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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized. Use this activity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    In this two part activity, learners become draft detectives by constructing their own draft catchers to detect drafts around windows or doors. Next, they make draft stoppers to reduce air flow and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This is an online activity about weaving. Learners select a pattern and watch an animation of the selected pattern being woven. This activity introduces learners to weaving, pattern recognition and...

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Learners make their own paper using old newspaper. Learners can make their paper colorful by adding construction paper. This activity comes with step-by-step instructions on how to make the paper...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    No glue is needed for learners of any age to become marshmallow architects or engineers. Using marshmallows and water (and maybe edible decorations like peanut butter, pretzels, gumdrops, etc.),...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Is a square stronger than a triangle? Use tongue depressors to build simple shapes. Then apply a little weight to them and see what happens! This activity comes with useful tips for building the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make or use pre-made clay beams to scale and proportion. Specifically, they discover that when you scale up proportionally (i.e. keep things the same shape but change the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Learners explore soybeans, soak them in water to remove their coat, and then split them open to look inside. They also make a musical shaker out of paper cups, a cardboard tube, and soybeans. This...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes