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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.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will construct a water wheel with household materials that can be used to lift an object.
  • Science
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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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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 3
Students will gain an understanding of the comparative size of the objects in our Solar System and the great distances between them.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 3
In this activity, students use simple materials to produce and observe cloud formation.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will brainstorm why people live, work, and vacation by the shoreline.
  • Science
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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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Seed Dispersal

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will investigate the variety of ways plants can disperse their seeds, or the fruits containing the seeds.
  • 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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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 2
In this activity, students explore the effects of physical and chemical weathering on various types of rocks.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 4
Students will explore how satellites send images from telescopes in space, which we can access on Earth via the Internet.
  • Technology
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Grades:
  • 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
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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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Run-Off Solutions

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 3
Students will learn about the concept of low impact development: practices that use or copy natural processes such as absorption or evaporation to protect water quality.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • 9–12
Level: 2
After learning about the amount of paper that the United States uses every year, students will observe how homemade recycled paper is made. Upon examining the result, students will be challenged to refine this process in order to produce a paper product.
  • Engineering
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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.
  • Science
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