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Learners test two jars containing soil, one covered and one open, for changes in temperature. After placing the jars in the Sun, learners discover that the covered jar cools down more slowly.
Learners investigate the concept of humidity by using a dry and wet sponge as a model. They determine a model for 100% humidity, a sponge saturated with water.
Learners use red cabbage juice and pH indicator paper to test the acidity and basicity of household materials. The activity links this concept of acids and bases to acid rain and other pollutants.
Learners test two jars, one containing plain air and one containing carbon dioxide gas, to see their reactions to temperature changes.
In this activity, learners work with an adult to build a rocket and launcher out of a plastic 2-liter bottle, flexible plastic hose, plastic tubing, toilet paper tube, and duct tape.
In this activity, learners discover how to determine the distance to a lightning strike or nearby thunderstorm.
In this activity, learners use cheap, thin plastic garbage bags to quickly build a solar hot air balloon. In doing so, learners will explore why hot air rises.
Learners build a simple aneroid barometer to learn about changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They observe their barometer and record data over a period of days.
In this is activity about sound and vibration, learners create their own 'flutes' with drinking straws, then investigate how changing the length of the straw affects the sounds that are produced.
Learners conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects.
As a model of acid rain, learners water plants with three different solutions: water only, vinegar only, vinegar-water mixture.
In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing.
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Hovercraft) is a full inquiry investigation into hovercraft engineering and design optimization.
This is an activity about lung capacity. Learners will measure their own lung capacity using a homemade spirometer.
In this fun activity about spiders, learners build and design a spider from cardstock, straw, string, and pipe cleaners.
In this activity, learners (at least three) work together to explore the effects of atmospheric pressure.
In this dramatic activity/demonstration about phase change and condensation, learners place an aluminum can filled with about two tablespoons of water on a stove burner.
On an airplane trip, learners have an opportunity to investigate the properties of air pressure at different altitudes.
In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty 2-liter bottles and hot tap water to illustrate the effect of heat on pressure.