# Activities

New

## Make It Move

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will learn the foundations of hydraulics and how they make things move with little effort. Using these fundamentals, students will work together to design and engineer a functional hydraulic lift system.
• Engineering
• Science
.pdf
New

## A Ball In Motion

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 4
Students will investigate the relationship between quadratic functions and the parabolic path traveled by a ball in motion. Students will analyze data to understand the mathematical relationships that exist along the path of a ball in flight.
• Math
• Science
.pdf

## Zip to It

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two-meter zip line to the bottom in less than six seconds.
• Science
.pdf

## Watching Weather

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will make their own weather station consisting of actual and simplified versions of real weather equipment.
• Science
.pdf

## Up Periscope!

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the law of reflection by tracing the path that light travels, and designing a periscope to demonstrate understanding.
• Science
.pdf

## The Dynamic Trio

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the stars, planets, and Moon found in our solar system and how they relate to one another.
• Science
.pdf

## Sand Shake

• Energy
• 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
.pdf

## Light the Bulb

• Energy
• 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.
• Science
.pdf

## How Low Can You Go?

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate factors that influence the temperature of an isolated system and relate this to average kinetic energy and thermodynamic properties.
• Science
.pdf

## Coin Batteries

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will construct a coin battery and measure its voltage output. They will compare their battery’s voltage to that of traditional AA/AAA batteries and consider modifications to their battery so it produces enough power to light up an LED bulb.
• Science
.pdf

## Game Set Match

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate how robots work including robotic parts and explain how energy is transferred to make different parts move.
• Science
.pdf

## Wind Power

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will examine wind power and learn to hardness it by creating a wind turbine.
• Engineering
.pdf

## Hurricane Force

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 2
In this lesson, students will work in teams to create a structure that will withstand simulated hurricane force winds
• Engineering
.pdf

## What's in a System?

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will learn about Earth's four major systems: geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.
• Science
.pdf

## Garbage in Our Oceans

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
• Science
.pdf

## Shifting Shorelines

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will brainstorm why people live, work, and vacation by the shoreline.
• Science
.pdf

## Making Lemon Ice

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about thermal energy.
• Science
.pdf

• Energy