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Seismic Slinky!Add to list Details
Did you know that a Slinky makes a handy model of earthquake waves?
Can gelatin (like Jell-O ®) change the speed of light?
Wave on Wave
In this activity, learners use raisins and seltzer water to understand why waves don’t move objects forward. Learners conduct two simple experiments to understand the circular movement of waves.
Build a Band
In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune.
Modeling Tidal Action
In this activity (Lesson 1), learners work in groups to create tide simulations.
Head HarpAdd to list Details
Put a string around your head, and play it! Learn about vibration, sounds, and pitch.
Tsunami: Waves of Destruction
In this activity, learners use tsunami time travel maps to predict how long it will take a tsunami to reach the shore.
Spots, Lines and LasersAdd to list Details
Learners shine the light of a laser pointer through sheets of fabric that all have a different number of threads per inch.
How Thick is Your Hair?Add to list Details
In this activity on page 13 of the PDF, learners use a laser pointer (with known wavelength of light) to measure the thickness of a human hair.
Liquid Crystal ThermometersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore liquid crystal thermometers to observe how heat flows by conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation.
Ocean in a Bottle
In this simulation activity, learners observe what can happen when ocean waves churn up water and oil from an oil spill.
Light and DarkAdd to list Details
Learners examine the properties of light by experimenting with an LED-flashlight and polarizing filters. When two polarizers are used, they block all light when they are placed at right angles.
This lesson (on pages 15-24 of PDF) explores how sound is caused by vibrating objects. It explains that we hear by feeling vibrations passing through the air.
Finding the Sweet SpotAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will discover how to find the "sweet spots" on a baseball bat. Whenever an object is struck, it vibrates in response.
In this activity, learners will explore how light can refract or break apart into different colors.
In this activity, learners build unique sound enhancing inventions with items from around the house to amplify sound from their smart phone's speakers.
Water on the Move: Wind and Waves
In this simple activity, learners explore ocean waves. To find out if water moves forward toward the shore, learners create waves in a simulated ocean (small aquarium tank of water).