Featured Probeware Activities
- Baggie Chemistry
Household chemicals mixed in a baggie produce dramatic results.
Design, build, and test a bridge made with file folders to see which design is the strongest.
- Build and Test a Model Solar House
Construct and test the energy efficiency and solar heat gain of a cardboard model house.
- 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.
Why are there clouds? Explore the water cycle.
- Dew Point
Figure out the dew point temperature for your classroom.
- Evaporative Cooler
How can the cooling effect of evaporating water be used for air conditioning?
- Greenhouse Effect in a Greenhouse
Relate changes in sunlight to the temperature of air trapped in a container.
- Greenhouse Light and Temperature
By using a temperature sensor, we can relate changes in sunlight to the temperature of the air being trapped in a container.
- How Fast Am I Moving?
Investigate the relationship between slope and velocity on a position-time graph.
- Making Heat
Does change in concentration change the amount of heat released in a chemical reaction?
- Maria's Run
Show that the motion of objects can be described by position, direction of motion, and speed.
- Melting Ice
What is the temperature of ice as it melts?
- Motion Toward and Away
Explore different ways of describing motion on a graph.
- Relative Humidity Measurement
Measure relative humidity in the air by comparing the wet bulb and dry bulb temperatures
- Solar Oven
Design, build, and test a solar oven.
- Wind Generator
Build a wind turbine and test different blade designs to generate electricity.