# Activities

## Spin the Water Wheel

• Energy
• 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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## 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
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## Why is the Sky Blue?

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use a glass jar, water, milk, and a flashlight to explain why the sky is blue.
• Science
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## Let's Get Carried Away!

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students use a stream table to model the processes of erosion and streambed formation.
• Science
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## Water Cycle

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will be able to describe the water cycle by creating and observing a model.
• Science
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## Bounce

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students drop rubber balls in order to observe and measure the effects of elasticity. They use graphs to make predictions for further trials.
• Science
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## Mystery Matter

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will practice classifying matter while playing a game.
• Science
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## It's All Relative

• Manufacturing
• K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will excavate a box containing several layers of sediment.
• Science
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## Look Out Below!

• Energy
• 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.
• Science
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## The Mystery Forces

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will learn that objects do not always have to be touching to exert a force on each other.
• Science
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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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## As Far As I Can Sea

• Energy
• 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.
• Science
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## Keep It Up

• Manufacturing
• 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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• Energy