Explore the fun of energy conversion
Enjoy the hands-on experience of building and using the Roller Racer, a modern variation of an old favorite. Explore the application of simple machines and energy conversion and investigate how changes in stored energy can affect performance.
Design a work of art!
Design and create an original piece of art incorporates different materials and textures in this fun activity combining math and art.
Curriculum topics: Creativity, Expression, Problem Solving, Patterning, Geometry, Measurement
The string's the thing
Use colored string and simple cardboard shapes to create artistic designs based on intriguing mathematical patterns. Every pattern has infinite possibilities! String art is fun for all ages - to fix a mistake or try a new approach, just unwind the string!
Two activities in one!
Skewer a coil of magnet wire to create a simple spinning motor and create opposing magnetic fields using a coil of magnet wire and a ring magnet.The motor converts electrical energy into kinetic energy - the energy of motion.
Curriculum topics: Electricity, Magnetism, El..
Make a telescope like the one Galileo designed!
See how convex and concave lenses can be combined to magnify far-away objects.
Curriculum topics: Lights, Optics, Refraction, Astronomy
Kit includes: Idea Sheet, 10 plastic pipe caps, 10 convex lenses, 10 concave lenses, 10 cardboard tubes, an..
A renewable energy device
Explore heating and "cooking" with sunlight using an easy to make mini solar collector. Use a pointer to align the cooker with the sun's position - then remove the pointer to let in the light.
Curriculum topics: Solar Heating, Radiant Energy, Apparent Motion of the Su..