# Activities

## 3D Printing Robots

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate the application of 3D printing to space technology.
• Math
• Science
• Technology
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## Rain Maker

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, the teacher will create a large rain maker by pouring water over plastic wrap punched with holes over a foil tin.
• Science
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## Water Slide

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will experiment with ice and water and evaluate how both can carry materials and change the formation of Earth's surface.
• 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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## 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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## Sail Away

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will use classroom materials and wind energy to build and power a sailboat.
• Science
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## Stacking Cups

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will work in small groups to stack Solo cups vs. Styrofoam cups to see how many of each it takes for the two stacks to be equal. Students will then derive a system of linear equations to model the scenario of the two stacks of cups.
• Math
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## The New Kid on the Block

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will learn how non-native species can damage the balance of an ecosystem.
• Science
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## Shifting Shorelines

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will brainstorm why people live, work, and vacation by the shoreline.
• Science
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## 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
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## Cyber Security

• IT
• 9–12
Level: 3
Students will investigate the technological application of quantum effects in cyber security.
• Engineering
• Technology
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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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## Mystic Mirrors

• Energy
• K–5
Level: 2
In this activity, students will explore light travel and how it is redirected with the use of mirrors.
• 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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• Energy