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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    This activity provides a hands-on experience with a scale model, a relatively high viscosity fluid, and feeding behaviors. Learners attempt to capture "food" (a lentil) with a feeding...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners model the gravitational fields of planets on a flexible surface. Learners place and move balls of different sizes and densities on a plastic sheet to develop a mental...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this yummy earth science activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners use fudge to learn about different kinds of lava. Cooking and cooling the fudge in different ways simulate the formation of two...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners work in groups to construct bridges using stale marshmallows and toothpicks. They build bridges inspired by various designs, and then test the strength of the bridge by weighting it down...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    4-H
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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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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners create air cannons out of everyday materials. Learners use their air cannons to investigate air as a force and air pressure. The activity page includes a fun how-to video...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Albert Einstein proved that space bends around anything that has mass. This activity uses Jell-O's ability to bend around objects as a model for space bending around planets and stars. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners design, build, and test models of "dragon boats" made from up to three milk cartons. They observe how well the boats can be pulled through water in a homemade testing tank, and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 2 of PDF under GPS: Alligator Habitat Activity), learners will study the adaptations different fish species have developed to survive in their habitats. Using basic craft...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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