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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.
In this math activity, learners use non-standard measurement (paces) to find the distance from one point to another. Learners practice estimating and measuring distances .
In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the real definition of "space." Learners use the online calculator to create an appropriate scale to use as a basis for thei
This is an activity about prediction. How far can you hop in 5 seconds? Could you make it to the door? Across the room? Everyone lines up and tries it.
In this activity, learners use their feet to estimate distances. Learners calculate the distance of one step in centimeters by measuring 10 steps at a time to reduce measurement error.
In this activity, learners build a simple tabletop seesaw to test how different variables (the position of the fulcrum, distance, weight) affect its balance under increasing weight loads.
In this math-based activity, learners model the intensity of light at various distances from a light source, and understand how astronomers measure the amount of sunlight that hits our planet and othe
In this activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Double Dutch), learners will stand twelve feet apart swinging a rope at the slowest tempo possible while someone uses a stopwatch to record
In this math lesson, learners estimate distances between landmarks and use a map and scales to determine the actual distances.
In this activity, learners investigate parallax, a method used to measure distances to stars and planets in the solar system.
In this activity, learners work in teams to construct and test fly drinking straw rockets. Learners explore how changing the rockets' fins affect flight distance.
In this activity, learners will decide together on a question about how far, long or high the group could reach together.
“Exploring the Solar System: Pocket Solar System” is a hands-on activity in which visitors make a scale model of the distances between objects in our solar system.
"Exploring the Universe: Objects in Motion" encourages participants to explore the complex but predictable ways objects in the universe interact with each other.
This fun hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore models of the Milky Way and other galaxies to get a sense of relative distances to other galaxies.
This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Lava Flow Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into the relationship between an object’s mass and the distance it is thrown by a catapult.
In this activity, learners shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood.
In this activity (page 1 of PDF under SciGirls Activity: Forecasting), learners will construct an air cannon by cutting a hole in the bottom of a bucket and stretching a garbage bag over the other end
In this activity, learners build a stuffed-animal zip line. Learners hold a cord against a wall, hook a cute stuffed animal onto it, let the animal slide down, and records its travel time.