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Composite MaterialsAdd to list Details
This is an activity (located on page 3 of PDF under Hockey Sticks Activity) about composites, materials made of 2 or more different components.
Workin' It OutAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how to stay fit the fun way. Learners participate in three physical activities.
Jump for the MoonAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will train to increase bone strength and to improve heart and other muscle endurance by performing jump training with a rope, both while stationary and moving.
Strengthen a Paper BridgeAdd to list Details
In this quick activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Tug O' War), learners will test how many pennies a flat paper index card bridging the gap between two stacks of books is able to supp
Designing a Wall
In this engineering activity (page 5 of PDF), young learners investigate how materials and design contribute to the strength of a structure, particularly walls.
Base Station Walk-BackAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will train to improve lung, heart, and other muscle endurance as they walk a progressive, measured distance.
Clay Beams and Columns
In this activity, learners make or use pre-made clay beams to scale and proportion. Specifically, they discover that when you scale up proportionally (i.e.
Design and Build a Better Candy Bag
In this activity, learners explore how product design differences can affect the success of a final product -- in this case a bag for holding candy.
Do a Spacewalk!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners train to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination by performing the “bear crawl” and the "crab walk.” Learners perform the exercises over tim
Making Metals StrongAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners demonstrate the effects of cold-working (strain-hardening) and annealing. Learners discover that these processes change the load that a wire can support.
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.
CompositesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how composites work by creating and testing their own composite for an imaginary company.
Get Moving! Active Play Indoors and Outdoors
In this activity, learners explore the importance of active play.
How Many Pennies?Add to list Details
In this activity (pages 13-14), learners investigate the properties of smart materials, which are materials that respond to things that happen around them.
Breaking PointAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.
Bend That Bar
Learners play the role of materials engineers as they test the flexibility of different materials.
In this activity on page 7 of the PDF, learners explore how engineers characterize building materials.
Bone BasicsAdd to list Details
This is an activity (on page 2 of the PDF under Bone Regrowth Activity) about the two main components of bone - collagen and minerals (like calcium) - and how they each contribute to its flexibility a
Stretching WiresAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners determine the elastic and plastic properties of different types of metal wires.
Bubbles: Using Controls
In this experiment, learners use JOY liquid detergent and glycerin to make the largest bubble they can that lasts 15 seconds.