Featured Elementary School Activities
Design, build, and test a bridge made with file folders to see which design is the strongest.
- Building a Bungee Jump
Build and study a bungee jump that is safe and fun to use.
- Building a Zip Line
Design, build, and study a zip line that is safe and fun to use.
- Buildings and Earthquakes
Build model buildings and test them for earthquake resistance using a shake table.
- Changes in the Environment
Students learn that different species can arise from a common ancestor if different groups have different selection pressures.
Why are there clouds? Explore the water cycle.
- Experiment with Ecosystems
This open-ended series of models allows students to experiment with virtual ecosystems and test their hypotheses about producer/consumer and predator/prey relationships.
- Mystery Plant Adaptation
Students learn that species are adapted to their environments and that variation in a species can help the species adapt to changes in the environment.
- Mystery Plants Mystery
Learn about intraspecific differences and how variation in a population can help a species adapt to living in different environments.
- Natural Selection
Students explore how changes in the environment affect both plants and animals in a simple ecosystem.
What do plants eat? This unit explores plants and how they make food.
- Predators and Prey
Students learn that selection pressure can lead to a change in the characteristics of a population.
- Solar Oven
Design, build, and test a solar oven.
- The Virtual Ecosystem
Students learn that organisms with similar needs compete with one another for resources.
- The Virtual Field
Learn the life cycle of organisms, variation within a species, and heritability of traits.
- The Virtual Greenhouse
Students learn about basic needs of organisms. An organism thrives in specific environments that match its specific needs.
- Variations and Adaptations
Students determine how climate can affect ecosystems.
- Wind Generator
Build a wind turbine and test different blade designs to generate electricity.