RAFT Activity Kit: Static Merry-go-Round

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Have your own classroom science fair today with RAFT hands on Activity Kits!

Can’t make it to the White House Science Fair today? Here are some great hands on ideas for your own local Science Fair!

Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) has over 600 Idea Sheets with more than 400 focused on Sciences – Life Science, Earth/Space Science and Physical Science. These idea sheets can lead to a myriad of possibilities! Here are a few RAFT hands on Science activity ideas that you can even conduct as a classroom science project!

Colors of Light
A Student enjoying the color patterns
in the easily built spectroscope.
Make your own with the
RAFT Colors of Light Activity Kit!
  • White light is actually a combination of different colors. This easily built spectroscope allows students to separate the incoming light into its component colors, forming a light spectrum (rainbow). Besides creating interesting color patterns it can be used to identify different sources of light.
  • Grade Range: K - 12
  • Download Idea Sheet
  • Buy Activity Kit
Hovercraft
Floating Garden of Magnets (physics)
Gravity Defying Frog (physics/art)
The RAFT Gravity Defying Frog Activity Kit
  • Students will investigate cause and effect, center of mass, balance, and stable equilibrium while they create this fascinating, scientific toy!
  • Grade Range: K - 8 
  • Download Idea Sheet
  • Buy Activity Kit


You can also find STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related hands on RAFT Idea Sheets and Activity Kits that conform to curriculum standards at www.raft.net.

Have you tried out any of these kits? Give us your feedback! Do you have more innovative hands on ideas to teach science or STEM subjects? Share it with us!

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