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..
Weave math and culture together with Native American Indian dream catchers
Combine traditional Native American culture and modern mathematical concepts to explore geometric shapes and patterns!
Curriculum topics: Circles, Geometric Shapes, Patterns & Relationships, Native American Culture,..
Combine geometry with Native American Indian culture to create a figure inspired by the Hopi Kachina doll!
Curriculum topics: Patterns & Relationships, Area & Surface Area, Properties of Circles & Cylinders, Geometric Shapes, Native American Culture, Artistic Exploration
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..
The mystery of Benham's Disk
Turn a CD into an excellent spinning platform. Spin the CD with the Benham’s Disk pattern on top and explore the interesting effect that happens. The spinning black and white pattern creates an illusion of seeing colors in the spinning disk. It also reveals an interes..
Keep track of check balances while shopping
Go "shopping" using checks to pay for products and learn techniques to accurately keep track of checkbook balances.
Curriculum topics: Financial Literacy, Bank Accounts, Percentages, Real LIfe Math, Reason Quantitatively
Kit includes: Idea sheet, ..
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..
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 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!
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, 1 plastic pipe cap, 1 convex lens, 1 concave lens, 1 cardboard tube, and 1 insula..