# Activities

## 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
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## Laser Beaming

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will use a laser pointer and flat mirrors to explore the law of reflection.
• Math
.pdf

## Making a Magnet

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of magnetic fields and magnetic forces.
• Science
.pdf

## 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
.pdf

## Oil Spill Cleanup

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will use a variety of materials to attempt to clean up a simulated oil spill.
• Engineering
.pdf

## Oobleck!

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will examine the behavior of different types of solids when they are dissolved in water and explain those behaviors by examining the properties of the solids.
• Science
.pdf

## Polar Opposites

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple model of Earth as a magnet.
• Science
.pdf

## Recycled Again

• Manufacturing
• 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
.pdf

## Scoping the Scene

• Energy
• 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
.pdf

## Sending Secret Messages

• IT
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students explore how sound waves travel through various materials.
• Science
.pdf

• IT