This activity is based on an experiment that explored children’s conceptions of ownership in relation to the value children place on own their ideas or their own labor.


Presentation Type: Experiment

Age group(s): Children (4-6)

Time: 10 min

Scientific Topic(s): Psychology; Developmental Science

Supplies in Library Kit:

  • Plain paper (8.5 x 11 inch sheets cut in half)
  • 2 identical sets of colored shapes (yellow triangles, purple rectangles, black squares, orange stars, green circles)
  • Glue stick
  • Creative Ownership Instruction Link

Additional learning resources:


This kit comes from the Living Laboratory and was developed by the Maryland Science Center. Click here to learn more about the Living Laboratory!

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Posted on

April 22, 2019

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