Paper Airplane Launcher

You needed this. A short-takeoff machine for paper airplanes. This demo shows you how, step-by-step, and will help you make your paper-airplane experiments more consistent. By using this launcher, you can test your designs by launching them the same way every time....

Earthquake Shake!

It matters where you build. Some soil is excellent, and some isn’t. Some buildings are so big and heavy they have to be built on bedrock. Could you build a stable structure on unstable soil? An excellent example of interdisciplinary science, this demonstration...

Science Buddies

You need a way to combine fun and education to keep your kids interested, motivated, and learning. Science Buddies has you covered. Visit this excellent site for many many fun science demonstrations. From chemistry to physics, there is a little something for all...

Binary Images

Ones and Zeros. On and off. What does it all mean? Binary language is fundamental to computing. Make that concept more visual by creating a graphical representation of binary. Follow this guide to see how you can use words or colors to represent a binary code in a...

Crowdsourcing

Bill Gates wasn’t alone, and neither was Steve Jobs. Both incredibly successful computer programmers worked with teams of people to build products that performed well and were creative innovations. This lesson teaches students how crowdsourcing is teamwork that...

Computer Science Fundamentals

Is your teen interested in computers, computer science, or coding? Code.org has put together a strong collection of unplugged activities aimed at illuminating various aspects of computer science that are transferable to the digital realm.. The challenge level of these...

Thinkfun

Unplug for a bit with these six activities that teach the fundamentals of coding. You’ll build marketable skills while having fun. Easy to do with materials that are readily available around the house make these ideal!  To start coding and learning computer...

Really Long Straw

The air around us pushes on us and wraps us like a cozy blanket. Without it, we’d have a hard time breathing, or flying even! Explore the physics of atmospheric pressure and capillary action by making a ridiculously long straw. Challenge yourself to make the...

Wonder Workshop Challenge

From the creators of our friends Dash and Dot this website links to weekly activities for students that don’t reaquire a robot! New challenges are presented to students each week. The Wonder...

Relay Programming

Computers can be frustrating. Creating complex computer programs involves a lot of work, effort, success, and failure. Strong computer skills are necessary, but they aren’t the only thing a good programmer needs. This lesson emphasizes teamwork, self-discipline,...