Have fun making simple words
Students connect letters with their related sounds and will enjoy creating and learning new words with this engaging activity.
Curriculum topics: Letter recognition, primary spelling, phonics, following directions
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 40 caps, 2 sheets al..
Creating electrical circuits with simple materials
Provide students with opportunities to create a basic circuit, build a portable version, and explore parallel and series circuits!
Curriculum topics: Electricity, conductors, parallel and series circuits
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 10 foam ba..
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..
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..
Build a robust bridge without glue, nails, screws, or rope!
Make a self-supporting bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Be amazed by the ingenious simplicity of his creation! Use Leonardo's idea to inspire a student design challenge.
Curriculum topics: Forces, Engineering, Design
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..
Catch the (heart) beat
Listening to the heart is a practical way to teach students about how the heart pumps blood through the circulatory system. The sounds of the beats provide information on heart valves, heart rate, and they reveal the relationship between circulation and respiration. This si..
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..
Students deconstruct an object by focusing on its attributes rather than its intended function, allowing them to see the object's potential for alternate use.
Grades Covered: K through 10
Subjects Covered: Physical Science, Earth/Space Science, Art
Curriculum topics: Object Attribut..
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,..
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..