Resources

  • Teaching Science When You Don’t Know Diddly-Squat: What thread is the strongest?

    Published on September 1, 2022
    Teaching Science When You Don’t Know Diddly-Squat gives guidelines for teaching inquiry-based science and includes eleven activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Filter Fun

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will discover which filtering materials help make water clear. The goal of this activity is to build a filter, which will make the water clear.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Index Apex

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will build a tower structure with the goal of building a tower with the highest apex using index cards.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Pulley Power

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will practice building different pulley systems. The goal of this activity is to build your own pulley to lift a small toy.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Pingpong Catapults

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will practice build a catapult. The goal of this activity is to see how far you can launch a pingpong ball using your catapult.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: A Tube Rube

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will design and build a Rube Goldberg machine to get a marble through a cardboard tube and into a cup.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Hello! Who Is Calling?

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will build a model of a telephone. The goal of this activity is to build a model of a telephone to see which materials allow sound waves to travel best.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Marshmallow High-Rise

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will build a model of a high-rise building out of marshmallows. The goal of this activity is to build the tallest tower you can build that will stay standing on its own.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Rockin’ Roller Coaster

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will build a roller coaster that contains at least one upside-down loop, and holds a marble in its track from beginning to end without falling out.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Paper Airplane Race

    Published on June 20, 2022
    In this activity, you will make a paper airplane that goes the farthest. You will also explore the role that aerodynamics, thrust and gravity can play in how far it will fly.