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AvalancheAdd to list Details
In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern.
In this activity, young learners will explore shapes, textures, and geometries using household materials.
What's the Difference?Add to list Details
In this sorting activity, learners play a game in which they try to identify the largest number of differences between two objects.
In this environmental activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners identify household products that are recyclable and explore the different types of recyclable plastics.
What's So Special about Water: AbsorptionAdd to list Details
In this activity about water's cohesive and adhesive properties and why water molecules are attracted to each other, learners test if objects repel or absorb water.
In this activity (located at the top of the page), learners make an easy river strainer and see what they can catch.
Shoe Dichotomous Key
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Cactus Activity), learners will develop their own version of a tool used by biologists, a dichotomous key, by collecting all their left shoes.
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees
In this interactive activity, learners analyze seashells to explore phylogeny and evolution. Learners identify similar and dissimilar seashells to create a phylogenetic tree.
Sort It Out!
In this activity, learners explore how engineers have developed sorting systems which integrate into manufacturing and packaging processes. Learners explore how coins are made.
Milli's Super Sorting Challenge
In this activity, learners separate materials based on their special properties to mimic the way recyclables are sorted at recycling centers.
In this activity (16th on the page), learners play a variation of the "I Spy" game to explore color. Learners work in teams with each team assigned a color.
Is It Alive?
What does it mean to be alive? Is a cactus alive? Is a seed alive? Is the air we breathe alive? What are the necessary characteristics?
Magnetic Sensory Bottles
In this activity learners will investigate magnetic and non-magnetic items in a sensory bottle.
Show Me the Money
In this math lesson, learners make wallets or purses and then participate in a variety of money-related activities. First, learners make their own paper money and paper wallets or purses.
Life in the Sidewalk CracksAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners compare plant and animal life in different habitats including a sidewalk crack and lawn. Learners sort human-made materials and natural materials found in each habitat.
In this activity, learners collect, categorize, weigh and analyze classroom trash and discuss ways that engineers have helped to reduce solid waste.
Two Sets!Add to list Details
In this card game, learners make two sets of three cards that are alike. Learners must justify to the rest of the players why the three cards belong in each set.
Guess My Rule
In this activity, learners play a guessing game to explore classification.
Gieant Sieve SorterAdd to list Details
This Exploratorium activity explores size and scale. Through four levels of screen sizes, learners can sort out objects of different sizes.
Learners explore their surroundings while reasoning about categories and counting.