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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners will measure their lung capacity by making their own spirometer. Learners will then explore factors that affect the amount of air the lungs can hold. Useful information...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 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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    TERC
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    Using recycled materials, learners will design a transportation vehicle to carry an egg in an egg toss (a rudimentary model of a shock absorbent transport vessel). Learners will consider how their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this physical activity, groups of learners act as blood cells traveling through the circulatory system. They model picking up oxygen at the lungs, traveling through the heart, and delivering...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    This activity models the necessary balance of creating power and cleaning up its associated waste. Learners participate in a game where they attempt to move forward toward a goal. For the power...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this activity, learners investigate the effect of heat on a reaction. Learners first model molecular motion by moving their bodies (running, moving slowly) and pretending to be molecules at...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 38-43) has learners simulate the way scientists track and map the movement of otters in the wild using radio trackers. One learner plays the role of Sea Otter, and other...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners build a kite out of paper, change it, and try to make it fly even better. With their new knowledge of kite making, students can then go on to create their own kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners build bird nests and place them in the activity area, then play the role of naturalists as they try to locate each other's nests. Learners consider how bird...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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