A Glimpse into Cyber Security
Students build empathy around the concept of cyber security by learning about different types of data categories and by conducting research into how cyber security is addressed globally. Students to learn and apply concepts for creating effective account passwo..
Architects in Training
Design and build a house using different materials. Explore what is possible. Related what exists to dreams of what can be.
Curriculum topics: Problem solving, Design Process, Planning, Architecture, Engineering
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 20 cardboard boxes, 20 paper..
Create a dream town.
Working together, students design and build a town using different types of materials. In this process, students will explore the elements of town development.
Curriculum topics: Engineering, Urban Design, Problem Solving, Design Process, Collabor..
Create sound from electromagnetic waves.
Create a working earphone by combining cup lids, a magnet, and a coil of magnet wire. The activity can be done as a step-by-step assembly or as a design exploration. Attach to a sound source and hear music from of a couple of cup lids!
How do you prevent a dropped egg from cracking up?
Students build a "vehicle" designed to prevent a dropped egg from breaking. In the process, they discover that combining simple materials with a little creative thinking and teamwork will reveal many ways to solve this intriguing challenge!
Simulate evolution with critters and beaky birds
Simulate evolution with some colorful “critters” and carnivorous “beaky birds”. Simulations are helpful to demonstrate processes like evolution that take place over many years. Observe how adaptations such as camouflage help organisms survive and p..
Foil will shine with this art project!
Student artists of all ability levels can use this flexible technique to create dramatic effects. Their creations will “shine from within”, adding a unique dimension to cards, bookmarks and other decorative objects.
Curriculum topics: Art techniques, deco..
Have a blast with this gas-powered flyer!
These rockets enable students to use design thinking and are effective demonstrations of Newton’s laws of motion. The liftoff power of the rocket is produced by a common acid/base chemical reaction that creates carbon dioxide gas; making this activity an ..
How fast can you turn over the fraction wall?
In this colorful activity, players use “bricks” to build “fraction walls.” In the process, they master equivalent fractions and gain problem-solving and creative thinking skills. This activity can be used by individual students, or turned into excitin..
Let a steel needle point the way!
The floating compass is a useful tool for detecting the magnetic fields of magnets and of the Earth. Make a simple compass with a magnetized needle demonstrates the properties of magnetic materials and shows that magnets have north and south poles. Using the floa..
Create beautiful artwork using printing foils
Explore an art technique where everyone – both children and adults – can be successful. The color pulled from printing foils can create striking patterns for making cards, bookmarks, and other art projects.
Curriculum topics: Creative expressions, ..
Buy goods on a “trip” to a foreign country with exchanged currency!
A visit to a country’s “bank” gives travelers on vacation a chance to exchange homeland money for a foreign currency. Travelers visit the country’s “store” and select items to purchase from a “shopkeeper” with the foreign m..
'Hit me' with fractions!
By playing Frack Jack, learners get to exercise important critical thinking skills when determining which equivalent parts of a whole can be substituted for others. Learners also learn to closely estimate accumulated parts that may make one whole circle. By removing..
A “Note”worthy Sound Activity
Build a Glove-a-Phone to discover how a plastic glove, straw and tube can be combined to make a "musical" instrument. Once you learn the proper technique, your Glove-a-Phone can be heard a surprisingly long way off! Use different size tubes and compare the sounds.
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 ..