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Launch ItAdd to list Details
In this design challenge activity, learners use a balloon and other simple materials to design an air-powered rocket that can hit a distant target.
Engineered SportsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the concept of how aerospace engineering has impacted sports, specifically exploring the design of golf balls.
Make a Comeback CanAdd to list Details
Learners build a can that automatically returns after being rolled away. The can has a rubber band inside that stores energy as the can rolls one direction.
Egg DropAdd to list Details
Perform this classic inertia demonstration to illustrate the transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy.
Build a catapult that transforms the potential energy of a twisted rubber band into kinetic energy. Experiment with design variations so that you can hit a target with a projectile.
All Wound UpAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a racecar using only a rubber band, spool, straw, and paper clip! This racer is a classic toy that zips across a flat surface.
Newton's CradleAdd to list Details
Build your own version of the classic physics toy using simple materials.
Tinkering with TopsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the history, design and motion of spinning tops. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own tops out of everyday items.
Hand Spin HelicopterAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build helicopters and launchers using wooden dowels and scrap paper. Use this activity to explore rotational motion and kinetic and potential energy.
Bottle CarsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore motion, energy, and electricity by constructing bottle cars that run on motors.
Over the Hill
In this physics activity, learners construct a small-scale version of a classic carnival game.
In this activity, learners explore physics by building a catapult that launches marshmallows with household objects.
Rubber Band RacerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct speedy vehicles made out of paper plates and powered by twisted rubber bands.
Paddle BoatAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build an old-fashioned paddle boat out of simple materials.
Roving on the MoonAdd to list Details
In this design challenge activity, learners build a rubber band-powered rover that can scramble across the room.
Paddle PowerAdd to list Details
In this design challenge, learners build a boat that paddles itself using a rubber band as its power source.
In this activity, learners build a model roller coaster to help the Mummy entertain the Atom's Family monsters. Learners assemble the roller coaster between two chairs using vinyl ceiling molding.
How Do We Convert Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy?
In this activity, learners use a compass, powerful magnet, and copper magnet wire to build a special generator known as a dynamo.
Thrill RideAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will build a roller coaster for a marble to run on using everyday household materials such as paper towel or toilet paper rolls, cups, boxes, books, buckets, chairs, etc.
What is Energy?
In this exploratory activity, learners experiment, observe and determine how various toys change from one form of energy to another.