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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this activity, learners build one or more edible coral polyps and place them together to form a colony. Learners will review the differences between plants and animals, learn about the unique...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this yummy activity about soil (page 9 of PDF), learners will create layers of soil using food. They will learn about the composition and role of each layer. Though this was created as a post...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners shrink the scale of the vast solar system to the size of their neighborhood. Learners are challenged to consider not only the traditional "planets," but also...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, groups of learners work together to create edible models of chemicals involved in autotrophic nutrition. Learners use candy to represent elements involved in the chemical...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners construct a cereal chain as a model of how proteins are made in the cell. Learners build their chain off of an initial template which represents a single copy of DNA and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects. First they sort items using observable characteristics, then they turn hard candy into "candy sand" to model where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (last activity on the page), learners make a model of the eardrum (also called the "tympanic membrane") and see how sound travels through the air. This activity page...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners model hot spot island formation, orientation and progression with condiments. Learners squirt a thick condiment sauce on a coarsely woven fabric to model how volcanic...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, and then translate it into a protein. This activity requires learners to have already constructed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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