# Activities

## 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.
• Science
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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.
• Science
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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.
• Engineering
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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.
• Science
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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.
• Science
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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.
• Science
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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.
• Science
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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.
• Engineering
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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.
• Science
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## 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.
• Science
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## Electro-Lights

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students build simple circuits to investigate the conductivity of solutions.
• Science
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## Cool It!

• 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.
• Science
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## Can You Hear Me Now?

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity students will experiment with how far sound travels naturally, as compared to how far it travels with satellite amplification.
• Science
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## Bouncing Properties

• Energy
• 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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## Before and After

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will evaluate different 'before' and 'after' stations to decide if heating and cooling changes are reversible.
• Engineering
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## Activate Wind Power

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will create their own windmills and test them in a wind created by a fan.
• Technology
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## What a Plant Wants

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will analyze different types of soil.
• Science
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• Energy