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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners cut and fold a paper helicopter from the template in this PDF. They practice twirling the helicopter and observe what happens as they modify their tries. The modifications can include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners participate in several full-body interactive games to model the process of self-assembly in nature and nanotechnology. Through these activities learners assemble into a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners construct a simple air pressure launcher for paper rockets. Learners stomp or jump on an empty 2-liter bottle and force the air inside through connected plastic pipes to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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    In this activity, learners model the flow of energy from the sun as it enters a photovoltaic cell, moves along a wire and powers a load. The game-like atmosphere engages younger learners and helps...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This activity is on page 3 (continued on page 2) of the pdf, part of the Simple Machines Discovery Box. In this fun activity, learners "create" a complex machine by simulating the parts...

    free Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Create airplanes from straws and geometric shapes. Test them out to see how far they can fly, or how accurately they can be aimed. All you need is a straw, two strips of paper, and some tape to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this game, learners explore the different sizes of things in the world. In this Twister-like game, learners must place a hand or foot on a circle of the right scale - macro, micro, or nano. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Make a copy of the first stethoscope with only a cardboard tube! René Laennec invented the first stethoscope in 1819 using an actual paper tube! Since then, the design has evolved into what we use...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes