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Activities

Activity Length:
45 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Students use geometrical shapes to make a magic tube that can produce ribbons.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Students take advantage of persistence of vision to combine two separate images.

Activity Length:
40 mins.
Activity Type:
Discrepant Event (Investigatable)

In this make and take, students visualize how air can act like a fluid by getting their gliders to ride an air wave!

Activity Length:
10 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this activity, students discover how the physical distribution of sensory receptors in our bodies can create a tactile illusion.

Activity Length:
5 mins.
Activity Type:
Exploration

In this quick activity, students think, pair, and share their thoughts on the forces that affect an airplane.

An airplane in flight is acted on by four forces: lift, the upward acting force; gravity, the downward acting force; thrust, the forward acting force; and drag, the backward...

Activity Length:
1 hour
Activity Type:
Exploration

A good way to understand the way something works is to draw it. In this activity, students use several senses to observe a plant. They’ll then use these observations to form a descriptive drawing.

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Activity Length:
30 - 40 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Students make a UV detector

Activity Length:
1 hr.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Students make their own electrochemical cells using vinegar and common household metals. Using a multimeter, students measure the current flowing through their circuits. In groups, students connect their cells in series to create a battery and light up an LED.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

In this make and take, students create a "water timer" in which drops of water accumulating at a known rate allows them to tell how much time has passed.

Activity Length:
30 mins.
Activity Type:
Make & Take

Students see how the movement of water can be used to produce other kinds of energy.

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