American Association for the Advancement of Science
Learners practice their taxonomy skills by sorting a group of fasteners (e.g. rubber bands, buttons, paper clips, screws) into different categories.
In this online game, learners test their skills of categorization.
In this online activity, learners role-play as medics, treating a patient with missing organs. Learners select different organs, then drag them into the proper location in the patient's body.
Learners build a simple solar oven from a shoebox, black construction paper, and aluminum foil. Over the course of a few hours, the oven heats up water enough to brew tea.
In this online game, learners must purchase power plants for their city.
Learners describe objects in a room using only numbers and shapes. They can measure the object (like a desk) and make a list of facts about it (e.g.
Learners estimate how many small triangles will fill a larger shape. Then they use a triangle stamp (or stencil made from a file folder) to fill the larger shape with triangles.
Teams of learners use a series of stick figures made from pipe cleaners to model a dance routine. Then, they use this model to communicate to another learner who performs the dance routine.
Learners model the ocean currents that carry hot water from the tropics to northern latitudes.
Learners complete two simple experiments to prove the existence of air and air pressure which surround us.