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    In this activity, learners use common household items to build musical instruments. This lesson guide includes step-by-step instructions for building five instruments: a torsion drum; buzzer;...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity related to Newton's Laws of Motion, learners build a boat powered by a propeller in the air. The airboats can be designed in many ways and can include various recyclables like...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners build a yo-yo using a piece of wood, PVC pipe, and string. In doing so, learners explore the force of gravity and angular momentum. This activity guide includes step-by-step instructions...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this physics activity, learners build a toy with a figure that spins around like a gymnast on the high bar. Learners follow step-by-step instructions (with photos) to construct the toy made out...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a hovercraft using a paper plate, cup, and simple motor. Learners follow simple instructions that include helpful photos to build a vehicle that glides over a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners construct three math puzzles out of simple materials like wood, string, and Styrofoam. The first two puzzles, called "Remove the Loop" and "Two Washers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners create improbable looking structures using craft sticks and bamboo skewers. The three structures that learners construct include "Dancer on the Table" (a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a mind and math puzzle that requires a three-dimensional solution. Learners use tools including a drill and glue gun to construct the puzzle out of wood, rope, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners use simple tools to build a bookshelf with a built-in bookend. In doing so, learners explore the impact of friction as well as how the properties of materials are key to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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