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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build handheld rockets and launchers out of PVC pipes and plastic bottles. Use this activity to demonstrate acceleration, air pressure, and Newton's Laws of Motion....

    Over $20 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners examine collisions between two skateboards carrying different masses. They learn about conservation of momentum in collisions. This activity can be combined with other activities to create...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners make a Benham Top to explore visual illusions and optics. This activity guide includes three different instructions for making the spinner using various recycled...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build at least two different spinners (tops) to investigate how mass distribution, size, and shape affect the length of time the spinner spins. Learners strive to design and build the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners build a LEGO® structure while wearing mittens. This activity shows learners how difficult it is to build small things when your tools are too big. This is a great...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners will use a compact disc to build an air puck that can glide across a smooth tabletop. The puck glides with almost no friction on a cushion of air escaping from a balloon.

    $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, learners build a water squirter using a PVC pipe, dowel, and foam. This activity is great for the summer time and introduces learners to forces and water pressure. Note: an...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct cars that are powered by hand-made, electric propellers. Learners construct the base of the car out of a craft stick, use brass tacks and a paper clip to make a...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners string a line across the room and build cable cars that can move from on end to the other. Learners construct their cable cars out of wood sticks, motors, and electrical...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners try to put together toy bricks—wearing oven mitts on their hands! This activity shows learners how difficult it is to build small things when your tools are too big. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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