Alphabetical List of Lessons

blue bar

Search  Search WWW
To Lessons by Subject & Grade To Quick & Easy Activities

blue bar

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  W 


  1. Acid Rain: An Air Pollutant
  2. Acid Rain: The Disappearing Statue
  3. AIDS – What Is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?
  4. Air Bags and Collisions – How Do Airbags Prevent Automobile Injuries?
  5. Airfoil Experiment 1
  6. Air: You Can’t See It, But It’s There!
  7. Air Pollution Control
  8. Air Power for Transportation
  9. Air Pressure – A Demonstration
  10. Air Pressure–What Is Air Pressure and How Can It Be Measured?
  11. Air Quality and Transportation
  12. Aircraft Fire Rescue – How Does a Firefighter Put Out an Airplane Fire?
  13. Altitude Tracking – An Application of Geometry
  14. Animal or Plant?
  15. Antacid Tablet Race
  16. Antarctica I – Why Do Scientists Go to Antarctica?
  17. Antarctica II – Why Is Antarctica So Important to Our Planet?
  18. Archery – How Has Technology Changed the Bow and Arrow over the Centuries?
  19. Asthma – What Makes It Hard For People With Asthma To Breathe?
  20. Aurora Borealis – What Creates These Shimmering Celestial Lights?
  21. Avalanche Rescue – How Do Dogs Find People Buried in an Avalanche?
  22. The Awful 8: The Pollution Play

  23. Balloon Safari – How Does the Mara Ecosystem in Africa Work?
  24. Balloon Staging – Rocket Staging
  25. Balloons – Why Are They Stretchy?
  26. Battery Life
  27. Bee Stings – Communication by Smell
  28. Being Alive
  29. Bicycles – How Do a Bike and Its Rider Stay Up?
  30. Biological Rhythms
  31. Blood Typing – What Makes Different Blood Types Different?
  32. Body Fat – Is All Fat Bad?
  33. Bone Marrow – What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant and How Does It Work?
  34. Bones – How Do Bones Get So Strong?
  35. Bottle Habitat
  36. Brain Injury – An Eggs-periment with Helmets
  37. Breathing Easy – Why We Need Plants in Order to Breathe
  38. Broken Bones – Experience Splinting

  39. Cancer Causes – Why Do People Get Cancer?
  40. Cancer treatments – Is Cancer Curable?
  41. Car Engines – How Do Car Engines Work?
  42. Circles of Light – The Mathematics of Rainbows
  43. Circus High Wire – How Do Tightrope Walkers Keep Their Balance?
  44. The City from the Ooze
  45. Cockroaches – Designing a Trap
  46. Coffee – How Does a Coffee Bean Become a Cup of Java?
  47. Colored Shadows – Using Lights to Mix Colors
  48. Community Problem Solving
  49. Contaminated Drinking Water
  50. Convection – How Does It Happen in Our Atmosphere?
  51. Cooling via Shade
  52. Cratering in Your Classroom
  53. Creating a Salad Dressing – Applying the Scientific Method
  54. Cryogenics – Science Fact or Science Fiction?

  55. Demonstrating Dew and Frost
  56. Diabetes – What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
  57. Diet and Nutrition – How Does Fast Food Stack Up?
  58. Digging the Earth's Crust
  59. Dinosaur I – Finding and Dating
  60. Dinosaur II – Assembling a Dinosaur
  61. Does the Sun Influence the Temperature of the Earth?
  62. Domed Stadiums – What Keeps Inflated Stadiums Up?
  63. Do Plants Need Sunlight?
  64. DNA Fingerprinting – Can Blood Found at a Crime Scene Really Identify a Criminal?
  65. Dolphin Communication – Exploring Nonverbal Communication
  66. The Dry Compass Experiment

  67. Egg Fun – Exploring Like a Scientist
  68. Electric Cars – Exploring Electrical Circuits
  69. Electricity: Open and Short Circuits
  70. Electromagnet - Make your own!
  71. Engineering Toothpaste – Everyday Chemistry
  72. Ergonomics – What Is Ergonomics and Why Is It Important?
  73. Ethanol – How Does It Make a Car Run?
  74. Equator – What Is Life Like for Animals, Plants and People at the African Equator?

  75. Finger Boomerangs
  76. Fingerprinting – A Lesson on Classification
  77. Fish Heads – A Lesson on Adaptation
  78. Fish Tank Optics
  79. Flying Tube
  80. Flying Wing
  81. Four-Wing Paper Boomerang
  82. Frisbee Physics – How Does Physics Play a Role in Frisbee Flying?

