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Carousel PumpAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a carousel toy that spins when pushed down.
This design challenge is an open-ended exploration of linkages, a group of parts connected by hinges, and the types of motion they can create.
Where Will It Go?
In this activity, learners predict where a ball will go after it bounces off another object. Learners discover that the motion of objects is predictable based on laws of motion.
Physics Tug of War
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.
Rocket LaunchersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work with an adult to build a rocket and launcher out of a plastic 2-liter bottle, flexible plastic hose, plastic tubing, toilet paper tube, and duct tape.
Lifting with Levers!
In this fun hands-on activity learners explore a simple machine: the lever. What happens to a load when you multiply the length of a lever? Find out here!
Watch It Fly
Learners observe projectile motion by launching wooden balls off of a table top. They set up a rubber-band launcher so that each ball experiences a consistent amount of force.
Newton's Laws DemonstrationsAdd to list Details
In this collection of demonstrations, learners explore Newton's Laws of Motion.
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In this fun and imaginative writing assignment (page nine of the pdf), students will flex the creative side of their brains to learn more about the laws of motion and the scientific process.
In this activity, learners make plates levitate! Learners build "hovercrafts" using simple materials to explore friction and motion.
Electric Paddle BoatAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build an electric two-paddle boat using paint paddles, plastic knives, and empty water bottles.
Creepy CrawlersAdd to list Details
Trick your family and friends with this creepy crawler that moves up and down. In this activity, learners construct a circuit and motor device that will move a homemade spider in a spooky way.
To learn how friction affects motion, learners build a measurement tool from a rubber band and other simple materials.
This activity (on page 2) explores how sensing is part of robotics. Learners try tying their shoes with different constraints.
Learners build a simple hovercraft using air from a balloon to levitate a craft made from a compact disc (CD).
In this quick activity (page 1 of PDF under SciGirls Activity: Hockey), learners will use a simple physics of motion and gravity demonstration to test their predicting skills.
Build Your Own Robot Arm
In this lesson, learners develop a robot arm using common materials. Learners explore design, construction, and teamwork, as well as materials selection and use.
Pre-School Ball Run!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners use cardboard bases and track tubes to make a ball run to explore the properties of mass, force, and motion.
CatapultAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct their own small catapults using simple materials. Learners follow visual instructions to build their launching device.
Graph DanceAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners "dance" (move back and forth at varying speeds) by reading a graph. This is a kinesthetic way to help learners interpret and understand how motion is graphed.