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In this up-cycling activity, learners recycle plastic bags and repurpose them into useful wallets.
Learners smell balloons filled with different scents to guess what's inside. From this, they infer the presence and motion of scented molecules.
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore the three states of matter by examining tactile models that illustrate the characteristics of particles in each sta
In this sports-themed engineering activity, learners create super bouncy balls out of balloons. Learners brainstorm, test their designs, and share results.
In this chemistry activity, learners explore the amount of copper in a new penny. Learners use toilet bowl cleaner to hollow out the interior of a penny with zinc inside.
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!
In this activity, learners will create a drawing with dry erase markers and watch it come to life. Learners will explore chemistry, art and storytelling through this activity.
This lesson focuses on molecular motion in gases. Learners compare the mass of a basketball when it is deflated and after it has been inflated.
In this activity, learners separate materials based on their special properties to mimic the way recyclables are sorted at recycling centers.
In this activity, learners explore atoms as the smallest building blocks of matter. With adult help, learners start by dividing play dough in half, over and over again.
This highly visual model demonstrates the atomic theory of matter which states that a gas is made up of tiny particles of atoms that are in constant motion, smashing into each other.
In this tasty activity, learners make their own ice cream any day of the year in an exploration of heat and cold. Highlights include freezing and melting and the transition from liquid to solid.
In this activity, learners explore two properties of gases: gases take up space and exert pressure. Learners assemble two flasks and a beaker, connecting them with stoppers and tubing.
As a group, learners investigate three packages which are all the same size and shape, but have different contents. One is filled with foam, one is filled with wood, and one is filled with metal.
In this activity, learners will use static elecricity to bend a stream of water without touching it. Learners will explore physics and cause and effect through this activity.
In this activity, learners create air cannons out of everyday materials. Learners use their air cannons to investigate air as a force and air pressure.
In this activity, learners use heat to separate zinc and copper in a penny. This experiment demonstrates physical properties and how physical change (phase change) can be used to separate matter.
In this activity, learners are introduced to challenges of maintaining temperatures while living in space.
In this activity, learners explore the properties of metals at four stations. The stations include A) Magnetism and Breakfast Cereal; B) Conductivity of Metals; C) Alloys; and D) Metal Plating.