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In this activity, learners get a closer look at the shape of a drop of water and a drop of oil. Learners first drip water onto wax paper and examine the shape of separate drops from a side view.
Ramps 1: Let it Roll!
In this activity about ramps, learners explore and measure the rate at which spherical objects roll down a ramp.
Bouncing BalloonsAdd to list Details
In this sports-themed engineering activity, learners create super bouncy balls out of balloons. Learners brainstorm, test their designs, and share results.
In this activity, learners explore the concept of how aerospace engineering has impacted sports, specifically exploring the design of golf balls.
"Baseketball": A Physicist Party TrickAdd to list Details
This trick from Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty lets you add together the bounces of two balls and send one ball flying.
Roller CoastersAdd to list Details
In this activity learners will build roller coasters and test them using small balls or marbles.
Rolling Action Art
In this activity, learners of all ages will roll a ball coated with paint to artistically visualize the motion of the object.
This guide features three related ramp explorations in which learners investigate the following science concepts: when placed on a ramp, some objects roll, others slide, and others stay put; the shape
Ramp PaintingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will dip different items in paint and then roll those items down a ramp. Learners will use science process skills such as observations and experimenting.
Build Your Own Marble MachineAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will build a ball run contraption.
Bernoulli's BlowoutAdd to list Details
In this quick activity (page 1 of PDF under SciGirls Activity: Kites), learners will witness firsthand the effects of Bernoulli’s Principle by capturing a ping pong ball in the stream of air created b
Bouncing BallsAdd to list Details
When baseball was in its infancy, the ball had plenty of bounce. Today's baseball may not seem to have bounce to it at all; if you drop a ball on the field it won't bounce back.
Soccer KicksAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Soccer Ball Kick) is a full inquiry investigation into transfer of motion.