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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build handheld rockets and launchers out of PVC pipes and plastic bottles. Use this activity to demonstrate acceleration, air pressure, and Newton's Laws of Motion....

    Over $20 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    This activity uses LEGO® bricks to represent atoms bonding into molecules and crystals. The lesson plan is for a 2.5 hour workshop (or four 45-minute classes). There is a "wet lab"...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners review the history of gumball machines and explore potential and kinetic energy, while working in teams to build a gumball slide. Teams then design and build their own...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Arizona Science Center
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    In this activity (page 10), learners explore how molecules self-assemble according to forces of attraction and repulsion. Learners investigate how the placement of charge determines the possible...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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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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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners explore the relative efficiency of different bulbs, specifically incandescent vs. fluorescent. Learners will observe that energy "wasted" from an incandescent...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Garbology Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into design optimization using recycled materials. Groups of learners will design a study...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger--or stronger--push or pull (a larger force). Learners then apply this...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners evaluate the potential performance of air rockets placed inside a wind tunnel. Learners measure the rocket's resistance to the flow of air in the tunnel and use the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct a device that allows them to view 2-D images in 3-D. These 2-D stereoscopic images are simply pictures of the same thing, taken from two positions some distance...

    Over $20 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours

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