Primary & Elementary

The Tallest Tower

Lead students in a design challenge to create the tallest freestanding structure out of straws and masking tape in order to teach them teamwork, collaboration, and engineering principles through a real-world lens.
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Velcro or Laces?

Help students recognize that they can learn things from nature’s design with an investigation about Velcro and what inspired its invention.
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Teach students the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources, and help them learn to identify and classify items in everyday life into the two groups.
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Hide and Seek

Explore ecosystems with students, focusing on an organism’s use of camouflage and the role it plays in survival; then open up a discussion to help students connect real-life examples of camouflage in nature.
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What’s the Chance?

Introduce students to probability with a fun activity where students track the results of a coin toss and determine whether it is a fair way to begin a game under all circumstances.
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Middle & High

Design Challenge

Lead students in a design challenge to create the tallest freestanding structure out of straws and masking tape in order to teach them teamwork, collaboration, and engineering principles through a real-world lens.
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Energy Audit

Dive into the topic of efficient and sustainable energy use with your students by leading them around the school to record data about electricity use to estimate the cost of using light bulbs in their classroom and throughout the school.
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Ideas from Nature

Use the Hercules beetle as an example of innovative ideas we can connect with nature, and help students recognize that many technological ideas can be found in nature.
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Who Am I

Explore the ecosystem and help students learn to identify and classify organisms into different categories in the ecosystem’s cycle of life, and how those organisms interact and affect each other.
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How Do We Measure?

Investigate with students the importance of standards in measurement and help them learn and discuss the pros and cons of converting from one system of measurement to another.
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