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Great ideas for the future


Created by Emma MD, last updated 2015-11-13


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Rescue Mission

This PBS site has some great activities:

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Sand, Plants and Pants

good hydrophobic/philic extension

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Breathing Blue

too good to be true!

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Digger

transfer of motion...

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Balloon Impacts

compare diameter of waterballoon to size of 'crater' on impact. Fun for outside!

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Investigating the Insides

This ties to planets, but it's a great model for scientific investigation in general! Different objects (beads, magnets, water) are placed into inflated balloons. Campers investigate to figure out their contents!

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Natural Selection in Protected and Unprotected Populations

May need some modifications/additions: but an interesting twist on that predator/prey game. tracking which traits get passed on/which are ideal.

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Plant Power

I'm having trouble visualizing it, but would be good for a future bio theme...

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Digestive System: A Kinesthetic Lesson

Active demo for digestive system. yay!

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Three Colors of Light

using (opened) glowsticks to explaining mixing colours of light!

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Making Connections: What You Can Do To Help Stop Global Climate Change

Brainstorming: low materials we'll probably do climate change eventually

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Push Me a Grape

Both ends of a magnet will be repelled by a grape. Procedure seems unnecessarily complicated (building a device), but worth a try!

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Cloudy Globs: Can You Make a White Gel From Two Clear Liquids?

1) mix alum and ammonia 2) glowstick reaction times and heat (we've never done any glowstick science!)

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Self-Assembling Dessert Toppings

Makes popping berries. Nano applications Edible too!

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Iridescent Art

a little clear nail polish mixed with water on black paper. Makes perma-rainbows, apparently!

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How To Build a Spectroscope

See what part of the spectrum light sources give off (using diffraction glasses!)

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Newton Car

slingshot a weight off the car, have it roll on a line of straw.

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Get-Moving Game

Design a game that makes people active.

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Balloon Flinker

a helium-filled balloon! Fun addition to the water flinker we've done in the past!

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Paper Animals

some neat paper folding

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Charge and Carry

The same as that activity at ASTC. It didn't work then, but it's probably dry enough in this building for it to work. worth a try!

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