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In this design challenge, learners will create wind-powered contraptions to transport a load, such as a cupcake or another small object, and test to see if they work.

\$5 - \$10 per student Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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In this engineering challenge, learners design and build a crane out of cardboard to see how heavy a load it can lift.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners discover that some things only stand up while they are spinning.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
Learners explore the concepts of equilibrium and center of mass by seeing how non-symmetrical objects balance.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners build a simple tabletop seesaw to test how different variables (the position of the fulcrum, distance, weight) affect its balance under increasing weight loads.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, challenge learners to make a pencil stand on its tip using only two pieces of wire and two clothespins. Use this activity to demonstrate the center of gravity.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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This activity models the necessary balance of creating power and cleaning up its associated waste. Learners participate in a game where they attempt to move forward toward a goal.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners will build the highest tower they can out of recycled materials.

free Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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Computers are often used to put lists into some sort of order—for example, names into alphabetical order, appointments or e-mail by date, or items in numerical order.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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In this science trick, learners get an egg to stand-up on its long-axis vertical to a table's top.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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In this design challenge activity, learners build a device to carry a Ping-Pong ball from the top of a zip line to the bottom in four seconds (or less!).

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners will perform various investigations to understand the vestibular-ocular reflex and learn about the importance of visual cues in maintaining balance.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore moving air and the physics of lift and drag by constructing homemade wind tunnels.

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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This online simulation game explores the different consequences of water levels on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners investigate balance and symmetry by designing a symmetrical butterfly, using a paper cutout.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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In this quick activity, learners take a balance challenge to measure their average balance time. As they collect data, they investigate how practice and repetition improve their balance time.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 8 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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The goal of this Star Wars activity is to design and build a balancing device to help an Ewok escape the Imperial Forces by sliding down a tightrope to safety.

\$10 - \$20 Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners make mobiles to explore the concepts of balance, counterbalance, weight, and counterweight.

\$5 - \$10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity about center of gravity (page 23 of PDF), learners investigate how the body adjusts to the force of gravity to remain balanced.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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In this quick and simple activity, learners explore how the distribution of the mass of an object determines the position of its center of gravity, its angular momentum, and your ability to balance it

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes