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Grades:
  • 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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Hole-in-One

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students learn that plants acquire their material for growth chiefly from air and water rather than from soil.
  • Science
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Grades:
  • 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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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: 1
In this activity, students will use shadows to demonstrate that Earth is moving, not the sun.
  • 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: 1
In this activity, students will compare two forces of energy on the motion, velocity, and direction of an object.
  • Science
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Keep It Up

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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Grades:
  • K–5
Level: 1
In this activity, students will gain an understanding of the engineering design process by designing and observing different containers that slow down the process of heat transfer.
  • Engineering
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Laser Beaming

  • Manufacturing
Grades:
  • 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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