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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes. Learners use the activity's shape chart to keep track of all the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    PBS
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    In this math lesson, learners arrange pattern blocks to create tessellations and to explore geometric patterns. Learners first explore making patterns with a variety of pattern blocks. They next...

    free Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    This simple construction activity teaches the importance of architectural structure. Learners build and test designs for a paper "doghouse" strong enough to hold the weight of a jumbo dog...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners use tangrams ( 7-piece puzzle tiles) to assemble a variety of shapes. Tangrams are ideal for improving spatial reasoning and geometry properties. Discuss the properties...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners follow simple directions to explore and create platonic solids. Learners count the number of faces, edges, and vertices in the structures they make out of paper and look...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Is a square stronger than a triangle? Use tongue depressors to build simple shapes. Then apply a little weight to them and see what happens! This activity comes with useful tips for building the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on pages 49-54 of PDF), learners play with tangrams, a set of triangles, squares and a parallelogram that can combine into a larger square as well as all sorts of other shapes....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math lesson, learners read the poem "Shapes" from "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein. Then, learners create their own illustration of the poem. In this lesson,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this artistic activity, learners blow up a smaller picture into a larger one, by using a grid. The activity prompts students to think about how their eyes and brain work together to make sense...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes