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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build scaled-down structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with bamboo skewers and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors. This is a very fun and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners help a poor cartographer color in the countries on a map, making sure each country is colored a different color than any of its neighbors. Through this exercise, learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    This simple construction activity teaches the importance of architectural structure. Learners build and test designs for a paper "doghouse" strong enough to hold the weight of a jumbo dog...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity (posted on March 27, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a mini zoetrope, a device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures. First,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity (located on page 6 of the PDF), learners explore the ways people access water in their homes. Learners investigate the way that water moves through a system and use problem solving...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene). The instructions include discussion questions for both before and after bridge building. Key learning ideas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 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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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners build a simple tabletop seesaw to test how different variables (the position of the fulcrum, distance, weight) affect its balance under increasing weight loads. Extension...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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