Educational Activities

Spot Challenge: Egg Tower Challenge

    Materials:  Plastic eggs, play-doh and ruler How tall of an egg tower can you build using the provided materials? Challenge your friends to see who can build the tallest tower!  

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Spot Challenge: Lego Puzzlemaster

Materials:  Legos, Paper, Colored Pencils Number of Participants: 4 You mastered the Lego Puzzle. Now it is time for you to become the Puzzlemaster! Using the Legos, can you create your own Lego Puzzle for a friend to solve? Experiment with different shapes and arrangements but make sure your puzzle has a solution! For an…

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Spot Challenge: Protect the Peep!

Materials: Jelly beans (or gumdrops), toothpicks, construction paper and peeps Your challenge is to create a sturdy structure to protect the peep from the hot Spring Sun with using only the materials provided.

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Spot Challenge: Make A Toothpick Star

Materials:  Toothpicks, water dropper/straw, water Without touching the toothpicks you must use the water dropper or straw, to turn the broken toothpicks into a star with water! Parent Prep: Set up the toothpicks in the shape shown in the first picture. The shape consists of 5 tooth picks. You must bend the tooth picks in…

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Spot Challenge: Keep the Paper Dry

Materials:  Paper towels, large bowl of water, plastic cup (varying in size) What is the best way to keep the paper towel dry? You must figure out a way to put the paper towel into the bucket of water and remove it without the paper towel getting wet only using the materials provided. Challenge Yourself:…

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Spot Challenge: Parachute Drop

Materials: Construction paper, computer paper, string, fabric, paper clips, button with 4 holes, hole puncher Number of Participants Per Group: 6 at the most Your challenge is to use the materials provided and create a functional parachute. Once you have completed the construction of your parachute, test your parachute and see how well it does…

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Spot Challenge: Paper Straw Rocket

Materials:  paper, straw, tape, scissors* Use the provided materials to create a straw rocket that will go the farthest. *Parent Prep: Get materials organized for all students to have easy access. Suggestions for Success: Parents can prepare their own rocket first to show children how to create theirs!

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Spot Challenge: Lock the Door

Materials:  Paper, bendy straws, tape, pipe cleaners, bottle tops or buttons (something small and round) Take a piece of paper and fold the outside edges in to the middle to create a door. Then using the material provided it is your job to create a working latch to keep the door closed. Make sure you…

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Spot Challenge: Surface Tension

Materials: Variety of coins, water, water droppers, recording sheet, pencils. Challenge: How much water can a coin hold? I challenge you to fit as many drops of water as you can onto a coin. Record your findings as you go! Which coin held the most water? Why do you think it did?

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Spot Challenge: Snowball Shooters

Can you shoot a snowball into the sky? Skills: STEM—Engineering Materials:  Toilet paper tube, Pre-Cut Paper White Cardstock (1/4 of a regular sheet), Markers, Glue Stick Tape (optional), Balloon, Scissors, cotton balls. Using the materials provided, how can you make a snowman that shoots snowballs into the sky?

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