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In this activity, learners build a carousel toy that spins when pushed down.

\$5 - \$10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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Groups of learners are provided with a generic car base and an egg. Their mission: design a device/enclosure to protect the egg on or in the car as it rolls down a ramp with increasing slopes.

Over \$20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In this activity, learners explore center of gravity, or balance point, of stacked blocks.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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, 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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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 explore their center of gravity.

free Ages 6 - adult 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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In this activity, learners are challenged to design and construct a trophy for prize-winning sports equipment.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this engineering activity, learners test the stability of towers they build out of cups, discovering that structures with more mass in the base are more stable.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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In this activity, learners explore the properties of paper by constructing and modifying paper airplanes.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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In this activity, learners create a tornado in a bottle to observe a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex. A simple connector device allows water to drain from a 2-liter bottle into a second bottle.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 4 - 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
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In this activity, learners investigate how changing the center of gravity of a balloon affects how it travels. Learners fill a balloon with a little bit of water and insert into an empty balloon.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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In this activity, learners string a line across the room and build cable cars that can move from on end to the other.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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In this activity, learners build unique yo-yos, which spin round and round without moving up and down.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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This is an activity about center of gravity. Learners will balance a fork on a glass by finding its center of gravity.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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A simple, yet fun activity that lets learners find the center of balance of a ruler (or any long thin object). Developed by the Exploratorium and no assembly needed.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes