ARE At Home 

 

Here are activities for all ages that you can easily do at home. Use jelly beans to learn geology or mine for gold in a cookie, our lessons and activities are adaptable for all age groups. Check out our shopping list below and watch the how-to videos to do the lessons at home on your own time.

For those looking for more interaction and instruction we will be hosting live lessons over Zoom, dates and times for those lessons will be listed below and on our Facebook page.​ We are also allowing teachers or groups to set up virtual classroom visits and specialized lessons for them, click below to request a virtual classroom visit.

Parents: Please watch the videos ahead of the Zoom meetings to help your student prepare for the lesson

 

Energy Battleship

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

Renew A Bean

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Oil Leasing Game

Participate in an oil lease sale, where you will have the opportunity to live-bid on land. If you win your land, drill into it and see how much oil is there! If you find oil, calculate how much money you made!!

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 
 

Solar Energy

Learn about how we harness the suns energy and participate in a scientific experiment and make a hypothesis about solar radiation and heat!

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

Mineral & Electricity Scavenger Hunts

Mineral Hunt

Worksheet (no worksheet for Electricity)

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Wind Energy

Learn about the invisible force of Wind. Build your own wind blade/turbine!

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Energy Sources in AK & Cash Cab

Come play our cash cab games and find out where energy is found and used in our state.

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 
 

Virtual Science Fair

Due: Project topic, scientific question, hypothesis and timeline

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Lessons from LEGOs (Grades 4 - 8)

No worksheet needed

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

Video Coming Soon

 

Our Alaska Online Curriculum Intro (Grades 6 - 12)

Tune in to watch a short demo of how to access and navigate our NEW online curriculum. You will then explore Alaska’s mineral and energy resources by filling out a scavenger hunt on your own.

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Energy from the Sun (Grades 4 - 8)

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

Video Coming Soon

Viscocity

No worksheet needed

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Designing A Derrick

Worksheet

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Jelly Belly Geology 

Worksheet

Watch the Recorded Zoom Virtual Teaching

 

Mine-A-Cookie

Worksheet

Live Zoom Virtual Teaching

Video Coming Soon

 
Grade K-2 Activities
Grade 3-5 Activities
Grade 6-8 Activities
Grade 9-12 Activities
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Shopping List

Lessons from LEGOs

  • Small set of LEGO or other building materials (blocks, etc.)

  • Paper and pencil

Energy from the Sun

  • Paper and pencil/other drawing tools

Jelly Belly Geology​

  • Bag of different colored jelly beans (ARE can provide)

  • Worksheet

Design a Derrick

  • Large marshmallows (around 10 or more per child/group)

  • Uncooked spaghetti (15 or more per child/group, ARE can provide)

  • Paper plates

  • Poker chips or some other 'weight' you have a lo of to test strength

  • Worksheet

Viscosity​

  • Small serving of:

    • Chocolate milk

    • Chocolate syrup

    • Chocolate bar

  • Dixie cups (at least enough for each child)

  • 3 plates

  • Clear straws, cut in half (one half per child)

Mine-A-Cookie​

  • Cookie (1 per child/group)

  • Toothpicks (2 or more per child/group)

  • Paper plates

  • Worksheet

  • Optional:

    • Frosting

    • Sprinkles

    • Forks

    • Spoons

Electricity Scavenger Hunt​

  • Paper

  • Writing utensils

Mineral Scavenger Hunt​

  • Writing utensils

  • Worksheet

 

Wind Energy

  • Paper (cardstock or construction paper works best)

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Scissors

  • Thumbtack

  • Rule

  • Scotch tape

Solar Energy

  • Index cards or paper dixie cups

  • Markers of varying colors (black, red, green)

  • Ziploc plastic bags

  • Ice cubes

  • Sunny spot by a window

 

Renew A Bean

  • 2 items of similar size and shape, but two different colors

    • 100 of one of the items

    • 11 of the other

    • For example, 100 black beans and 11 black eyed peas

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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