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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    SMMconstructor is an online construction kit for building animated models. Based on the original construction kit called Sodaconstructor, this simulator lets you construct virtual models with a few...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this online activity about the physics of momentum and velocity, learners design their own roller coasters. Once the track has been built, the roller coaster is tested using a virtual ball....

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners will build a roller coaster for a marble to run on using everyday household materials such as paper towel or toilet paper rolls, cups, boxes, books, buckets, chairs, etc....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This activity lets you program your 'robot' (a willing friend) to pick up and dispose of some 'toxic waste' using as few commands as possible. Learners create command cards ...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use the steps of the design process to create a hook to rescue a "space capsule" from the water. Participants design, build, test and redesign their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners explore model planets (that they or an educator will create), using methods NASA scientists use to explore our Solar System. Learners...

    Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Teams of learners use a series of stick figures made from pipe cleaners to model a dance routine. Then, they use this model to communicate to another learner who performs the dance routine. This...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    New Jersey Institute of Technology
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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. Teams will...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this fun group activity involving music and movement, learners are introduced to the idea that many insects walk by using their legs to create "alternating triangles." Learners sing...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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