Activities & Lessons: Transportation

Activities & Lessons: Transportation

Activity Topic Grade
Source Time Special
Carve That Mountain: Build roads through a varied landscape Transportation 3-4, 5-6 Teach Engineering 2 50-min. sessions For group: 25 lbs. clay (buy online) or make the equivalent amount of paper mache with newspapers
Thrill Ride Design: a crazy roller coaster ride for a marble—but make sure it doesn’t fly off the track! Transportation 3-4, 5-6 FETCH! 45 min. Per team: 3 or 4 marbles; 6' foam pipe insulation tubing, 3/4" or 1" in diameter

*Indicates whether an activity is suitable for a community event. Activities considered appropriate for a large-scale community event are attention-grabbing but simple; use inexpensive materials; require minimal instruction, supervision, and cleanup; and can be modified to take place over a short period of time (about 15-20 minutes).