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Maker Activities

Fun hands-on science activities for kids

The Maker spirit is all about “learning-through-doing”. Infuse this spirit into your elementary classroom or science fair with fun, hands-on activites designed to encourage scientific exploration and spark curiosity in your K-5 students!

Kazoo Design an Instrument?

What We Want to Know:
What construction techniques affect the
sound of a kazoo?

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Mix Up a Bouncing Ball

What We Want to Know:
Can you make a bouncing ball from stuff in
your own kitchen?

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Make a Cricket Thermometer

What We Want to Find Out:
Can a cricket’s chirps tell us the
temperature outside?

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Marshmallow Launch

What We Want to Find Out:
How far can a catapult launch different
types of “payload”?

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Eating Like a Bird

What We Want to Find Out:
What types of seed attract which varieties
of birds?

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Thirsty for Art?

What We Want to Know:
Why do salty foods make me thirsty?

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Camouflaged Critters

What We Want to Find Out:
How can animals hide from predators?

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Build a Boat

What We Want to Find Out:
Can you build a boat that will hold 20
pennies?

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Don’t Crack

What We Want to Find Out:
What is the best material to protect an
egg when dropped from 10 feet?

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Gearing Up

What We Want to Know:
How do gears make my bike move?

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