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In this activity related to flight, learners conduct two simple tests to explore how lift works. In "Use Your Lips to... see more

In this activity, learners will train to improve lung, heart, and other muscle endurance as they walk a progressive,... see more

In this physical sciences activity, learners use science to solve a "crime." Learners collect trace evidence (glitter)... see more

In this activity, learners will train to increase bone strength and to improve heart and other muscle endurance by... see more

In this activity, learners train to increase muscular strength and improve upper and lower body coordination by... see more

In this activity, learners will train to develop upper and lower body strength in their muscles and bones by performing... see more

This web page, part of the Virtual Microscope Project, features interactive animations that illustrate the basics of... see more

In this two-part activity, learners use everyday materials to visualize one mole of gas or 22.4 liters of gas. The first... see more

This paper describes a working-model demonstration of Ernest Rutherford's 1911 experiment about the nature of atoms. In... see more

Add different salts to water, then watch them dissolve and achieve a dynamic equilibrium with solid precipitate. Compare... see more

On this site from the Nobel Foundation you can play educational games and explore information about the Nobel Prize. The... see more

Your help is needed to assemble the parts of a machine in their proper order.

This activity uses Jell-O(R) to introduce learners to microfluidics, the flow of fluids through microscopic channels.... see more

In this activity, learners make self-assembled polymer spheres. Learners discover that self-assembly is a process by... see more

In this hands-on activity, learners use heat to shrink samples of polystyrene plastic (#6 recycle code). Learners compare... see more

In this activity, learners explore how nanotechnology is being used to create new types of protective fabrics. Learners... see more

In this activity/demo, learners investigate biobarcodes, a nanomedical technology that allows for massively parallel... see more

In this activity, educators can demonstrate how the nanoscale arrangement of atoms dramatically impacts a... see more

In this activity, learners explore deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), a nanoscale structure that occurs in nature. Learners... see more

In this activity, learners explore surgical instrument design. Teams of learners construct surgical instruments from... see more

In this activity/demo about piezoelectricity, learners discover how some crystals produce electricity when squeezed.... see more

In this trick, hold your hand over a burning candle without getting burned, by reflecting and transmitting the light of... see more

In this optics activity, demonstrate diffraction using a candle or a small bright flashlight bulb and a slide made with... see more

This is an activity (on page 2 of the PDF) about surface area to volume ratio. Learners will bake sugar cookies, testing... see more