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    WGBH
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    In this simple and fun activity, learners build a tower of cups to explore distribution of weight. Learners make predictions about their towers and test their designs. Activity extensions include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    This lesson emphasizes the connections between science and mathematics by using a performance, or authentic, assessment format. Learners examine the relative size of the heart and discover that the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges out of newspaper and tape to explore how structures are designed to bear loads. Learners adjust and modify their designs to accommodate a certain amount of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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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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    New York Hall of Science
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    This is an activity about lung capacity. Learners will measure their own lung capacity using a homemade spirometer. A spirometer is an apparatus for measuring the volume of air inspired and expired...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this dynamic activity, learners build a catapult that launches projectiles, such as marshmallows. Participants then design and build their own models using the steps of the design process to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct a paper glider to experiment with aerodynamic forces. Learners explore how the glider's structure, including the two flaps near the back called elevators,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity, learners use information gathered from a variety of sources to design and make their own insect. Learners design and create an insect using household and/or arts and crafts...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners investigate the concepts of relative size and distance by creating a basic model of the solar system. Learners will work at one end of a hallway, large room or outdoor...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners imitate the way vocal cords work by building a model from a plastic cup, rubber band, and a straw. Then learners blow through the straw onto the model, and listen to the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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