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• The Exploratorium
In this calculus activity, learners use a classic problem of geometrical probability to find an important mathematical constant (pi). Learners explore Buffon’s needle problem (which asks the...

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this math activity related to light, learners assemble a photometer and use it to estimate the power output of the Sun. Learners construct the photometer by making a grease spot on white paper...

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this math activity related to light, learners explore why a light, such as a candle or a streetlight, looks dimmer the farther away from it we get. The answer lies in the Inverse Square Law,...

\$5 - \$10 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this activity, learners simulate Otto von Guericke's famous Magdeburg Hemispheres experiment. In this modern, low cost version, a pair of learners try to pull apart two suction cups (dent...

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this demonstration, learners explore a variation of a Foucault pendulum, but upside down. This resource contains instructions on how to construct the device (the predecessor to the Foucault...

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this activity, learners "dance" (move back and forth at varying speeds) by reading a graph. This is a kinesthetic way to help learners interpret and understand how motion is graphed....

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this activity, learners burn a peanut, which produces a flame that can be used to boil away water and count the calories contained in the peanut. Learners use a formula to calculate the calories...

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
Yes, you can weigh your car by figuring out your wheel's tire pressure combined with the "tire's footprint." You'll need someone with a car, driver's license, and...

free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this activity, learners make "totally tubular" forms of carbon. Learners use chicken wire to build macro models of carbon nanotubes. Depending on how they roll the wire, they will...

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this activity on page 1 of the PDF, learners compare the relative sizes of biological objects (like DNA and bacteria) that can't be seen by the naked eye. Learners will be surprised to...

free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes