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    This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF) that illustrates how nanoscale structures, so small they're practically invisible, can produce visible/colorful effects. Learners will use clear...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how a kite’s shape affects its performance. Groups of learners will select or construct kites of different shapes. Then,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this technology activity, learners build simple circuits, design soft circuits using conductive thread, and then sew switch-activated circuits. Learner make a wearable fashion accessory, like a...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will visit a zoo, aquarium, or pet store to view a variety of fish. Learners sketch the different body types as well as observe where each fish spends...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this mechanical engineering activity, learners design shadow puppets with moving parts and use them to tell stories. Learners explore simple and complex linkages while constructing various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this technology activity, learners light up the room with electrifying play dough creations. Learners use conductive and insulating homemade play dough to build simple circuits. Learners then...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this simple chemistry activity (page 1 of PDF) about acids and bases, learners will mix a baking soda and water solution and use it to paint a message on a sheet of white paper. Once the paint...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (page 2 of PDF), learners will prepare sheets of homemade recycled paper from several different source pulps. Once dry, each sample will be drawn on with a marker to test how far...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity (page 2 of PDF), learners will study the adaptations different fish species have developed to survive in their habitats. Using basic craft supplies, learners will construct a 3D...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this engineering activity, learners explore simple machines and then build cardboard automata using cams. Learners are also challenged to build a complex machine--a moving sculpture that tells a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours