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In this collection of demonstrations, learners explore Newton's Laws of Motion.

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In this physics activity, learners conduct two experiments to explore free-falling.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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In this physics activity, learners recreate Galileo's famous experiment, in which he dropped a heavy weight and a light weight from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to show that both weights fall

Over \$20 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore how parachutes are used to slow down moving objects. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own parachutes out of everyday items.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts and explore the laws of physics. Learners discover that everything you throw or shoot on earth travels in a parabola.

\$10 - \$20 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners discover that two pendulums suspended from a common support will swing back and forth in intriguing patterns, if the support allows the motion of one pendulum to influence t

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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Using paper, paper clips, an index card, and tape, teams of learners design flying devices to (1) stay in the air as long as possible and (2) land as close as possible to a given target.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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Learners drop two different masses of play dough and observe how long it takes them to hit the ground.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this fun physics activity (page 9 of the pdf), learners take part in a paper airplane design challenge.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners build handheld rockets and launchers out of PVC pipes and plastic bottles. Use this activity to demonstrate acceleration, air pressure, and Newton's Laws of Motion.

Over \$20 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In this activity, learners will engineer three different parachutes to test how well each one works.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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Learners follow the template to build and fly a paper helicopter.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this design challenge activity, learners use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel in a straight path across the room.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
Learners engage in close observation of falling objects. They determine it is the amount of air resistance, not the weight of an object, which determines how quickly an object falls.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
Learners investigate how drag affects the falling rate of objects.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners examine raindrop bottles (prepared ahead of time) to observe in slow motion the behavior of falling droplets and explore concepts such as drag and terminal velocity.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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The goal of this activity is to build a miniature bobsled that is either the fastest or the slowest. Learners use recycled materials to design, build, and test their bobsled on a bobsled track.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this fun and, at times, hilarious force and motion activity, learners will use household objects to build a crazy contraption and see how far they can get a tennis ball to move.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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In this physics activity, learners will build their own parachutes out of tissue paper. They will explore the effects of weight, height, and design on the parachutes' speed and stability.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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In this demonstration, learners investigate mass, gravity, and acceleration by dropping a wooden bar with a balloon attached to its underside, a mass suspended from it by rubber bands, and a sharp-poi

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes