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Lava Layering: Making and Mapping a VolcanoAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners discover how geologists use stratigraphy, the study of layered rock, to understand the sequence of geological events.
Hold a HillAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners investigate the relationship between the slope of a trail and soil erosion.
Plot the Dot: A Graphical Approach to DensityAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work in groups to determine the mass and volume of four samples: glass marbles, steel washers or nuts, pieces of pine wood, and pieces of PVC pipe.
Landing the RoverAdd to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 19-24 of PDF), learners "land" a model Lunar Rover in a model Landing Pod (both previously built in activities #3 and #4 in PDF).
Linear Functions: Mystery LiquidsAdd to list Details
In this math lesson, learners analyze the density of liquids in order to explore linear functions.
Cardiac HillAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity linking human health to the environment, learners use their pulse rates as a measure of the effort expended in walking on different slopes.
Design a Lunar Rover!Add to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 2-10 of PDF), learners design and build a model of a Lunar Transport Rover that will carry equipment and people on the surface of the Moon.
Pi GraphAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use a straight line to learn about circles. Learners measure and record the diameter and circumference of different sized cylindrical objects on a chart.
Build a Bridge
In this activity, learners use recycled materials to build a bridge that holds as many potatoes as possible. They investigate weight, height, strength, and measurement as they seek design solutions.
Modeling Tidal Action
In this activity (Lesson 1), learners work in groups to create tide simulations.
Zip Line Zoo
In this activity, learners build a stuffed-animal zip line. Learners hold a cord against a wall, hook a cute stuffed animal onto it, let the animal slide down, and records its travel time.
Sizing Up TemperatureAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore Charles' Law in a syringe.
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.).
In this design activity, learners create a vehicle that can transport a load, like a favorite toy or as a recycled object, from the top of a zipline to the bottom using only gravity.
Patterns and Functions: Fill 'er UpAdd to list Details
In this math lesson, learners predict, interpret, and sketch graphs of functions related to the shapes of bottles. A measure of water is poured into a container.
Rates of Change: Bottles and DiversAdd to list Details
In this math lesson (page 2 of the PDF), learners use bottles of various shapes to explore the abstract concept of rate of change.
Up, Up, and AwayAdd to list Details
In this math lesson, learners explore the real world meaning of slope. Learners conduct a balloon experiment in which they measure the circumference and flight time of deflating balloons.
Trail Impact StudyAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners plan a simple foot path and create an environmental impact study of the natural area where the path would be.
Roller Ball Painting
This is an activity in which learners explore the effects of gravity, motion and momentum while creating art.
Trail ConstructionAdd to list Details
In this highly physical outdoor activity, learners construct and compare experimental trail sections to select the best trail-construction technique for their site.