Below you will find the activity resources for the RAFT publication Science and Math To Go.

Suggested Websites for additional information

Activities Indexed Alphabetically

Activities Indexed by Subject Area

Anamorphic Art

The following website has descriptions, with images, that explains the anamorphosis process. There is also a link for a free software download, for Windows, which will carry out several different anamorphic transformations on digital images:
Interesting illustrations of distorted images can be found at:
Brief history of Anamorphic art, also with links to films dealing with its usage in history:

Bugs on the Go

Arthropods –
Insects and more; pictures and descriptions –
Insect information and resources –

Capillary Capers

Capillary action information from the US Geological Survey website -
Capillary action involved in trees receiving water:
General information about water’s properties:

Carnival Math

Math Tools:
Other multiplication lessons:
Internet Mathematics Library:
Discussion items and other ideas with multiplication:

Condiment Diver

Use the pull-down menu at Eric Muller’s Do Science website for other fun activities that use food and restaurant related items:
Little more on how it works, related to scuba diving:
Buoyancy Handout/How Ships Float:
Office of Naval Research, Archimedes Principle, and related to Submarines:

Cups A'swinging

Exploratorium Resonant Pendulums -

Ice Mountains

An amazing image of a meandering river and a related poem can be found at:
Animation of how a meander forms:
Pictures of Glacier Caves:

Ideas To Go

Science Notebooks in K12 Classrooms:

Lunch Plate Launch Pad

Basic rocket guide:

Magnetic Imager

Below are simulations of the iron filing patterns around and between bar magnets:
Info about magnetic fields:

Magnets Afloat
Other lesson activities involving magnets:

Napkin Nursery

Newspaper version -
Seed germination (basic) -
Seed germination -
Other gardening classroom activities:

Pick a Stick

Other math activities in an entertaining (game, puzzle, etc.) format -

Plumbing the Depths

An Interactive Global Map of Sea Floor Topography Based on Satellite Altimetry & Ship Depth Soundings
Bathymetry of Lake Tahoe, CA -
Bathymetry of Crater Lake, OR - and

Race Around the Sun

Chart of planet locations for the first of each month -
Online plot and planetary data for current day -
For Solar System information see:
Interactive Astronomy -
Animated model of the inner planets -
Planets’ rotation period and day length -
Solar System Live - displays the location of the planets -
See RAFT Idea Sheet Solar System in the Round

Racing Cups

Information on energy and energy transformation -
Conservation of energy simulation -

Examples of levers all around us, and three classes of levers, using cartoons:
Simple follow-up description on levers at Lego Education:

Shape Skeletons

Detailed descriptions of 3-dimentional shapes (including formulas), along with links to paper model plans, can be found at “Sacred Geometry”

Shrinking Math

Information and lesson plans about plastics:

Spoon Scales

Measuring mass in space:

Squeeze and Sniff

For interesting information on scent-related topics such as perfumes, food flavors, and foot stink, search on "smell" at the How Stuff Works website at

Static Detector

Basic background information on static electricity -
Other activities involving static electricity:

Static on the Move

Basic background information on static electricity -
Benjamin Franklin and his electric motor -
Franklin’s experiments and adaptations -

Stop the Drop

Surface tension-

Swinging to the Beat

Pendulum history and use -

Topo To Go

Information about Mt. St. Helens -
Crater Lake National Park website-
Bathymetry of Crater Lake, OR - and