Idea Sheets & Activity Kits

Designing Design Challenges

A design challenge involves teams of students working on a task with limited time and materials. In the process, students learn to brainstorm, to work toward a shared goal, to persist by learning and redesigning based on earlier attempts, and to take on the various team roles involved in accomplishing a task as a group.

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Photosynthesis Review Books

Create personalized mini-books to review and see photosynthesis in a new light!

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Match My Part

Match Equivalent Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and 100’s charts in this fast-paced game! Playing this game reinforces recognizing different forms of equivalent numbers and parts of a whole.

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Graphing Race to the Edge!

Rev up graphing skills & be the first to race all your game pieces to the target zone!

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Solar Cell Demonstrator

Experiment with a solar “cell”, a motor, and a light source to learn about circuits, solar energy, and converting visible light into electrical energy, motion, and light.

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Polynomial Pancakes!

Flip over a stack of mathematical “pancakes” made of equivalent versions of first, second, and third degree polynomials!

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Leaf Mixture Chromatography

Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants combine carbon dioxide, water, and solar energy to create sugars for support and for food, releasing oxygen as a by-product. This activity reveals the pigments in leaves that enable plants to harness the Sun’s energy, and gives students valuable hands-on experience using a common laboratory technique.

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Dive into Square Pools

Build increasingly larger square pools with a single tile border to look for patterns in the number of tiles needed. Develop a general tile formula for any size square pool.

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Better Wind Vane

This easily make wind vane will point to the source of a real or a student generated wind!

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Tangram Tactics!

Tangrams not only make interesting pictures, but when described mathematically, they reveal geometric fractions, decimals, and percents!

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