EDC Explore It! & Design It!
  • Explore It! Set

    Explore It! Set

    Instructional materials only. A series of exploratory science experiences for out-of-school programs and elementary school students (ages 8-12), funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by Education Development Center, Inc. Explore It!...

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  • Design It! Guides Series Set

    Design It! Guides Series Set

    A complete set of 14 projects (Balls and Tracks, Pinball, Trebuchets, Gliders, Paper Bridges, Rubber Band-Powered Cars, Balloon Powered-Cars, Cardboard Constructions, Cranes, Blinking Lights, String Telephones, Straw Rockets, Spinning Toys, Sand and...

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  • Explore It! Implementation Guide to Projects

    Explore It! Implementation Guide to Projects

    Designed to serve as an introduction to the Explore It! series, this guide covers aspects of managing and structuring each exploration by providing suggestions for effective practices that engage the children in a productive and satisfying experience...

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  • Explore It! Sinking and Floating Guide

    Explore It! Sinking and Floating Guide

    Children explore the buoyancy of common objects and make boats from a variety of materials, gaining a sense of the relative contribution of the material and its shape in determining whether it will sink or float. They repeat their experiments with salt...

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  • Explore It! Measuring Ourselves Guide

    Explore It! Measuring Ourselves Guide

    Children measure their own bodies in a variety of ways to learn more about their basic physical make-up and to observe both the consistency and variation of body shape, size, and strength among their peers. Instructional material. Explore It! is a...

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  • Explore It! Exploring Food Guide

    Explore It! Exploring Food Guide

    Marooned on a desert island with a limited food supply, children investigate the properties and make-up of common foods. Investigations of water content, fat content and the roles of starch and gluten in flour all contribute to the overall question of...

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  • Explore It! Wiring a House Guide

    Explore It! Wiring a House Guide

    Children discover some of the principles of practical wiring and electrical circuitry by installing lights and switches in the rooms of a cardboard house. They follow electrical "pathways" within their circuits to explain why some light bulbs shine...

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  • Explore It! Heating a House and an Oven Guide

    Explore It! Heating a House and an Oven Guide

    By finding different ways to insulate a cardboard "house" warmed by just one 40W light bulb, children explore the difference between the ideas of heat and temperature. Then, using a 100W bulb, they turn the house into an "oven" that can bake cookies at...

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  • Explore It! Colliding Balls Guide

    Explore It! Colliding Balls Guide

    Using a piece of molding as a track and a set of different kinds of balls, children experiment to see what happens when the balls collide with each other, through which children gain some sense of how objects exchange energy. Instructional material...

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  • Explore It! Balloons Guide

    Explore It! Balloons Guide

    Different sizes and shapes of inflated balloons can be launched in a variety of ways with the result being different trajectories and different distances traveled. Children learn about the phenomena of action-reaction and the properties of air pressure...

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  • Explore It! Siphons Guide

    Explore It! Siphons Guide

    Using an arrangement of plastic tubing and a special connector, children transform a soda bottle into an interesting device for exploring how water flows through a closed or open system. Connecting multiples of these special bottles adds to the challenge...

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