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    In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight. Learners can test their kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners design and build a simple wind vane —one of the oldest kinds of weather tools— and use it to show wind direction. The activity can be done outdoors on a windy day or...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this thought-provoking activity, learners plan a hypothetical project to build and operate wind turbines in their community. Learners research such topics as available wind source, cost, noise,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat. An extension included in this activity guide suggests learners next design and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this environmental science activity, learners research what is essential for plant life and the necessary components of soil to support plants. Then, learners plan, design and build compost bins...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this drawing/mapping activity, learners design plots of land while incorporating positive strategies for improving water quality. Then, learners together examine how their plans would affect a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity offers learners and their families several ways to raise their awareness together about home water. Included are a Home Water Audit Chart to help families record their water; a link...

    free Ages 4 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners consider how oil spills behave in the ocean and what impact they have on marine wildlife. Learners build and observe a model of an oil spill using simple materials, then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14
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    In this multi-part activity learners examine non-point water pollution. Learners discover ways they may be contributing to this type of pollution and brainstorm ways to change their behavior to be...

    free Ages 6 - adult
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    In this indoor and/or outdoor activity, learners make an anemometer (an instrument to measure wind speed) out of a protractor, a ping pong ball and a length of thread or fishing line. This is a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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