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    In this design challenge activity, learners add a jet-propulsion system (i.e. a balloon) to a blimp so it flies straight and far under its own power. This lesson guide includes links to video clips...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this delicious activity, learners get to make, taste-test and compare their own "brands" of homemade strawberry ice cream. Testing various types of strawberry products, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this health activity, learners create a device so that they not only feel their heartbeat, but also see it, using a straw and some clay. Learners calculate their pulse rate (beats per minute)...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use mirrors to write secret messages to a friend. Use this activity to explore letters, optics, and/or symmetry.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make some music by constructing a kazoo out of a simple plastic drinking straw. Use this activity to explore sound, vibrations, and music. Learners can experiment with...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    In this water activity, learners build boats that float and sink. First, learners listen to the book, "Who Sank the Boat" and practice making predictions throughout the story. Then,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners investigate afterimages. Learners draw a simple picture using a green marker, stare at it for about 30 seconds, and then look at a blank piece of paper to see an...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this physics activity, challenge learners to remove the bottom coin of a stack of nickels without knocking over the stack. Use this activity to demonstrate friction.

    free Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a kite out of paper, change it, and try to make it fly even better. With their new knowledge of kite making, students can then go on to create their own kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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