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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity related to computer programming, learners give directions to a "robot" (either an adult or another learner) and find out which instructions the robot is able to follow,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    National Museum of American History
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    In this activity, learners will use Google Sky to observe features of the night sky and share their observations. Learners partake in a "Telescope Treasure Hunt" as they look for...

    free Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    SMMconstructor is an online construction kit for building animated models. Based on the original construction kit called Sodaconstructor, this simulator lets you construct virtual models with a few...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover why some nanoscale science and technology is done in the controlled environment of a clean room, what clean rooms are like, and how scientists help keep the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, one person "programs" the other like a robot to move through a space, trying to get them to avoid obstacles and reach a goal. The idea is that computers and robots are...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This simulated balance beam illustrates binary mathematics. You have a set of weights and the goal is to match an unknown weight, but you only have weights that have mass 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16. You...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this online activity about the physics of momentum and velocity, learners design their own roller coasters. Once the track has been built, the roller coaster is tested using a virtual ball....

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This is a web-based activity about insect identification. Learners move the virtual magnifying glass around two different environments and specify which creatures are insects and which are not....

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Iridescent
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    In this engineering design challenge, learners make a bubble maze that allows bubbles to move through a series of “on” and “off” switches. As learners work their way through the design process,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This computer interactive lets you explore the effect of changing the number of colors and resolution of a picture. You can see the picture in high quality (72 dots per inch), low quality (10 dpi),...

    free Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes

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