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    In this health and fitness activity, learners focus on the importance of daily physical activity, specifically walking. Learners use a simple method to measure their stride lengths and then...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry-based challenge related to motion and design optimization. Groups of learners will use construction paper to build a model bobsled run for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this engineering activity, learners design and build a mechanical arm to lift a small item. Learners must follow certain design constraints as they build an arm that can lift a paper cup from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners will use food cans of many different properties (sizes, shapes, and weights) and set two cans on their sides at the top of a ramp. Learners will make predictions about...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this quick activity, learners will investigate what happens to bubble gum when it is chewed for 5-10 minutes. First, learners measure the weight of unwrapped pieces on a kitchen scale and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity (page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into animal behavior and communication. Groups of learners will fashion a headband with fake ears, similar in shape to those of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks. After a ball of aluminum foil sinks in a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners identify different plastics in a mystery bag. Learners discover that plastics are classified #1 through #7. Learners then categorize plastics based on characteristics...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into biodiversity. Groups of learners will go to the zoo to look at animal feet, making a list of ten different animals at the...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water. Using a scale and a simple calculation,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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