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In this activity, learners build a carousel toy that spins when pushed down.
Learners set up books with rubber bands stretched between the books. When two identical books are stretched apart and released, they move back toward each other an equal distance.
In this activity, learners discover that some things only stand up while they are spinning.
In this outdoor activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Baseball Activity), learners will investigate the transfer of energy using sports equipment.
In this activity (on page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Soccer Ball Kick), learners will investigate the transfer of energy using sports equipment.
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.
Build your own version of the classic physics toy using simple materials.
In this activity, learners explore inertia as they attempt to whip a strip of paper out from under two coins dangling on the rim of a water glass.
In this demonstration about momentum, use physics to distinguish between a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg without cracking them open.
In this activity, learners use simple materials and basic tools to construct a special toy to explore pendulums. As the head of the toy bobs one way, the eyeballs bob the other way.
In this demonstration, learners explore a variation of a Foucault pendulum, but upside down.
In this physics crime lab or demonstration, learners pretend they are criminologists and must find the "muzzle velocity" (speed of the bullet as it leaves the gun) of a gun used to commit a crime.
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Water Slides) is a full inquiry investigation into speed and motion and takes place at a water park.
Learners examine collisions between two skateboards carrying different masses. They learn about conservation of momentum in collisions.
Learners build at least two different spinners (tops) to investigate how mass distribution, size, and shape affect the length of time the spinner spins.
In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns.
In this indoor or outdoor demonstration, use a large and small ball to illustrate conservation of energy and momentum.
Learners build a yo-yo using a piece of wood, PVC pipe, and string. In doing so, learners explore the force of gravity and angular momentum.