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In this activity, students will learn about tornadoes and simulate one inside a small bottle.
In this activity, students will make sound three ways: by blowing across the top of a bottle, tapping a glass, and running a finger around the rim of a glass. Students will make predictions and test how the level of water in the bottle/glass affects pitch. Students will “tune” their instruments and play a simple song.
In this activity, teachers will create a mysterious topography using small boxes inside a copy paper box. Students will simulate sonar by inserting wooden skewers into holes in the box lid to investigate the unknown topography. Students will use that information to make a contour map of the mysterious topography.
In this activity, students will analyze different types of soil. They will test several types of soil to determine the best soil in which to grow a school garden.
In this activity, students will participate in a leaf scavenger hunt and assemble a basic leaf collection. They will use their collection to explore how diversity in characteristics such as leaf size, thickness and texture help plants survive in their environment.
In this activity, students will explore the potential dangers of overusing certain antibacterial products such as soaps, shampoos and other wash products.
In this activity, students will take on the role of organisms in various environments as they discover the concept of interdependence in ecosystems. They will analyze their relationship with other living things and describe their interdependence.
In this activity, students will construct color wheels and spin them to see that light colors combine to form new colors. Students will experiment with spinning different color combinations to learn about additive color theory.
In this activity, students will build a Cartesian diver and discover how compression and changes in density cause the diver to mysteriously move up and down.
In this activity, students will construct interactive lunar cycle models to illustrate the phases of the Moon in 3 dimensions. They will demonstrate how the orientation of the Sun, Moon and Earth at certain points in the lunar cycle causes the phases as observed from Earth.