Below are hands-on classroom activities available for you to download and print off.
These activities go great with your visit to the National Corvette Museum and are designed to bring what you've experienced at the Museum right to your class!
Which Way Did the Corvette Go (Primary, Science)
Objects can move in many different directions, at various speeds. Students will observe and identify these directional movements as performed in real-life situations in a Corvette.
What's a Corvette Made of?
A car is made of many different materials… from the rubber in the tires, to the leather of the seats, glass of the windows, fiberglass and metal of the body and much more. Students will touch and feel these parts of a car, learn why different materials are selected for each part and sort the parts of the car by what they are made of.
Additional Resources: Corvette Part Flash Cards
In a Line, In a Row, Above & Below!
You can describe the position of an object by identifying its position relative to another object. This activity allows participants to identify where vehicles are located relative to their surroundings.
Additional Resources: Celebrities with Corvettes Flash Cards
These activities go great with our exhibit, 'From Here to There' and are designed to bring what you've experienced at the Museum right to your class!
Land Explorations - Simple Machines
Sea Explorations - Boat Design
Air Explorations - The Properties of Air
Visitors will experiment with Newton’s 3rd Law by making balloon rockets.
Visitors will experiment with concepts such as of buoyancy, density, and
volume. The concepts of speed and velocity can be incorporated.
Combustion Engine Demonstration
Staff will demonstrate the science behind a combustion engine.
Visitors will experiment with the polarity of magnets.
Visitors will experiment with friction by pulling a book across different surfaces on a tabletop.
Fun with Bernoulli
Visitors can try several different activities that demonstrate the Bernoulli principle.
Giant Lever Demonstration
Visitors will adjust fulcrum and load position on a large lever as they experience mechanical advantage first-hand.
Hydraulic/Pneumatic Robot Arm
Visitors will build and operate robotic arms using pneumatics or hydraulics. This can be done as a short structured activity, or as a
more challenging workshop.
Load ‘Em Up
Participants will design and build a boat out of foil to try and hold as much weight as possible before sinking.
Making an Electromagnet
Visitors will build a simple electromagnet with a nail, wire and current source.
Visitors will experiment with air pressure through the construction of a miniature hovercraft.
Visitors will build a paddle-boat that will self-propel through the water and includes a rudder for steering.
Square and Other Shaped Wheels
Visitors will experiment with non-round wheels and non-flat roads.
Visitors will experiment with Newton’s 3rd law by building a water rocket from a 2 liter soda bottle.
These activities go great with our former exhibit, 'The World We Create'!
Materials Chemistry: Peter Hodgson and Silly Putty
Learn about how Silly Putty was created, and be a "materials testing specialist" by testing out its properties!
Energy: Magnets: Crystal Englert - Magnetic Crayon Box
Create a different kind of magnet... with your cereal!
Design and Construction: Arches, Bridges and Domes
Become a human arch, create a human dome and create a human bridge.
Design and Construction: Design Workout
Inventory items in your classroom, what they are made of and why you think they used that material to make them.
Materials Chemistry: Epoxy Resins
Research, test and create glue.
Mathematics: Binary Code
Learn how to crack the binary code.
Mathematics: Calculating Fuel Efficiency
Calculate how far a tank of gas will take your family car.
Build an Electrical Circuit
Carry Out Science Activity Cards
Make homemade play dough with simple kitchen ingredients.
Is it a liquid, or a solid? Make some and find out!
Create a hanger to balance on your head.
Make ice cream and learn how it freezes.
Make a simple kaleidoscope
Learn why oil and water do not mix.
Learn why some objects float and some sink.
How would you like to make a car that moves along just like Issac Newton's Third Law of Motion says it will?
Use chemistry to create a colorful butterfly.
Make abstract art with bubbles.
Determine if a substance is an acid or a base using cabbage.
Learn to convey information when only one-way oral communication is possible.
Find Your Blind Spot
Determine where you blind spot is.
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