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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students build simple circuits to investigate the conductivity of solutions.
  • Science
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Get Cooking

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 6–8
Level: 4
In this activity, students will make their own weather station.
  • Science
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Ice Wars

  • Energy
Grades:
  • 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
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Grades:
  • 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
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It's All Relative

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will excavate a box containing several layers of sediment.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 4
In this activity, students will create a simple electromagnet using a nail, a battery, and copper wire.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 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.
  • Science
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Oil Spill Cleanup

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

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