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    American Physical Society
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    Learners build a pendulum from a yo-yo, and then design their own experiment to determine what affects the pendulum's period of swing. They can alter the mass of the yo-yo by adding play dough...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate visual perception as well as plan and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners discover how depth perception works by testing...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners prepare four polymer elastomers and then compare their physical properties, such as texture, color, size, and bounce height. This activity is a fun way for learners to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Luge) is a full inquiry-based challenge related to motion and design optimization. Groups of learners will use construction paper to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Lava Flow Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into the relationship between an object’s mass and the distance it is thrown by a catapult...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Sailboat Design Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into design optimization. Groups of learners will construct a basic sail car out of a fast...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build a recording timer made from simple materials (e.g., small dc motor, sharpie pen, craft sticks, adding machine paper tape, etc.). The device produces a record of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this activity about transfer of energy, learners get to build their own catapult using nothing more than a plastic spoon and some tape. They then get to see just how far they can make a...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 12 of the PDF), learners explore potential and kinetic energy by rolling different sized marbles down an inclined plane. Learners compare the amount of work done by...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners make a paper model of a polymer, then make Silly Putty, an actual polymer. For the model, learners make chains of paper dolls and color them in different ways to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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