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Title SummaryGrade Educational StandardsTime Group Size Cost/Grp
Machines and Tools, Part II
Partial Design Badge
In this activity, students gain first-hand experience with the mechanical advantage of pulleys. Students are given the challenge of helping save a whale by moving it from an aquarium back to its natur...
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8 (7-9)CO:
Science (2009)
Math (2009)
CCSS:
Math (2010)
ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
50 mins3 US$ 5.00
Magic Magnetic Fluid
Students are introduced to a unique fluid—ferrofluids—the shape of which can be influenced by magnetic fields. This activity supplements traditional magnetism activities and offers comparisons bet...
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11 (10-12)ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
TX:
Science (2010)
55 mins3 US$ 12.00
Magical Motion
Students watch video clips from the October Sky and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movies to see examples of projectile motion. Then they explore the relationships between displacement, velocit...
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10 (9-10)CCSS:
Math (2010)
ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
TX:
Science (2010)
20 mins 0.00
The Magician's Catapult
Partial Design Badge
In this activity, students reinforce their understanding of compound machines by building a catapult. This compound machine consists of a lever and a wheel-and-axel. Catapults have been designed by en...
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8 (7-9)CO:
Science (2009)
Math (2009)
CCSS:
Math (2010)
ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
50 mins2 US$ 1.00
Magnetic Attraction
Students complete a series of six short investigations involving magnets to learn more about their properties. Students also discuss engineering uses for magnets and brainstorm examples of magnets in use in their everyday lives.4 (3-5)CO:
Science (2009)
ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
1 hr 2 US$ 2.50
Magnetic Fluids
In this fun, engaging activity, students are introduced to a unique type of fluid—ferrofluids—whose shape can be influenced by magnetic fields! Students act as materials engineers and create their...
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11 (7-12)ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
TX:
Science (2010)
25 mins3 US$ 12.00
Magnetic Launcher
Students explore electromagnetism and engineering concepts using optimization techniques to design an efficient magnetic launcher. Groups start by algebraically solving the equations of motion for the...
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10 (9-12)CCSS:
Math (2010)
ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
1 hr 45 mins4 US$ 0.00
Magnetic or Not?
Students explore the basic magnetic properties of different substances, particularly aluminum and steel. There is a common misconception that magnets attract all metals, largely due to the ubiquity o...
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9 (8-10)ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
TN:
Science (2009)
30 mins2 US$ 5.00
Magnitude of the Richter Scale
In this activity, students will learn about the Richter Scale for measuring earthquakes. The students will make a booklet with drawings that represent each rating of the Richter Scale.4 (3-5)CO:
Science (1995)
Math (2005)
CCSS:
Math (2010)
ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
50 mins1 US$ 0.00
Make an Alarm!
Partial Design Badge
After reading the story "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary, student groups create alarm systems to protect something in the classroom, just as the main character Leigh does to protect his lunchbox f...
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4 (3-5)ITEEA:
Technology (2000)
MA:
Science (2001)
NGSS:
Science (2013)
40 mins4 US$ 1.00
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