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CD SpinnerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create a simple “top” from a CD, marble and bottle cap, and use it as a spinning platform for a variety of illusion-generating patterns.
Beaded Braids: Investigating Patterns & RatiosAdd to list Details
In this activity learners create patterns of hair beads.
BoomerangAdd to list Details
Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space.
Setting the SceneAdd to list Details
In this activity (on page 2), pairs of learners create an imaginary crime scene. One person leaves the room while the other person moves a few things around.
Attention!Add to list Details
In this outdoor art/environmental activity, learners create designs that will attract attention to animals and plants in particular habitats, and then test whether their designs attracted the "right"
Dr. Vet: Noses, Ears, Legs and EyesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners practice counting and multiplication as they figure out how many animal body parts they have to examine as "Dr. Vet."
Find Someone: Use Math to Learn About Friends
Create a “Find Someone” list, with about 10 items, each containing a shape, number, or measurement. Can you find someone in the group with hair about 4 inches long? Someone wearing parallel lines?
In this activity, learners will engineer a new shape and use it to create a new pattern with no wasted space.
Hexagon HuntAdd to list Details
This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes.
In this online activity, learners can test their skills at finding constellations in the northern hemisphere's night sky.
Butterfly Symmetry PaintingAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) has learners create models of butterfly wings.
Forensic Science: Hair Sample Investigation
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Forensics) is a full inquiry investigation into how hairs from a crime scene are matched to suspects.
Geometry: Tiling the Plaza
In this math lesson, learners arrange pattern blocks to create tessellations and to explore geometric patterns. Learners first explore making patterns with a variety of pattern blocks.
In this activity about magnetism (page 15 of the PDF), learners will explore how opposite and similar magnetic poles affect a swinging (pendulum) magnet.
Stairway to the SkyAdd to list Details
In this math activity, learners use cubes to calculate how many blocks it would take to build stairways with different heights.
Exploring Tessellations (Grades 3-5)Add to list Details
In this activity, learners repeat patterns in two and three dimensions to create tessellations.
Family ReunionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners combine counting, area and perimeter concepts as they prepare the seating arrangement for a family reunion dinner.
FingerprintsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners examine their fingerprints and learn that they can be categorized by shape, but each fingerprint is unique.
Kaleid-o-maniaAdd to list Details
In this hands-on activity, learners build their own kaleidoscopes and explore how light can reflect of off surfaces such as mirrors, to produce beautiful patterns.
Everything GrowsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore patterns and sequences as they observe fictional plant growth.