Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Look Mom, No Wings!Add to list Details
In this activity about flight, learners explore how high they can jump. Learners dip their finger in ink or dirt, then jump as high as they can and mark paper attached to the wall.
Sizing Up the UniverseAdd to list Details
In this online interactive challenge, learners choose items to represent the Earth or solar system, then determine other items to represent the Moon, or Milky Way based on their relative size.
Design a FlowerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners learn about the adaptations that flowers have developed which support pollination. Learners also list their personal preferences (i.e.
Bernoulli Brain TeasersAdd to list Details
In this activity related to flight, learners conduct two simple tests to explore how lift works.
Squeeze the StreamAdd to list Details
In this activity related to flight, learners build a tiny stream channel to investigate how fluids (air and water) change speed as they flow between and around objects.
Gravestone WeatheringAdd to list Details
In this activity (located on pages 9-14 of PDF), learners visit a cemetery to examine the distinguishing characteristics of rock weathering.
Prehistoric Climate ChangeAdd to list Details
In this online interactive, learners use fossils to infer temperatures 55 million years ago, at the sites where the fossils were found.
Building BingoAdd to list Details
In this on site "field trip" activity (located on pages 6-9 of PDF), learners get hands-on experience identifying building materials by playing "Building Bingo".
Partners in PollinationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners identify the reproductive parts of plants and the animal (bee) structures involved in pollination.
Watching Crystals GrowAdd to list Details
Learners will compare the growth rate and appearance of crystals forming on small rocks to those growing on miscellaneous objects. Learners will also investigate how temperature (warm vs.