  83. Galaxy Mapping – Why Make Maps of the Galaxies?
  84. Gems – How Do Gemstones Get Their Color?
  85. Genetics – You Are Unique
  86. Geothermal Power Plant Model - Make your own!
  87. Glacier Climbing – What Is a Glacier and How Does One Move?
  88. Glaucoma
  89. Glass Blowing – How Do They Make Glass into Different Shapes?
  90. Glass Recycling – Exploring Volume
  91. Gliders
  92. Gold Mine – How Is Gold Found in the Ground?
  93. Graphing Stratospheric Ozone
  94. Greenhouse Effect from Newton's Apple – How Does the Loss of Ozone Affect Our Climate?
  95. The Greenhouse Effect
  96. Guess What?! – A Lesson about Atoms

  97. Have You Ever Met a Tree?
  98. Hearing – Can I Damage My Hearing by Listening to Loud Music?
  99. The Hidden Jewels of Geometry
  100. High Jump – How Do High Jumpers Set New Records?
  101. Hip Replacement – How Do Artificial Implants Work in the Body?
  102. Hollywood Stunts – A Lesson in Heat Conduction and Insulation
  103. Household Chemistry – Acid or Base?
  104. How a Plane Is Controlled – Aerodynamic Principles and Control Surfaces
  105. How Caves Are Formed – An Experiment
  106. How I Can Control the Soccer Ball – Applying the Laws of Physics
  107. How Do Clocks Keep Time? – Making a Water Clock
  108. How Do Sharks Find Their Prey? – A Lesson in Classification
  109. How Do We Get the Impurities Out of Drinking Water? – Making Freshwater from Seawater
  110. How Does the Human Eye See?
  111. How Does the Oyster Make a Pearl? – An Exercise in Observation
  112. How to Read a Thermometer
  113. How TV Works
  114. Human Slingshot Ride – How Does the "Ejector Seat" Ride Work?
  115. Hydropower - The force of water!
  116. Hypercoaster – How Do You Know a Roller Coaster Is Safe?

  117. Ice Energy & Making Ice Cream
  118. Ice Surfers – An Experiment in Tacking into the Wind
  119. In-Line Skating – Do In-Line Skates Really Go Faster than Roller Skates?
  120. Insulation Which material is best?
  121. In-Vitro Fertilization – What Are "Test-tube Babies" and How Are They Made?
  122. Inca Engineering – How Did the Incas Build without Mortar or Wheels?

  123. Jumbo Jets – How Do They Get off the Ground?
  124. Jungle Survival – How Do People Survive in the Jungle Without Food or Water?

  125. Keeping a Daily Weather Log

  126. Lemon Power
  127. Let's Catch Some Dirt from the Air
  128. Light by Friction
  129. Lightning – How Is Lightning Formed?
  130. Lightning - Make your own!
  131. Liquid Bottle Rocket
  132. Liquid Nitrogen Fun!
  133. Living in a Tree
  134. Luge – How Do Engineering and Technology Play a Role in the Olympics?

  135. Make a Candle Spinner - Motion from heat energy
  136. Make a Rheostat
  137. Make a Thermometer
  138. Make a Turbine
  139. Make Your Own Burglar Alarm
  140. Making a Barometer
  141. Making a Cloud in a Jar
  142. Making a Hair Hygrometer
  143. Making an Air Thermometer
  144. Making Paper Airplane Gliders
  145. Making a Shoe-Box Guitar
  146. Making a Steam-Powered "Rocket Boat"
  147. Making a Straw Woodwind
  148. Making a Water Lens
  149. Making a Water Sampler
  150. Making a Weather Vane
  151. Making an Anemometer
  152. Making a Windsock
  153. Making a Wind Vane
  154. Making an Anemometer
  155. Malaria Tracking – How Can You Locate Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes?
  156. Mammoth Dig – Why Are There Mammoth "Burial Grounds"?
  157. Maple-Seed Helicopters
  158. Match-Stick Rocket
  159. Maya Bike Trek – How Can Technology Help You Take a Bike Trip through Central America?
  160. McEagle Styrofoam Glider
  161. Medical Quackeries – Can This Machine Cure Me?
  162. Meteors – What Are Meteors and Where Do They Come From?
  163. Microwave Ovens – What Is the Science behind Microwave Cooking?
  164. Modeling the Nervous System
  165. Mummies – How Are Mummies Able to "Survive" the Tests of Time?
  166. Murder Mystery – How Do Forensic Scientists Help Solve Murders?
  167. Mushroom Prints
  168. Musical Tube

  169. NASA Robots – What Are Robots? How Are They Used in Space?
  170. Newton Car
  171. Nicotine – Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?
  172. Novocain – How Can the Dentist Drill My Teeth Without Hurting Me?

