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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Make a rattle-like musical instrument! Shake it, hit it, spin it any way you want to! Maracas are instruments used in South America, North America, and Africa, and are usually made with dried...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners use a commercially available toy to experiment with density. They fill a chamber in the toy submarine with baking powder and release it into a tank of water. The material making up the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity about transfer of energy, learners get to build their own catapult using nothing more than a plastic spoon and some tape. They then get to see just how far they can make a...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate visual perception as well as plan and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners discover how depth perception works by testing...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    With a straw, two craft sticks, and some rubber bands, construct a noisemaker called a Sound Sandwich and explore how vibration produces sound. Instructions for the activity can be downloaded from...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Cardboard Automata are a playful way to explore simple machine elements while creating a mechanical sculpture. This activity was inspired by the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a group of automata...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners develop spatial reasoning skills as they blow bubbles and observe what happens when the bubbles connect.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners play a traditional Mexican game of chance with a twist. Learners take turns spinning a special "Toma Todo" top. Depending on what the top says, learners take...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    Learners build a yo-yo using a piece of wood, PVC pipe, and string. In doing so, learners explore the force of gravity and angular momentum. This activity guide includes step-by-step instructions...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity related to Newton's Laws of Motion, learners build a boat powered by a propeller in the air. The airboats can be designed in many ways and can include various recyclables like...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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