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Learners observe projectile motion by launching wooden balls off of a table top. They set up a rubber-band launcher so that each ball experiences a consistent amount of force.
In this activity, learners discover that some things only stand up while they are spinning.
In this collection of demonstrations, learners explore Newton's Laws of Motion.
In this online activity, learners adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see how glaciers grow and shrink. They will use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget.
This is a great activity about wave interference. Learners will create their own wave machine and discover wave properties through hands-on investigation.
In this activity, learners "dance" (move back and forth at varying speeds) by reading a graph. This is a kinesthetic way to help learners interpret and understand how motion is graphed.
In this group activity, learners use some common objects and work together to simulate the Coriolis effect. During the challenge, learners make predictions and test different scenarios.
In this activity, learners explore the concept of how aerospace engineering has impacted sports, specifically exploring the design of golf balls.
In this activity, learners explore how parachutes are used to slow down moving objects. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own parachutes out of everyday items.
In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts and explore the laws of physics. Learners discover that everything you throw or shoot on earth travels in a parabola.
Learners explore magnetism and motion as they build a simple marble run. Learners test different arrangements of plastic and cardboard tubes, bottles, and cups on a magnetic board.
In this online activity, learners build their own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet.
Build your own version of the classic physics toy using simple materials.
Can gelatin (like Jell-O ®) change the speed of light?
In this physics activity, learners will gain a better understanding of how friction, inertia, and mass affect objects.
Learners drop two different masses of play dough and observe how long it takes them to hit the ground.
This is an activity about circular motion. Learners will explore the laws of motion and force by observing circular motion.
In this quick and easy activity and/or demonstration, learners use two empty soda cans to illustrate Bernoulli's principle.
In this physics crime lab or demonstration, learners pretend they are criminologists and must find the "muzzle velocity" (speed of the bullet as it leaves the gun) of a gun used to commit a crime.