Oh the Tension

• Energy
• 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.
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## Oobleck!

• Energy
• 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.
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## Polar Opposites

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple model of Earth as a magnet.
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## Scoping the Scene

• Energy
• 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.
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## Stay on Target

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will use a ramp to launch a ball and strike a target.
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## Through the Looking Glass

• Energy
• 6–8
Level: 3
In this activity, students construct a spectroscope and use it to observe the spectra of various sources of light.
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## Why is the Sky Blue?

• Energy
• 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.
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• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will 'become' water droplets and travel among the different storages of water.
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• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use shadows to demonstrate that Earth is moving, not the sun.
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