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Physics

Physics

The Nature of Science

What is science? In this activity, youth learn about the different ways of studying the world around us. They will use the scientific method to design and test an alka seltzer rocket.

Engineering

Transportation and the Environment - Virtual Edition

In this workshop, students examine current and potential energy sources used for transportation, learn about fuel cell cars, explore the various types of fuels used in transportation and design their own vehicle.

Engineering

Structures against Extreme Weather

Students design and build a structure that protects toy people from a hurricane.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Beaver Dam and Lodge Activity

Students build a beaver dam and lodge to understand what stable structures are and then they test their structure by placing a load on it - something heavy like a brick - and see if the force will make the structure collapse.

Physics

Cylinders and Everyday Structures (Grade 1)

Test different structures to see how strong they are!

Physics Volunteer Activities

Electricity: Harry Potter Type Wands

Students are introduced to a simple circuit and switch with a light bulb, similar to a Harry Potter type wand.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Conservation of Energy

Students learn about conservation of energy, measure the bounce of a ball at different heights and then use elastic potential energy to make a paper glider fly having kinetic energy.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Balloon Cars and Pompom Poppers

Students build pompom poppers and balloon cars to learn about forces causing movement.

Physics

Flight

Students build a paper glider and test it for forces of flight.

Physics

Cylinders: Shapes and Strength (Short)

Students test the strength of different shaped paper cylinders.

Health Sciences

Blood Spatter Analysis

In this activity, students will use blood spatter and physics principles to solve a crime.

Physics

Hydraulics

Students compare hydraulic and pneumatic systems and create a hydraulic arm.

Physics

Pencil Water Bag

Learn about polymers with this simple experiment.

Physics

Parachutes

Students will learn about the force of gravity and air resistance by making a parachute out of simple materials.

Engineering

Straw Tower Challenge

Build a tower only out of straws!