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 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!