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This design challenge is an open-ended exploration of linkages, a group of parts connected by hinges, and the types of motion they can create.
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Sailboat Design Activity), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks.
In this outdoor activity, learners dig for and collect isopods (sometimes known as "roly-poly bugs" or "potato bugs" and other names).
Using toothpicks, straws, or tubes of rolled up newspaper, learners create 3-dimensional models to illustrate the basic structure and function of the cell membrane, and place an object inside to repre
In this engineering activity, learners investigate the differences between the strength of bridges made from flat and round building materials.
In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease.
In this activity (pages 3-4), learners investigate the properties of smart materials, which are materials that respond to things that happen around them.
In this design challenge, leaners attempt to build a strong structure out of LEGO® bricks that can withstand a 4-foot drop.
Play with your food while learning about engineering! Build a spaghetti bridge, then test its strength by piling on the marshmallows, raw spaghetti, raw linguine and coins.
In this activity (pages 17-31), learners are introduced to techniques that are used to determine the structures of solid materials.
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
In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base.
In this engineering activity (page 5 of PDF), young learners investigate how materials and design contribute to the strength of a structure, particularly walls.
Learners work with plastic sheeting, masking tape, and string to design the perfect material for plastic chair webbing, and then construct their webbing.
In this activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Water Slides), learners will whip up some suds with a cup of water and a tablespoon of dish soap until the bubbles are stiff enough to star
In this activity, learners create a soil and water model of a single-cell life environment and study living microorganisms.
In this activity about problem-solving, learners build a house for the Three Little Pigs using twenty straws and two index cards.
In this outdoor activity, learners make models of homes that might protect small animals from the elements, then search living plants for real structures made by small animals.
Build and test a scale model of a rainforest canopy walkway.