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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore electronics and motion by making a Scribbling Machine, a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It’s made from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, a Minnesota artist, came up with this really fun and surprising activity using graphite from a pencil, connected with a Pico Cricket to tell a story: "The first time...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    Can you distinguish lion tracks from chimpanzee tracks? This online Flash version of the classic match game hones learners' thinking skills with diverse science topics like technology, biology...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Learners can program a compass to draw a circle by itself using a Pico Cricket, some Legos, and lots of tape! Pico Cricket is required. This activity teaches learners how to program a micro...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched. The Pico Cricket then plays back...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners create an electrical-circuit maze out of wire, then try to pass a paperclip through the maze without touching the wire. If the paper clip touches the wire, it closes the circuit, causing a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners make a circuit board that has questions and answers. When the correct answer is chosen for a question, a circuit is completed and a light illuminates. Use this activity to introduce...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity about electricity, learners identify parallel and series circuits. First, learners examine and label diagrams of complete circuits. Then, learners build each of the circuits shown...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity about electricity, learners identify closed and open circuits. First, learners examine and label diagrams of open and closed circuits. Then, learners build each of the circuits...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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