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    In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight. Learners can test their kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about electricity, learners imagine that they are out in the wilderness and it is getting dark. Their task is to use the materials supplied to build a simple flashlight. To build...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners design and build a simple wind vane —one of the oldest kinds of weather tools— and use it to show wind direction. The activity can be done outdoors on a windy day or...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this thought-provoking activity, learners plan a hypothetical project to build and operate wind turbines in their community. Learners research such topics as available wind source, cost, noise,...

    free Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat. An extension included in this activity guide suggests learners next design and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to construct and test fly drinking straw rockets. Learners explore how changing the rockets' fins affect flight distance. Learners also practice...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to build and test paper airplanes. Learners try to fly their airplanes directly on the runway and earn points for accuracy. Learners keep track of each...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make and test fly paper helicopters. Learners use templates to create paper helicopters and then take take turns flying them in the air. Learners use a stopwatch to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this environmental science activity, learners research what is essential for plant life and the necessary components of soil to support plants. Then, learners plan, design and build compost bins...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this multi-part activity learners examine non-point water pollution. Learners discover ways they may be contributing to this type of pollution and brainstorm ways to change their behavior to be...

    free Ages 6 - adult

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