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Grades:
  • K–5
  • 6–8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will model the weathering of rocks by shaking sugar cubes in a container.
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Grades:
  • 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.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
Students will examine two different techniques for mapping different aspects of the ocean, and will model those techniques on a small scale in the classroom.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn how waves, wind, water and glaciers all break rock and soil into smaller particles and move them around.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will examine and sketch various trace fossils from an unknown creature and then construct an image of the creature that they believe produced these fossils.
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Get Cooking

  • Energy
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will build a simple solar cooker, make observations and qualitatively describe the melting rate of a piece of chocolate in the cooker.
  • Technology
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Oil Spill Cleanup

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will use a variety of materials to attempt to clean up a simulated oil spill.
  • Engineering
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the parts of an insect and their function and then will design and build their ultimate insect.
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Build This Structure

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
Students will use provided materials to develop a structure that will withstand movement in Earth.
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Hang Time

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 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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Keep It Up

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will design a bridge or a building and observe how it performs in a simulated earthquake.
  • Technology
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will learn the different techniques used to map the ocean, and will practice using those techniques themselves in the classroom.
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Sun, Moon and Stars

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will paint craft spheres to resemble the Earth, moon and sun.
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Stomp Rockets

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
  • 6–8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of performing a controlled experiment and how different variables affect the distance travelled by a stomp rocket.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will explore the nature of human hearing by attempting to determine the location of coins dropping at different locations in a room.
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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: 3
In this activity, students will learn about the importance of balance in an ecosystem.
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will learn about tornadoes and simulate one inside a small bottle.
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