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    In this activity, learners build a seesaw powered by magnets. Use this activity to demonstrate how a lever is a simple machine and how magnets repel and attract depending on the alignment of the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a figure that moves and "comes to life" when they pull its string. This engineering activity introduces learners to simple machines, specifically levers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build small animated toys that move. This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, simple machines, mechanical advantage, rotational motion, and cranks and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a mini crank machine to make a bird "fly." This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, cranks and cams.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners string a line across the room and build cable cars that can move from on end to the other. Learners construct their cable cars out of wood sticks, motors, and electrical...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build mini catapults using paint paddles and a spoon. Use this activity to introduce learners to forces and projectile motion.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Learners use shop tools and various materials to construct a magnetic spinner and a compass. Learners blow on the spinner directly or through a straw, and will be amazed as it continues to spin,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 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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