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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.
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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.
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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
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use shadows to demonstrate that Earth is moving, not the sun.
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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.
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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.
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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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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will explore the structures within a leaf where the process of photosynthesis occurs.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students use a stream table to model the processes of erosion and streambed formation.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
In this investigation, students will design three different circuit arrangements with a switch capable of lighting a small light bulb. They will use the results of this investigation to determine the best configuration for wiring holiday lights.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will create a model of a sloped hillside using sand and simulate conditions that can cause a landslide to occur.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of magnetic fields and magnetic forces.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about thermal energy.
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