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    Institute of Physics
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    In this physics demonstration, learners are challenged to break a raw egg just by squeezing it. Learners will be shocked by their inability to complete the deceivingly simple challenge. Use this...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in teams build and launch rubberband-powered foam rockets. Through a controlled investigation, learners will explore rocket stability and the trajectory relationship...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build small indoor paper rockets, determine their flight stability, and launch them by blowing air through a drinking straw. This lesson plan includes procedures for the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    If you have 3-foot dowels and rubber bands, you can can started on this fun and open design challenge. You can make structures big and small: make it so you can fit your parent into it! You can do...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners use tubes of newspaper to make a table that’s at least eight inches tall and strong enough to hold a heavy book! Learners follow the design process to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    This event guide features three related explorations in which learners investigate the following science concepts: how you design and build a structure helps determine how strong it will be;...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this geology and engineering activity (page 7 of the PDF), learners build an earthquake simulator, then use it to test various building designs, exploring different materials, shapes, and design...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity about problem-solving, learners build a house for the Three Little Pigs using twenty straws and two index cards. Learners then use a fan to simulate a tornado and shake the table...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity, learners construct sturdy geodesic structures out of gumdrops and toothpicks. Use this activity to explore engineering principles as well as sturdy shapes and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity, challenge learners to construct a paper bridge that can support 100 pennies. Learners discover how they can make a weak material like paper strong enough to support a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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