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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.
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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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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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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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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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Water Slide

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will experiment with ice and water and evaluate how both can carry materials and change the formation of Earth's surface.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test and observe the bouncing properties of different types of balls (softball, basketball, golf ball, playground ball, volleyball, beach ball, ball of paper).
  • Science
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Sonar

  • IT
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, teachers will create a mysterious topography using small boxes inside a copy paper box.
  • Science
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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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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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Swarm!

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students work in groups to model swarming behaviors, and analyze the behaviors to develop an understanding of how they increase the chances of survival of a species.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the physical characteristics and absorption of types of materials that make up soil.
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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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