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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about electricity, learners explore what happens when you blow a fuse. Learners short-circuit a battery using copper wire (a good conductor with very low resistance) and thin iron...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.3-4 of PDF), learners learn about disease transmission and antibiotic resistance. In this activity, an educator shows what could happen if one learner has not washed his/her...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners investigate how drag affects the falling rate of objects. They construct paper objects of different shapes and sizes, use clay to make them all the same mass, and then drop them all from...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Play-Doh is conductive! Use the semiconductive qualities of Play-Doh to make your own squeezable instrument. Pico Cricket is required. This activity is great as a walk-up activity for all ages, and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use their strength to light a light bulb. A chain made from paper clips is placed in series with a battery and flashlight bulb. When the chain is stretched, the light...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build inexpensive pulley assemblies from pulley wheels used for sliding screen door replacement or from clothesline spreaders. Learners will investigate pulley behavior...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners evaluate the potential performance of air rockets placed inside a wind tunnel. Learners measure the rocket's resistance to the flow of air in the tunnel and use the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched. The Pico Cricket then plays back...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners demonstrate and discuss simple circuits as well as the differences between parallel and serial circuit design and functions. Learners test two different circuit designs...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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