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Learners design their own experiment to investigate whether the temperature of the surrounding water affects the rate at which the colored coating dissolves from an M&M.
Learners will compare the growth rate and appearance of crystals forming on small rocks to those growing on miscellaneous objects. Learners will also investigate how temperature (warm vs.
Learners manipulate opaque, sealed boxes and attempt to determine their interior structures. Each box contains a moving ball and one or more fixed barriers.
Learners conduct an experiment to determine the rate at which two materials, sand and water, heat up and cool down.
In this activity, learners use cardboard bases and track tubes to make a ball run to explore the properties of mass, force, and motion.
This three-part activity consists of an activity that groups of learners develop themselves, a given procedure, and an optional demonstration.
This activity allows learners to explore the scientific method in an open-ended fashion, using the 4-P Approach to Science Inquiry developed by the University of Wisconsin, Beloit.
In this lab activity, learners act as fellow scientists and colleagues of Isaac Newton. He has asked them to independently test his ideas on the nature of motion, in particular his 2nd Law.
In this activity (located on page 2 of PDF), learners explore alternative uses of a simple paper cup, dubbed a "mystery item." Learners act as detectives and explore the properties and functions of th
Using indirect methods, learners determine the shape and size of a piece of carpet hidden under a piece of plywood.
Learners place an M&M candy in water and observe what happens. The sugar-and-color coating dissolves and spreads out in a circular pattern around the M&M.
Learners turn over a random selection of cards from a larger set. From the words revealed, they try to determine the sentence represented on the larger set of cards.
Learners investigate a pre-constructed mystery tube to determine its interior mechanism.
This activity has learners interacting with live crayfish, but could be adapted for a variety of similar hardy and interesting organisms.
Learners build a pendulum from a yo-yo, and then design their own experiment to determine what affects the pendulum's period of swing.
During this activity, learners will make different versions of "ooze" using varied proportions of detergent and glue.
In this activity (located on page 3 of the PDF), learners investigate the way water moves and how we can control and direct water.
Learners observe the outside and inside of raw chicken eggs, record descriptions, and hypothesize what will happen when a facilitator drops an egg on the floor.
Learners use scientific processes to solve a crime. As they get clues, learners must create a hypothesis then adjust that hypothesis as more information is revealed.