Combine geometry with Native American Indian culture to create a figure inspired by the Hopi Kachina doll!
Curriculum topics: Patterns & Relationships, Area & Surface Area, Properties of Circles & Cylinders, Geometric Shapes, Native American Culture, Artistic Exploration
Combine symmetry and culture.
Students create symmetrical models that are self-representational. Designing the model facilitates students' cultural exploration. Completed models can be used as the basis of a story and/or play.
Curriculum topics: Symmetry & Patterns, Self –awareness,&n..
Explore magnets and magnetism
Magnetism is a fascinating phenomenon for students. This simple yet effective activity provides a practical method for teaching students how to find and label the magnetic poles on a magnet, identify magnetic materials, understand the difference between geographic an..
Propel a straw “rocket” through the air
Hypothesize, experiment, collect data and analyze forces and motion with a straw “rocket” and an easily made launcher. The stronger the force, the farther and higher the rocket flies!
Curriculum topics: Forces, Motion, Gravity, Newton's Law
Create a car powered by a spring.
With a little creativity, the potential energy stored in a common badge retractor can run a fun little vehicle. Take this idea and run with it!
Curriculum topics: Motion, Momentum, Friction, Simple Machines, Springs
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 20 8" Bamboo sk..
A clever way to demonstrate the transfer between potential energy and kinetic energy
A rolling can returns to its starting point on its own!? The Rollback Can provides an interesting example of energy transfer and storage.
Curriculum topics: Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Energy Conservatio..