Mathematical Russian Matryoshka Figures

Explore Russian culture and mathematical properties of proportion, scale, surface area, and self-similarity while creating a version of this nesting Matryoshka doll!

Flashlight Fun

An everyday flashlight is a wonderful example of a simple electronic circuit in action. Students will enjoy investigating the inner workings of real flashlights, and then building their own flashlights using common materials.

Critter Capsule

Build student curiosity about motion, center of mass, and inertia with this fun activity! Use this activity as a tool to discuss the characteristics of living organisms. The reason for the capsule’s tumbling motion is concealed by the foil which adds to its “mysterious” nature and provides an opportunity to practice observation and science process […]

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