Activities

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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It's a Secret!

• IT
• 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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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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Hole-in-One

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will design their own miniature golf hole and then determine the path along which a ball would travel to score a "hole-in-one."
• Math
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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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Color Wheel

• IT
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will construct color wheels and spin them to see that light colors combine to form new colors.
• Science
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Cartesian Diver

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will build a Cartesian diver and discover how compression and changes in density cause the diver to mysteriously move up and down.
• Science
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Candy Chromatography

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will use paper chromatography to separate the colors in the dyes used to color candies.
• 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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Bottle Music

• Manufacturing
• 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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Blowin' in the Wind

• Manufacturing