Build student interest with this simple DNA activity!
Use ordinary dish soap, salt, and isopropyl alcohol to extract DNA from strawberries. Just follow the illustrated guide. No special skills or equipment required.
Curriculum topics: Biology, Life Science, Cell Structure, Genetics, Scientific..
Rock the Ravine 2017
The Challenge: design and build a device to help explorers cross an ice field with multiple ravines.
This kit enables students to begin exploring the design process to develop creative solutions to a real-world problem. It contains enough building materials for four to six..
Watch plant growth in a CD case
Create a reusable germinator that gives students an unobstructed view of sprouting seeds. Graph data, test environmental variables, or simply “enjoy the magic” as the seeds transform into growing plants!
Curriculum topics: Biodiversity, Botany, Measurement, Plan..
Flip a card to create a new word problem!
This board game gives students practice in solving word problems using mental addition and subtraction.
Curriculum topics: Word Problems, addition and subtraction, mental math
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 1 gameboard, 1 deck word problem playing cards,..
Vibrations in the air create sound!
People of all ages love the razzy, jazzy Kazoo sounds that come from this fun-to-make and easy-to-play musical instrument. Vibration is the key to making sounds and this harmonica uses a rubber band trapped between tongue depressors (Jumbo craft sticks). Changi..
Quanityfing the richness of life
Everything that lives in an ecosystem, including humans, contributes to the biodiversity of the planet. Many species interact and depend upon one another for things like food, shelter, and oxygen. Students learn how to measure biodiversity in terms of species rich..
Superabsorbent-polymer in bead form
These tiny beads can soak up and hold over 100 times their weight in water! Each bead maintains its spherical shape and color. Observe how the beads absorb water over time. Create a fun illusion using the optical properties of the beads.
Curriculum topics: M..
A personable wind vane with its beak to the wind
Create a playful, easy to make wind vane which will point to the source of the wind!
Curriculum topics: Wind, Weather, Fluids, Atmosphere
Kit includes: Idea Sheet, 20 paper cones, 10 jumbo straws, 10 wide straws, 10 metal washers, 10 foam was..
Get wound up with wind power!
Use this enhanced pinwheel to measure the mechanical energy that can be obtained from moving air. Make the pinwheel spin by holding the device while walking or by using the "wind" from a fan. Take data - including measuring how much time is required for the device to..
How much is that doggy in the window?
This activity was inspired by the song "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window". This activity encourages students' understanding of the value of money while going "shopping" using checks to pay for products. They also learn how to accurately keep track of chec..
Zip Through the Assembly for a Quick Launch
Use a bent spoon to store the energy needed to launch a pompom into the air. Explore different launch angles to vary the height reached and where the pompom lands.
Curriculum Topics: Motion and Forces, Potential and Kinetic Energy, Tra..