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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners are challenged to insert a straw the furthest into a potato. After learners explore different techniques, the demonstrator can show them how to hold the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore electronics and motion by making a Scribbling Machine, a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It’s made from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this fun and, at times, hilarious force and motion activity, learners will use household objects to build a crazy contraption and see how far they can get a tennis ball to move. This is an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    PhET
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    In this online activity, learners build their own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, learners can set initial positions, velocities, and masses...

    free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor, beach activity, learners use tennis balls, water balloons and other simple devices to investigate the movement of waves and currents off a sandy beach. This activity should be done...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use an assortment of (mainly household) items to complete Rube Goldberg-type challenges. Leaners use items from around their house to build a device that will...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Tech Interactive
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    This design challenge is an open-ended exploration of linkages, a group of parts connected by hinges, and the types of motion they can create. Some linkages, like scissors, are simple, while others...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes