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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this yummy activity about soil (page 9 of PDF), learners will create layers of soil using food. They will learn about the composition and role of each layer. Though this was created as a post...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers that's good enough to eat! Learners use tasty foodstuffs to simulate Earth's inner core, outer core, mantle, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects. First they sort items using observable characteristics, then they turn hard candy into "candy sand" to model where...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners model hot spot island formation, orientation and progression with condiments. Learners squirt a thick condiment sauce on a coarsely woven fabric to model how volcanic...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this edible experiment, learners pour "Magic Shell" chocolate into a glass of cold water. They'll observe as pillow shaped structures form, which resemble lavas on the sea floor.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners build models of atoms and molecules, then consider their role in different phases of matter, density, and mixtures and solutions. The atomic models are made first from...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This hands-on activity shows you how to build basic architectural shapes out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Learners explore how different shapes are more stable than others, and are introduced to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    In this activity, learners use gumdrops and toothpicks to model the composition and molecular structure of three greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O) and methane (CH4)....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Techbridge
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    In this activity (located on pages 23-24 of the PDF), learners are introduced to structural engineering and encouraged to practice goal-oriented building. Learners work to build the strongest dome...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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