Welcome, educators!

We’re thrilled you’re interested in experimenting with Active Learning! This resource is designed to help you find brief Active Learning activities that you can easily integrate into your classroom during the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Active Learning Day on October 25th, 2016 – and, of course, beyond! These brief activities, curated from and by 100Kin10 partners, leading organizations in STEM teaching, are divided by grade level and subject area and designed to facilitate Active Learning experiences for you and your students.

We’d like to give a big thank you to our submitting partner organizations and reviewing partner organizations for making this project possible!

About Active Learning

Active Learning Activities

Pre-K – 2nd Grade

Pond Muck Exploration

Lawrence Hall of Science

Grade Levels: Kindergarten

Stereo Hangers

Community Resources for Science

Grade Levels: 1st

It’s Just a Phase!

Community Resources for Science

Grade Levels: 2nd

What is Technology?

National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston

Grade Levels: 1st2nd3rd4th5th

What is Engineering?

National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston

Grade Levels: 1st2nd3rd4th5th

Curious About Bubbles

ASSET STEM Education

Grade Levels: 2nd

Algorithms with Tangrams

INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering @ Purdue University

Grade Levels: 1st

My Book of Five

Illustrative Mathematics

Grade Levels: Kindergarten

Sorting Out Our Shoes

Erikson Institute

Grade Levels: 1st2ndKindergartenPre-K

3rd - 5th Grade

Adapting to Survive: Why Does Arctic Fox’s Fur Change Color in the Summer?

Community Resources for Science

Grade Levels: 3rd

Design an Energy System

Lawrence Hall of Science

Grade Levels: 4th

Droplets Behaving Strangely! Polarity in Liquids

Community Resources for Science

Grade Levels: 5th

Walk & Talk

Lawrence Hall of Science

Grade Levels: 5th

What is Technology?

National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston

Grade Levels: 1st2nd3rd4th5th

What is Engineering?

National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston

Grade Levels: 1st2nd3rd4th5th

Design for Flight

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Grade Levels: 3rd

Floating and Sinking

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Grade Levels: 4th5th6th

Numberless Word Problems

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Grade Levels: 3rd4th5th

Connor and Makalya Discuss Multiplication

Illustrative Mathematics

Grade Levels: 3rd4th5th

6th - 8th Grade

Adaptations of Arctic Animals

WNET New York Public Media

Grade Levels: 6th7th8th

Build a Better Vortex Cannon

Science Friday Initiative

Grade Levels: 6th7th8th

Investigating Earth’s Changing Climate

Lawrence Hall of Science

Grade Levels: 6th7th8th

Recovery of the California Condor

San Diego Zoo Global

Grade Levels: 6th7th8th

Floating and Sinking

Smithsonian Science Education Center

Grade Levels: 4th5th6th

Distance Between Houses

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Grade Levels: 6th

Ticket Booth

Illustrative Mathematics

Grade Levels: 6th

Tip Jar

Mathalicious

Grade Levels: 6th7th8th

Barbie Bungee

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Grade Levels: 8th

9th - 12th Grade

Battle of the Spheres

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Grade Levels: 9th

Sediment Sample Murder Investigation

Relay Graduate School of Education

Grade Levels: 10th9th

Nature of Gravity and Free-Fall

Gooru

Grade Levels: 11th12th

Mathematifish Population

Illustrative Mathematics

Grade Levels: 9th

Modeling Algebra with Tiles

Gooru

Grade Levels: 10th11th12th9th

Quadratic Sequence 1

Illustrative Mathematics

Grade Levels: 11th