Activities

How Does Your City Grow

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 4
Working in groups, students will select a city and then use U.S. government census data to develop an algebraic relationship between time and population size.
• Math
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How Can I Help?

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about how human lifestyles cause the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to be released into the air.
• Science
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How a Ball Falls

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students work in teams to develop a method for creating a mathematical model of the path of a ball. The teams measure the height from which a ball is thrown, and the time taken for the ball to reach the ground.
• Technology
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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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Habitat to Habitat

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will learn that plants and animals have common needs.
• Science
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Green Plastics

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 3
In this activity, students will conduct an investigation to create a bioplastic as an alternative to plastics we typically use as consumers.
• Science
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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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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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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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Get Cooking

• Energy
• 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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Geronimo

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will test the effectiveness of different parachute designs.
• Engineering
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Garbage in Our Oceans

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
• Science
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Game Set Match

• Energy
• 9–12
Level: 3
In this activity, students will investigate how robots work including robotic parts and explain how energy is transferred to make different parts move.
• Science
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• Energy