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Matter on the MoveAdd to list Details
Learners observe and conduct experiments demonstrating the different properties of hot and cold materials.
Jam Jar Jet
In this activity, learners create a "Jam Jar Jet" based on Francois Reynst's discovery of a pulsejet engine, which uses one opening for both air intake and exhaust.
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.
It's a Gas!Add to list Details
In this simple activity, learners see the production of a gas, which visibly fills up a balloon placed over the neck of a bottle.
Inverse Functions: Pennies, Pressure, Temperature, and Light
The major goal of this math lesson is to have learners collect data from a variety of experiments, determine what models best fits their data, and explain why their models are best.
Measure the Speed of a Water LeakAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 2 of PDF under GPS: Glaciers Activity), learners will measure the rate at which water streams out of a leaky cup.
Gas Production: Blow up a balloon!Add to list Details
In this classic reaction, learners baking soda and vinegar in a soda bottle to produce carbon dioxide (CO2) gas. This gas inflates a balloon.
Good News: We're on the Rise!
Learners build a simple aneroid barometer to learn about changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They observe their barometer and record data over a period of days.
Cartesian DiverAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of density and pressure. A "diver" constructed out of a piece of straw and Blu-Tack will bob inside a bottle filled with water.
A Recipe for Air
Learners use M&Ms® (or any other multi-color, equally-sized small candy or pieces) to create a pie graph that expresses the composition of air.
Amazing MarshmallowsAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners observe the effects of air pressure. They will watch as marshmallows inside a bottle expand as a vacuum pump removes air from the bottle.
Odors AloftAdd to list Details
Learners smell balloons filled with different scents to guess what's inside. From this, they infer the presence and motion of scented molecules.
Extreme SoundsAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Extreme Sounds) is a full inquiry investigation into sound.
Descartes' DiverAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how changes in fluid pressure affect the buoyancy of a Cartesian diver inside a plastic soda bottle.
Homemade Hovercraft!Add to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Hovercraft) is a full inquiry investigation into hovercraft engineering and design optimization.
In this activity, learners observe what would happen to their bodies if they went to outer space without a space suit.
Feeling PressuredAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners (at least three) work together to explore the effects of atmospheric pressure.
Make a Model CalderaAdd to list Details
In this quick activity (page 2 of PDF under GPS: Lava Flow Activity), learners will model how large depressions near the top of a volcano are formed by using an inflating and deflating balloon submerg
Imploding Pop Can
In this dramatic activity/demonstration about phase change and condensation, learners place an aluminum can filled with about two tablespoons of water on a stove burner.
Physics in the Sky: Physics on a Plane
On an airplane trip, learners have an opportunity to investigate the properties of air pressure at different altitudes.