A Balance Investigation
Learn how to move an item’s center of gravity to create the illusion of a gravity defying frog! Use moveable weights to explore what works to keep the frog balancing head first. Create a version with concealed weights to heighten the mystery of how the frog can spin ..
An uplifting activity based on air pressure!
Use this activity kit to demonstrate the effects of friction and air pressure on motion. Create a simple hovercraft and be amazed at how it gracefully glides along a smooth, flat surface on a thin cushion of air. How long a “flight” is possible? ..
Watch savings grow with Interest!
Money deposited in a savings account will earn interest and grow. Model the difference between two interest rates. Over time, does a small difference in interest rates really matter?
Curriculum topics: Financial Literacy, Compound Interest, Savings Account, Re..
Investigate the science & geometry of reflections
Kaleidoscopes are perfect for exploring symmetry, simple geometry, and the science of light and reflections.
Curriculum topics: Refelection, Symmetry, Color, Light, Angles
Kit includes: Idea Sheet, 30 strips 2" x 6" of mylar, 30 adhesive..
Braiding art, history, and mathematics together
This simplified version of an ancient braiding technique ties together art, history, and mathematical patterns in a fun activity suitable for all ages.
Curriculum topics: Braiding, Patterns, Japanese Art
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 10 foam Kumih..
Weave math and culture together with Native American Indian dream catchers
Combine traditional Native American culture and modern mathematical concepts to explore geometric shapes and patterns!
Curriculum topics: Circles, Geometric Shapes, Patterns & Relationships, Native American Culture,..