Weather Movement Die / Dado de movimiento meteorológico

Roll the die and move as directed, like the weather! Tira el dado y muévete según las indicaciones, ¡como el meteorológico! The English/Spanish version is shown below. Find the English only version HERE. La versión en inglés/español se muestra a continuación. Encuentre la versión solo en inglés AQUÍ.

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Sun, Earth, Moon Model

A simple (not to scale) model of the sun, earth, moon system. Great for reinforcing the idea that a day is one earth rotation, a year is one revolution of the earth around the sun, and a lunar month (one revolution of the moon around the earth) is about 28 days.

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Loop-the-Loop and Other Explorations with Die Cast Cars

Materials (for four testing stations) 4 Name Brand Die Cast Cars (Hot Wheels™ or Matchbox™) 4 Generic Die Cast Cars 16 Hot Wheels™ Track Sections and Connectors 4 Hot Wheels™ Loop Accessory and Track Section 4 Hot Wheels™ Car Launcher with Connector and Short Track Section Masking Tape Key Question How can we use data…

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Paper Helicopters

Materials Paper Helicopter Templates (large and small – printed on regular paper) Paper clips Clothespins (plastic or wood) Scissors Key Question What affects how long paper helicopters stay in the air? Learning Objectives Children will… • make paper helicopters and play with them. • explore how changing the paper helicopters impacts how long they stay…

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Gravity Well in a Bowl or Bucket

Mesmerizing marbles orbit around a gravity well just as Einstein imagined! From a small bowl gravity well to one that fits into a bucket, prepare to spend time rapt in orbital therapy. #STEMAZingVideo below shows gravity wells in action. Add a PVC pipe guide for the marbles to experiment even further. Keep scrolling for Gravity…

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Checkerboard Coding Game (with arrow colors to match Code & Go Robot Mouse)

Materials $1 Checkboard Game 2-4 Ping-Pong Balls $1 Plastic Animals Googly Eyes (optional but highly recommended) Glue Dots or tape Copies of Command Cards and Robot Base Key Question Can you use simple commands to program the ping-pong ball robot to reach its target animal? Learning Objectives Young computer programmers will… • learn how to…

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Tik Tiki Toy from Trash

A modified version of the Tik Tiki from Arvind Gupta’s Toys from Trash – we replaced the button with a wooden bead. The crown cap can be replaced with a plastic lid or metal cap of any kind. Lots of variations to test! Find directions for assembly here: https://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys/crowncap.html

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