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Do-it-Yourself Science Kits
Future Scientists and Engineers of America (FSEA) offers a series of fun, educational do-it-yourself science kits that develop a passion and outlines a pathway for science and engineering practices and careers.
This all-inclusive, turn-key program comes complete with in-depth step-by-step instructions and all of the hands-on materials needed for 24 students. Educators and program leaders can mix and match the kits to design a multi-day, multi-week, or yearlong program that can even align with the National or State Science Content Standards and Engineering Practices.
Floating & Sinking
Discover why some objects float and others sink during a series of colorful and playful experiments. Students will make a take-home a density test tube and compete in a foil boat competition.
Investigate whorls, arches and loops as you practice lifting fingerprints using tools that actual forensic scientists use. Also included is an activity designed to test your observation skills by identifying the faces of possible suspects.
Explore and identify a variety of mystery liquids and powders through a series of chemical tests while also learning about acids, bases and pH levels. Separate the pigments of colorful markers to determine which pen was used to write a ransom note.
Investigate like a forensic scientist by learning how to collect evidence and analyze handwriting samples. Students will compete to see who can identify the suspect and will get to create their own plaster cast of an animal track to take home.
Flight of the Electron
Understand the difference between closed circuits and open circuits by conducting experiments that involve lighting a bulb. Experiment with different materials to see which ones are the best conductors of electricity. Students will put their knowledge to the test by building a take-home porch light model with a switch.
Learn how an electric circuit with a switch works by using snap-together circuitry kits. Test the difference between a circuit in series and a parallel circuit by connecting wires, batteries, spinning discs, and lights. Students will apply their knowledge of circuits by making a take-home game board with an electronic buzzer.
Gliding & Sailing
Experiment with a variety of fun, hand-built models that glide and sail through the air, on land and in water while learning the principles of Newton’s Laws of Motion and the forces involved in how objects move.
Build it! Rockets
Experiment with Newton’s Third Law of Motion by building and designing different types of rockets. Learn about thrust and drag and the effects of parachutes and fins. Students will get to build their own rockets made from plastic bottles which they will use to participate in an outdoor rocket launch competition.
Built it! Catapults
Understand the concepts associated with the transfer of stored energy into motion energy and how far an object can be thrown. Students will build two types of catapults and compete in a launch competition for accuracy and distance.
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