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Featured Activities

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  • Episode
  • Learning Goal
  • Description
  • Workin’ It Out
  • Episode 207: Workin' It Out
  • Learn about bias and practice setting up and carrying out an experiment to make sure experiment results are accurate.
  • Staying active is an important part of your overall health. Find out the best ways to keep your family active and having fun!
  • Bird is the Word
  • Episode 304: Feathered Friends
  • Practice observations skills and learn to differentiate between different birds in your neighborhood.
  • Birds are fascinating animals to watch, and it is fun to to learn how to identify them. Your family can use the same techniques to identify birds that scientists use.
  • 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!
  • Grab & Go
  • Episode 201: Aquabots
  • Practice the engineering design cycle and the process and testing and redesigning.
  • Robotic arms were developed to help with dangerous jobs such as heavy duty welding, painting, and lifting large equipment. Practice your engineering skills by building your own mechanical arm!
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