  173. Ocean in a Bottle
  174. Oil Spills – How Do You Clean Up an Oil Spill?
  175. The Old Windbag
  176. Olympic Solar Energy
  177. Olympic Training Center – How Can Biomechanics Help an Athlete?
  178. Omnimax – How Is a Giant-Screen Movie Made and Projected?
  179. Ozone – How Do CFC's Destroy Ozone in the Earth's Atmosphere?
  180. Ozone Pollution - Smog Alert

  181. Paper Clip Sailing
  182. Paper Rockets
  183. Particulate Matter and "The Lorax"
  184. Particulate Matter - How Dirty Is the Air We Breathe?
  185. Peanut Power
  186. Pencil Rockets
  187. Pet Food – How Do Scientists Create the Perfect Dining Delights for My Pet?
  188. Phases of the Moon – Why Does the Moon Look Different at Different Times of the Month?
  189. Photosynthesis – How Do Plants Make Food?
  190. Ping Pong Ball Curves
  191. Pizza Box Solar Oven
  192. Plants and Oxygen: Breathing Easy
  193. Playing with Polymers
  194. Positively Paper – Making and Recycling Paper
  195. Propeller Experiment 4
  196. Propeller Experiment 5
  197. Proteins – What Are Proteins and Why Are They Important?
  198. Prosthetic Limbs

  199. Rain Forest Animals
  200. Rain Forest Plants
  201. Rain or Shine: 6 CAPS Lessons to Explore Meteorology and Weather
  202. Riverboats – How Does Steam Power Big Machinery?
  203. Re-creating the Greenhouse Effect
  204. Reflexes
  205. Reflexes – Why Does a Doctor Check My reflexes When I Have a Check-Up?
  206. Robots – What Are Robots and How Do They Differ From Other Machines?
  207. Rock Climbing – How Can the Human Body Stick to a Sheer Cliff?
  208. Rocket Car
  209. Rocket Pinwheel

  210. Satellite Technology – What Will Future Satellite Technology Bring?
  211. Science Safari: Energy Resources
  212. Scuba Diving – What Does It Take to Scuba Dive?
  213. Sewer Science – Where Does Sewage Go?
  214. Simulator Rides – How Are Amusement Park Rides Designed to Create Illusions?
  215. Ski Jumping – How Do Ski Jumpers Go So Far?
  216. Sky Blue – Why Is the Sky Blue?
  217. Slinky Physics – How Do Toys Work?
  218. Soda Pop Can Hero Engine
  219. Solar S’mores
  220. Solar Hot Dog Cooker
  221. Solar-Powered Cars
  222. Sounds Like Science – Bottle Organ
  223. Sounds Like Science – Drums
  224. Sounds Like Science – Guitars
  225. Sounds Like Science – Jamboree
  226. Sounds Like Science – Kazoo
  227. Splitting Water - H2O Hydrolysis
  228. Steroids – Do Athletes Need to Take Synthetic Steroids?
  229. Sunken Slave Ship – How and What Can We Learn From a Shipwreck?

  230. Taking Apart Electrical Appliances
  231. Taste and Smell – Why Does Food Seem Tasteless When You Have a Cold?
  232. Taste Buds
  233. Tears – Why Do We Cry?
  234. Telecommunications – New Frontiers in Electronic Communications
  235. Temperature Inversion
  236. Traffic Control – How Can Technology Help Alleviate Traffic Jams?
  237. Trash Disposal Choices
  238. Tsunami

  239. Using Bubbles to Learn about Light Interference

  240. Water Energy
  241. Waterskiing – How Do Water Skis Stay Up?
  242. The Wet Compass Experiment
  243. Wetlands – What Are Wetlands and Why Are They So Important?
  244. What Is Heat Transfer?
  245. What Is Infrared Light and How Does It Work?
  246. What is Temperature?
  247. What is Wind?
  248. White Water Rafting – How Do White-water Rafters Navigate the Rapids?
  249. Whodunit? – Fingerprints and Classification
  250. Why Do You Need a Liver?
  251. Wild Lion Vets
  252. Wilderness Training – How Do Adventurers Prepare for a Long Wilderness Journey?
  253. Wind Blow – What Causes Wind? Where Do Air Masses Come From and Where Do They Go?
  254. Wooden Helicopter

Are you happy with your life?

Michigan Reach Out! has distilled our best mentor training into a book, Passport 2 Purpose.

Let us help you answer the important questions that determine whether you will enjoy your life's journey!

blue bar

The Basics:    Why Hands-On Science?    Basic Scientific Concepts
Guide for Preparing Lessons How to Submit Lessons to this Site
Tips for lesson facilitators
Let us know what you think! E-mail Martha: webmaster Return to Reach Out! Michigan Home Page
Updated 5 Jan 12