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PulleysAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build inexpensive pulley assemblies from pulley wheels used for sliding screen door replacement or from clothesline spreaders.
Musical Sculpting Machine: Squeeze Play-Doh to Make MusicAdd to list Details
Play-Doh is conductive! Use the semiconductive qualities of Play-Doh to make your own squeezable instrument. Pico Cricket is required.
Fruit Xylophone: Fruit Salad Instrument of the Future!Add to list Details
This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor clip.
Build a Lever
Learners build a lever and use it to lift a load. With the load on one end of the ruler, learners add coins to the effort cup at the other end until the load is lifted.
Short CircuitAdd to list Details
In this activity about electricity, learners explore what happens when you blow a fuse.
Crew Strength TrainingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will train to develop upper and lower body strength in their muscles and bones by performing body-weight squats and push-ups.
Using Ohm's Law to Build a Voltage DividerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners apply Ohm’s Law to construct voltage divider circuits. Learners discover how to read resistor codes and calculate resistor values.
Musical Ice: How to Make an Ice ThereminAdd to list Details
Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched.
Rocket Wind TunnelAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners evaluate the potential performance of air rockets placed inside a wind tunnel.
Stretch the Chain and See the LightAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use their strength to light a light bulb. A chain made from paper clips is placed in series with a battery and flashlight bulb.
What a Drag!
Learners investigate how drag affects the falling rate of objects.
In this activity and/or demonstration, learners illustrate visually and physically that air has weight. Learners balance two equally-inflated balloons hanging from string on a yard stick.
Natural Selection of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
In this activity (p.3-4 of PDF), learners learn about disease transmission and antibiotic resistance.
In this activity, learners explore the unseen force of friction and how surfaces can slow moving objects at different rates.
Series and Parallel CircuitsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners demonstrate and discuss simple circuits as well as the differences between parallel and serial circuit design and functions.