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In this design challenge, learners will create wind-powered contraptions to transport a load, such as a cupcake or another small object, and test to see if they work.
Learners use shop tools and various materials to construct a magnetic spinner and a compass.
In this collection of demonstrations, learners explore Newton's Laws of Motion.
In this activity, learners build inexpensive pulley assemblies from pulley wheels used for sliding screen door replacement or from clothesline spreaders.
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.
In this activity, learners construct a simple game to test their hand-eye coordination and steadiness of hand.
In this activity, learners make plates levitate! Learners build "hovercrafts" using simple materials to explore friction and motion.
To learn how friction affects motion, learners build a measurement tool from a rubber band and other simple materials.
Learners build a simple hovercraft using air from a balloon to levitate a craft made from a compact disc (CD).
In this activity, learners explore the concept of how aerospace engineering has impacted sports, specifically exploring the design of golf balls.
Learners explore magnetism and motion as they build a simple marble run. Learners test different arrangements of plastic and cardboard tubes, bottles, and cups on a magnetic board.
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Luge Activity), learners will construct a model hovercraft out of an empty spool and a piece of cardboard.
In this activity, learners explore motion, energy, and electricity by constructing bottle cars that run on motors.
In this activity, learners explore motion and airflow by setting two aluminum cans on their side and blowing air in-between them.
In this physics activity, learners construct a small-scale version of a classic carnival game.
In this activity, learners learn about friction by making their own miniature hovercraft.
In this activity, learners construct speedy vehicles made out of paper plates and powered by twisted rubber bands.
In this activity, learners discover that two pendulums suspended from a common support will swing back and forth in intriguing patterns, if the support allows the motion of one pendulum to influence t
In this design challenge activity, learners build a rubber band-powered rover that can scramble across the room.