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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Oil Spill Clean-Up!

Learn about the negative effects of oil spills on aquatic environments and methods for "cleaning" up oil spills by partaking in a timed game to clean up a fake oil spill with provided materials.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Icy Investigation

Students analyze ice core samples to help learn about the climate in the past.

Health Sciences

Heart Rate

Learn about heart rate and why it is elevated during exercise.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Seed Dispersal (Short)

Students create three paper seeds to test how they disperse.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Exploring Tree Rings

Learn how tree rings can give scientists important information about the changing climate conditions in an area.

Health Sciences

Brain Hats

Students create a brain hat and learn about the different parts of the brain.


Light and Refraction

A quick activity to demonstrate how light travels through air and water.


Hula Hooping

Learn about centripetal force!


Exploding Gliders

Learn how to make an exploding glider using pressure!


Weighing Scale

Make your own spring scale!


Walking Through Paper

Learn how to cut a hole in a sheet of paper, big enough to walk through!

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Carbon Sinks

In this activity, students will learn about carbon sinks and create tree-shaped cellulose sponges.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Acid Rain Demonstration

Students learn how acid rain is formed and the use of pH indicators.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Get to the Point

Students compare point source and nonpoint source pollution.


A-MAZE-zing Magnets

Make your own magnet maze!