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In this activity, learners design, build and test a model suspension bridge for sturdiness and strength.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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Play with your food while learning about engineering! Build a spaghetti bridge, then test its strength by piling on the marshmallows, raw spaghetti, raw linguine and coins.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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This event guide features three related explorations in which learners investigate the following science concepts: how you design and build a structure helps determine how strong it will be; different

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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In this quick activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Tug O' War), learners will test how many pennies a flat paper index card bridging the gap between two stacks of books is able to supp

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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Learners work in pairs to create three simple types of bridges, a beam bridge, an arch bridge, and a suspension bridge.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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In this activity, learners explore the engineering design process and the basic mechanics behind building bridges as they build one themselves using gumdrops and toothpicks.

\$5 - \$10 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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Build and test a scale model of a rainforest canopy walkway.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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With two stacks of books and a few rolls of pennies, build two kinds of bridges--a beam span and an arch span--and see how much weight each of them can hold.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners will put together towers using building bricks, then take the tower apart and challenge themselves to use the same bricks used to build a bridge.

\$10 - \$20 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners build bridges using paper and explore how much weight each bridge design can support.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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In this engineering activity, challenge learners to construct a paper bridge that can support 100 pennies.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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Learners work in groups to construct bridges using stale marshmallows and toothpicks.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners use recycled materials to build a bridge that holds as many potatoes as possible. They investigate weight, height, strength, and measurement as they seek design solutions.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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In this engineering/design/arts and crafts activity, learners design and build "platforms" or "bridges" that can hold weight, and test which glue makes the strongest structure.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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In this math lesson, learners explore the relationship between the thickness of a spaghetti bridge, the length of the bridge, and the amount of weight that can be supported by the bridge.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners use things from the kitchen as building materials to explore how shapes contribute to the strength of different structures.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore how engineering has impacted the development of bridges over time, including innovative designs and the challenge of creating bridges that become landmarks for a cit

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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Learners explore the field of civil engineering by making a bridge using spaghetti as their primary building material.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF under Hockey Sticks Activity) about how the arrangement of carbon atoms determines carbon's different properties.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners use design thinking to design and build their own bridge out of household materials including adhesives and/or connectors.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes