Some of the activities on these pages are designed for GEMS club leaders, but girls, feel free to download, explore and have fun!
As most teachers do, I have collected many ideas over the years and am not sure that they are credited correctly. Please let me know if something on this site is yours, and I will be sure to credit you. And please credit me if you use mine.
More information on the Educator page
More activities always being added, so check back often.
I send these sheets full of links home with the girls so that they can investigate further at home with their parents.
Codes and Ciphers -- keeping your information private
Web sites with great activities
Games our clubs enjoy
Expect the Unexpected-- Math about insurance
Math Moves U from Raytheon
Refraction -- a fascinating game from the U. of Washington
Apps from NCTM -- NCTM mobile
SuperPowers--a huge unit with many activities
Extracting DNA from bananas
Extracting DNA from strawberries
Edheads --our favorite is the operating room!
Foldit -- learning about protein folding
BirdSource -- great science out your window
The Molecularium --science in miniature
Nanocrafter -- building nanoscale devices using DNA
Chromotography T-shirts--one of our perennial favorites
Iron-fortified Cereals (really!)
Play with your food (and learn about viscosity)
American Chemical Society's great site ( 3 examples here)
Physics Central--the best site ever for exploration
ASME-- a taste of their "Magic" activities
The Egg Drop Design Brief
Check out this Physics game site!
Sparticle: games about space