# Activities

## 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.
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## Stomp Rockets

• Manufacturing
• 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.
• Science
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## 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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## Top Design

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity students will examine the relationships between the organisms within an ecosystem and how changes that affect one affect the others.
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## 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
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## Name that Connection

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will take on the role of organisms in various environments as they discover the concept of interdependence in ecosystems.
• Science
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## Ice Cores

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will evaluate water ice balloons to reconstruct recent climate history by sorting different layers of evidence.
• Science
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## Polar Opposites

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple model of Earth as a magnet.
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• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use shadows to demonstrate that Earth is moving, not the sun.
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## Credit Card Debt

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 4
Description: Students consider the benefits and tradeoffs of using credit and learn about the role interest plays in using credit cards. Then, they create an equation that describes the length of time it takes to pay off a debt.
• Math
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## Going with the Flow

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the value of using a scale model and the effect of water speed on erosion rate and stream formation.
• Science
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## Modeling Constraints

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 2
Students will work in small groups to investigate constraints of starting a business. Each group will be assigned a specific constraint. Small groups will then write a linear inequality and graph the inequality on a group capture sheet.
• Math
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## Light the Bulb

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 4
In this investigation, students will design three different circuit arrangements with a switch capable of lighting a small light bulb. They will use the results of this investigation to determine the best configuration for wiring holiday lights.
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• Energy