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Activities


Featured Activities

  • Activity
  • Episode
  • Learning Goal
  • Description
  • Waste Audit
  • Episode 111: Going Green
  • Better understand where trash goes; Decide what to reduce, reuse and recycle; Learn to chart your findings
  • Sort a day's worth of trash from your home into different classes and graph what percentage can be recycled vs. true trash to make greener choices.
  • Take it in Stride
  • Episode 105: Horsing Around
  • Learn the difference between step and stride; Measure lengths; Calculate average; Estimate larger distances without rulers
  • Get your family stepping by measuring stride length, calculating everyone's average stride, and learn how to estimate distances without a ruler.
  • Robot Body Language
  • Episode 110: Robots to the Rescue!
  • Brainstorming; Non-verbal communication skills
  • Your challenge is to communicate an emotion to your family, like a robot, without using your face or voice.
  • Parachute Parade
  • Episode 102: Puppet Power
  • Practice the experimenting skill of changing only one thing (or variable) at a time.
  • Hone your family's engineering skills and create a parachute that helps a toy minifigure reach the ground slowly and safely!
  • Light Bulb Challenge
  • Episode 111: Going Green
  • Test different types of light bulbs to see which is most efficient.
  • Use this simple experiment to test whether new light bulbs are really more energy efficient.
  • Heart to Heart
  • Episode 105: Horsing Around
  • Build a stethoscope; Measure resting heart rate
  • Build your own stethoscope and try different ways to measure how your family's heart rates change with exercise!
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