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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!
Free-Fall Bottles & TubesAdd to list Details
In this physics activity, learners conduct two experiments to explore free-falling.
Soda Pop Can Hero Engine
In this demonstration/activity, water streaming through holes in the bottom of a suspended soda pop can causes the can to rotate.
In the NewsAdd to list Details
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.
Water Illusions: Refraction & Magnification
Learners demonstrate how water can distort, refract and magnify light.
Bernoulli Obstacle Course
In this activity, learners create their own obstacle course based on Bernoulli's Principle and try to get a floating ball from the start of their course to the finish line.
In this activity, learners explore physics by building a catapult that launches marshmallows with household objects.
Reducing Friction-Build a HovercraftAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners learn about friction by making their own miniature hovercraft.
Make Your Own Magnus Glider
Build a glider that uses the same physics as a curve ball, for less than a dime.
Mid-Air Maneuver: Skateboard ScienceAdd to list Details
To understand how skaters turn in midair, try this little experiment! Individuals can do this activity alone, but it works better with a partner.
Chain Reaction IIAdd to list Details
In this hands-on activity, learners use an assortment of (mainly household) items to complete Rube Goldberg-type challenges.
A design challenge that takes paper airplanes into an entirely different direction: a magnus glider uses cups and and rubber bands to create a glider that uses the same forces that a curveball (from b
Anti-Sound SpringAdd to list Details
What happens when two wave pulses meet in the middle? Send waves down a spring to watch them travel and interact.
Exploring the Universe: Objects in Motion
"Exploring the Universe: Objects in Motion" encourages participants to explore the complex but predictable ways objects in the universe interact with each other.
It's All In The WristAdd to list Details
This is an activity about circular motion. Learners will explore the laws of motion and force by observing circular motion.
Float Your BoatAdd to list Details
In this physics activity, learners will explore buoyancy.
In this physics activity, challenge learners to lift a book with just air using a plastic bag and a straw. This activity demonstrates compressed air and forces.
Hit the Spot!Add to list Details
This is a hands-on activity about the physics of tennis. Learners will discover that physics plays a big part in tennis, no matter what their skill level might be.
Volume, Mass, and Density Boxes
This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can utilize it to investigate volume, mass, and density.
Paper Tape Motion TimerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a recording timer made from simple materials (e.g., small dc motor, sharpie pen, craft sticks, adding machine paper tape, etc.).