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Circuit GameAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a game that tests their steadiness. Learners construct the game board by setting up an electrical circuit and a wand.
Charge ChallengeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how objects can have positive, negative, or neutral charges, which attract, repel and move between objects.
ElectroplatingAdd to list Details
In this electrochemistry activity, learners will explore two examples of electroplating.
Magnet ManiaAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the relationship between electric charges and magnetic fields.
Atoms and Matter (3-6)Add to list Details
In this activity, learners build models of atoms and molecules, then consider their role in different phases of matter, density, and mixtures and solutions.
Eddy CurrentsAdd to list Details
In this activity related to magnetism and electricity, learners discover that a magnet falls more slowly through a metallic tube than it does through a nonmetallic tube.
Waterless Snow Globe
In this activity, learners will investigate static electricity as they create waterless snow globes.
Scaling an AtomAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make a scale model of an atom to see how big or how small an atom is compared to its nucleus. Learners will realize that most of matter is just empty space!
Flat FlashlightAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a tiny but powerful flashlight out of simple materials. Use this activity to introduce learners to electrical circuits and conductivity.
Making a Battery from a PotatoAdd to list Details
In this electrochemistry activity, young learners and adult helpers create a battery from a potato to run a clock.
Short CircuitAdd to list Details
In this activity about electricity, learners explore what happens when you blow a fuse.
Mighty MoleculesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use marshmallows and gum drops to construct seven models of molecules. Learners classify (solid, liquid or gas) and draw diagrams of the molecules.
Circuits with Friends
In this activity, learners explore the parts of a circuit by modeling, as a group, a “human” circuit.
Static ElectricityAdd to list Details
In this quick activity, learners explore static electricity using a plastic comb, wool cloth, puffed rice, and a plastic bag.
In this activity, learners make an electroscope out of a foam cup, straw, aluminum pie pan, thread, and foil. Learners use their electroscopes to test for static electricity.
Build A Battery
The Let's Do Chemistry "Build a Battery" activity lets participants learn how batteries work and how materials behave, change, and interact by building their own simple battery out of metal and felt w
LuminescenceAdd to list Details
In this two-part activity about luminescence, learners explore the chemistry that happens inside glow sticks and other light producing reactions.
Carbon ConfigurationsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use geometry to predict the shape of carbon. Learners twist and attach chenille stem pieces that represent bonds between different carbon atoms.
Ionic Bonding Puzzle LabAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create models of ionic compounds and observe the chemical formula of binary molecules they have created.
In this activity about electricity, learners imagine that they are out in the wilderness and it is getting dark. Their task is to use the materials supplied to build a simple flashlight.