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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a seesaw powered by magnets. Use this activity to demonstrate how a lever is a simple machine and how magnets repel and attract depending on the alignment of the...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a hovercraft using a paper plate, cup, and simple motor. Learners follow simple instructions that include helpful photos to build a vehicle that glides over a...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners create a tiny electric, motorized dancer. Learners use the interactions of magnetism and electric current to make a wire spin, while displaying the Lorentz Force in...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math lesson, learners search for hidden ducks in the room without collecting the ducks and design their own method for keeping track of what they find. Discussion follows to compare methods...

    Ages 4 - 8
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners build a racecar using only a rubber band, spool, straw, and paper clip! This racer is a classic toy that zips across a flat surface. The activity links to different ideas...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 12 of the PDF), learners explore potential and kinetic energy by rolling different sized marbles down an inclined plane. Learners compare the amount of work done by...

    Ages 4 - 14
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore motion, energy, and electricity by constructing bottle cars that run on motors. Learners can make two different types of cars: a 1-bottle model and a 2-bottle...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a bird that flies in place with help from a motor, wire, and some straws. This engineering activity introduces learners to circuits and motors, automata, and...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into technology design and testing. Groups of learners will design, build, and program a LEGO robot to perform specific tasks,...

    Ages 8 - 14

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