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• Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
In this online interactive challenge, learners choose items to represent the Earth or solar system, then determine other items to represent the Moon, or Milky Way based on their relative size. The...

free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• Twin Cities Public Television
In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will stand twelve feet apart swinging a rope at the slowest tempo possible while someone uses a stopwatch to record the number of twirls per minute....

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this demonstration/activity, learners observe as a regular size marshmallow is blown through a tube made from a manila file folder. The result is spectacular, and the process provides a great...

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this activity, learners use their hands as tools for indirect measurement. Learners explore how to use ratios to calculate the approximate height of something that can't be measured...

free Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
• The Exploratorium
In this activity, learners use their feet to estimate distances. Learners calculate the distance of one step in centimeters by measuring 10 steps at a time to reduce measurement error. Learners can...

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 11 - 14 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
• COSI
In this physics activity (page 6 of the PDF), learners will build a class 1 lever and hypothesize and test the distances two objects need to be placed from the fulcrum in order to balance. They...

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
• WGBH
In this activity, learners build a simple tabletop seesaw to test how different variables (the position of the fulcrum, distance, weight) affect its balance under increasing weight loads. Extension...

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
• 4-H
In this activity, learners work in teams to construct and test fly drinking straw rockets. Learners explore how changing the rockets' fins affect flight distance. Learners also practice...

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes