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Exploring Materials: Liquid Crystals
In this activity, learners discover that the way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its structure on the nanoscale.
Water Wire: Electricity Flowing Through Water
In this activity on page 10 of the PDF, learners detect the amount of energy that can flow through a sodium chloride electrolyte solution with a light sensor.
Night LightsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create night lights using a plastic cup, programmable PICO Cricket, tri-color LED, and sensor.
Making Sense of SensorsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore sensors and focus specifically on how to measure humidity using a sensor.
Arduino Blink ChallengeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore computer programming and the impact of computers on society. Learners build and test a program to turn a light on and off using an Arduino board.
Temperature TacticsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the devices used over time to measure changes in temperature.
Wandering WandsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct wands that play different notes depending on information from light sensors programmed via a PICO Cricket.
By tossing, collecting, and sorting beanbags, learners understand how the IBEX spacecraft uses its sensors to detect and map the locations of particle types in the interstellar boundary.
Lift Off!Add to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Lift Off) is a full inquiry investigation into the engineering challenges of sending scientific sensors into space.
Marble MazesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors.
Keep Out!Add to list Details
In this technology activity, learners build an "alarming" doormat to keep siblings out of their rooms. Use this activity to teach learners about circuits, switches, and sensors.