The brightest buds get all the glory – but they're not just for show.
Find out about bicycle brakes and balance, and calculate your stopping distance on a bicycle.
Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.
A bicycle, masking tape, paper, pencil, and a little curiosity are all you need to find out how the gears of a bicycle work.
Learn about bike gears using thread spools and a rubber band.
Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Explore bicycle science and culture.
Make a paper model that helps explain the changing tides.
It's not just the moon that causes ocean tides.
Use live data to make your own wave predictions, wherever you are.
Want to understand how to predict when the good waves are coming to your shore? It helps to start with the basics behind the formation of ocean waves.
A little physics can go a long way on that shortboard.
In this activity, students make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene).
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