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Geometry and Spatial Relations: Mirror, Mirror
In this math lesson, learners use hinged mirrors to discover that regular polygons are composed of triangles tessellating around a center point.
Don't Crack Humpty
Groups of learners are provided with a generic car base and an egg. Their mission: design a device/enclosure to protect the egg on or in the car as it rolls down a ramp with increasing slopes.
Mirrors and Images
In this optics activity, learners explore how many objects they can see in a set of mirrors (hinged like a book) at various angles.
The Shadow Knows II
In this activity, learners will measure the length of a shadow and use the distance from the equator to calculate the circumference of the earth.
Angle HuntingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use a hand-made protractor to measure angles they find in playground equipment.
In this game, learners are stuck in a right turn only world! Learners take turns rolling a die and moving their game pieces along the lines of a grid to get "home," by only making right turns.
What's the Angle?
This activity helps learners understand how the angle of the Sun affects temperatures around the globe.
This activity (8th activity on the page) tests learners' ability to identify things using only the sense of hearing.
CD SpectrometerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use a compact disc to make a spectrometer, an instrument used to measure properties of light.
Simple Pop-Up MechanismsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct three quick and simple mechanisms to start building a pop-up book. Learners fold, cut, and glue paper to make a bird beak, parallelogram, and V-fold.
Playground Patterns of CracksAdd to list Details
In this math activity, learners observe and sketch cracking patterns in pavement.
Angles and Area
In this activity (page 10 of PDF), learners approximate the area of the uppermost cross section of an impact crater using a variety of square grids.
Pocket ProtractorAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create angle-measuring devices--protractors--out of paper. Learners follow a series of steps to fold a square sheet of paper into a triangular Pocket Protractor.