A little strategy can go a long way…
This simple hands-on activity helps students master important addition facts and become strategic problem-solvers!
Curriculum topics: Addition Facts, mathematical reasoning
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 1 gameboard (double-sided with 12 and 24), 1 numbered 1..
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..
Sort animals by how they are born!
Students have fun using a model to sort animals into 2 categories: those born from an egg and those not born from an egg.
Curriculum topics: Biology, animals, sorting, classifying, patterning
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 1 3-ring binder, 1 3-ring pencil pou..
Discover the rainbow of colors in white light!
White light is actually a combination of different colors. This easy-to-build spectroscope allows students to separate the incoming light into its component colors, forming a light spectrum (rainbow). Besides creating interesting color patterns it c..
What makes this capsule jump like a critter?
Build student curiosity about motion, center of mass, and inertia with this fun activity! Use this activity as a tool to discuss the characteristics of living organisms. The reason for the capsule's tumbling motion is concealed by the foil which adds t..
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..
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..
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..
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
Learn to program without using a computer!
Lead the puppy to the tennis ball by giving exact directions, programming the puppy's path. This fun and easy activity reinforces programming techniques such as planning, sequencing, testing, debugging, and creating procedures and loops.
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
Bubbles that tell a story
Students create bubbles using fun stickers. Students then create a story using the bubbles they made.
Curriculum topics: Storytelling, Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Drama
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 20 craft..
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..