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A Little Drop of Water: CohesionAdd to list Details
Learners explore water's property of cohesion through two investigations.
Smelly BalloonsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners sniff out scents hidden in balloons! After investigating, learners discover we sometimes can use another sense (smell) to detect things too small to see.
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.
Odors AloftAdd to list Details
Learners smell balloons filled with different scents to guess what's inside. From this, they infer the presence and motion of scented molecules.
Kool ColorsAdd to list Details
Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures.
DNA Modeling Activity
Using pipe cleaners, straws, and beads, learners explore the building blocks of life by creating their own model of DNA.
Orange PopAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners surprisingly pop balloons without touching them using orange peels. This Mr.
The Unpoppable BalloonAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore polymer structure and their ability to reform around objects by attempting to stab a wooden skewer through a balloon without popping it.
How Big is Small
In this classic hands-on activity, learners estimate the length of a molecule by floating a fatty acid (oleic acid) on water.
Tumble Wing Walkalong Glider
In this physics activity (page 2 of the PDF), learners will construct their own walkalong glider. They will explore how air, though invisible, surrounds and affects other objects.
Guar Gum SlimeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create a gelatinous slime using guar gum powder and borax. Educators can use this simple activity to introduce learners to colloids.
What Molecules Make the Holes in Bread?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners will discover why there are holes in bread.
Mixtures and Solutions
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures and solutions, identify the differences, and explore the conce
Molecules in MotionAdd to list Details
"Molecules in Motion" explores how materials behave and change in a vacuum.
Atoms and Matter (K-2)Add to list Details
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.
Inner SpaceAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover that there is space between molecules even in a cup "full" of water. They first fill a cup with marbles, and then add sand to fill the gaps between the marbles.
Below the Surface: Surface Tension IIAdd to list Details
In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water?
In this online interactive simulation, learners will test the pH of liquids like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral.
How Do Antacids Work?Add to list Details
You just ate a big meal and feel heartburn coming on. You take an antacid and feel better. Why? Heartburn is caused by stomach juice (an acid) burning the esophagus.
Smell the Difference
In this two-part activity, learners use household items to smell the difference between some stereoisomers, or molecules which are mirror images of one another.