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Dig a hole, line it, fill it with fresh water, and you have a water hole: a good place to study colonization.
Learners will compare the growth rate and appearance of crystals forming on small rocks to those growing on miscellaneous objects. Learners will also investigate how temperature (warm vs.
In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing.
Learners investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions by observing how steel wool reacts with various types of Kool-Aid solutions at different temperatures.
In this engineering activity, challenge learners to invent a water filter that cleans dirty water.
In this activity, learners engineer a flying glider using paper hoops and a drinking straw.
In this experiment, learners work in pairs to create two gloves -- one that contains a layer of shortening (blubber) inside, and one that doesn't.
In this lab, learners grow broad bean (also called fava bean) plants in three EarthBoxes for a few weeks before exposing one to wind (using a fan), another to heat (using a lamp), and the third to not
In this activity, challenge learners to design a roller coaster ride for a marble using cardboard and other simple materials.
In this activity, learners construct a playable kazoo from inexpensive materials. They will experience how vibration creates sound waves and music.
In this activity, challenge learners to keep an ice cube from completely melting in 30 minutes. Learners engineer a box or wrap to prevent an ice cube from melting.
In this full inquiry activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Kinetic Sculpture Challenge Activity), groups of learners will make predictions about which feature of a pendulum (mass, length,
In this hands-on activity, learners build their own kaleidoscopes and explore how light can reflect of off surfaces such as mirrors, to produce beautiful patterns.
In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water?
In this activity, learners will experiment with the physics of flight by making a gliding contraption with strange looking wings. The activity explores flight with connections to the natural world.
This is an activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) about the mixture of materials in bone and how they affect its strength.
Water sticks to all kinds of things in nature — flowers, leaves, spider webs - and doesn't stick to others, such as a duck's back.