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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
Learners set up books with rubber bands stretched between the books. When two identical books are stretched apart and released, they move back toward each other an equal distance.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 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
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In this outdoor activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Baseball Activity), learners will investigate the transfer of energy using sports equipment.

free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity (on page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Soccer Ball Kick), learners will investigate the transfer of energy using sports equipment.

free Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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Learners explore magnetism and motion as they build a simple marble run. Learners test different arrangements of plastic and cardboard tubes, bottles, and cups on a magnetic board.

\$5 - \$10 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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Build your own version of the classic physics toy using simple materials.

\$10 - \$20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In this activity, learners explore inertia as they attempt to whip a strip of paper out from under two coins dangling on the rim of a water glass.

free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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In this demonstration about momentum, use physics to distinguish between a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg without cracking them open.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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In this activity, learners use simple materials and basic tools to construct a special toy to explore pendulums. As the head of the toy bobs one way, the eyeballs bob the other way.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this demonstration, learners explore a variation of a Foucault pendulum, but upside down.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this physics crime lab or demonstration, learners pretend they are criminologists and must find the "muzzle velocity" (speed of the bullet as it leaves the gun) of a gun used to commit a crime.

Over \$20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Water Slides) is a full inquiry investigation into speed and motion and takes place at a water park.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
Learners examine collisions between two skateboards carrying different masses. They learn about conservation of momentum in collisions.

free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
Learners build at least two different spinners (tops) to investigate how mass distribution, size, and shape affect the length of time the spinner spins.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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In this indoor or outdoor demonstration, use a large and small ball to illustrate conservation of energy and momentum.

free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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Learners build a yo-yo using a piece of wood, PVC pipe, and string. In doing so, learners explore the force of gravity and angular momentum.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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In this activity, learners review the history of gumball machines and explore potential and kinetic energy, while working in teams to build a gumball slide.

Over \$20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours