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    In this engineering activity, learners design and build a mechanical arm to lift a small item. Learners must follow certain design constraints as they build an arm that can lift a paper cup from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this three/four-day lesson, learners calculate perimeters and areas and draw the castle plan to scale. They develop a timeline outlining the construction of a castle and build catapults, a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this engineering activity, learners design parachutes to give toy figures safe landings. This activity is great for practicing an important STEM skill--changing only one variable at a time.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners invent a convenient way for someone using crutches or a wheelchair to carry small personal items. Learners will experience some of the obstacles people...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this technology activity, learners build an "alarming" doormat to keep siblings out of their rooms. Use this activity to teach learners about circuits, switches, and sensors.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this four-day lesson, learners identify three-dimensional forms in castle design, research different parts of the castle with a focus on their uses, and design and enlarge a banner for the great...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    In this design challenge activity, learners add headphones to a previously built instrument (see "Build a Band" activity) to make it easier to hear. This lesson plan includes information...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Build your own Mini Mini Golf Course and learn about hands-on building and design, basic circuitry, motion modules and more! Start with the step-by-step photo documentation of other teams'...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    In this engineering activity, learners explore simple machines and then build cardboard automata using cams. Learners are also challenged to build a complex machine--a moving sculpture that tells a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners create a model of a hot air balloon using tissue paper and a hairdryer. Educators can use this activity to introduce learners to density and its role in why things float....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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