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Illuminating Inventions


Created by thinkerycamps, last updated 2015-11-13


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Be a Plumber

The first toilet in the Ren. coud e fun and silly

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Cardboard Automata

3-5 Week long project

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Swing That Pendulum

pre-K-K Clock study

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Marble Drop Game

marble Drop game and learn new tools

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Micro Automata

Intro in to automata 3-5

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Build Your Own Marble Machine

1-2, But we would need the backdrops

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Make Your Own Telescope

1-2 Monday Sight day

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Make a Sun Clock: Tell Time with the Sun

Clocks (Inventions Sun (Galileo)

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Modeling the Night Sky

Constellation Tubes pK-K

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Kid Moon: Splat!

Move Crater Splat Activity for pK-K

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Balloon Impacts

Another Crater Splat activity pK-K

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Moon's Long History: Impact Paintings

paint learner splats (not good for PK)

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Sky Time: Kinesthetic Astronomy

MOVE A bunch of move activities to deal with celestial bodies

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Oil Spot Photometer

Construct a photometer (Galileo Sun spots)

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Build the Big Dipper

constellation study pK-K

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Star Power

1-2, explore an idea and then design a device to help!

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Springs and Stomachs

the slinky activity would be age appropriate for younger campers

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Doughy Physics

I like the teacher's guide in graphic novel form.

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How Do Things Fall?

this activity is designed for 11+ year olds, but includes concepts that can be taught to young children too.

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Bridge the Gap

I haven't been able to locate drawbridge activities on the howtosmile website as of yet. However, the handout that accompanies this activity is really helpful for group leaders who are teaching about bridges. http://www.omsi.edu/sites/all/FTP/files/expeditionnw/6.P.1.Bridge.pdf

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Zip Line

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/resources/zip_line.html

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Zip Line Zoo

This activity wins for the cuteness factor alone.

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