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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this puzzle, learners investigate the decisions involved in linking a network between houses in a muddy city. It can lead on to a discussion of minimal spanning tree algorithms for optimizing...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this team design challenge (page 19-24 of PDF), learners "land" a model Lunar Rover in a model Landing Pod (both previously built in activities #3 and #4 in PDF). Learners drop the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this online Flash game, learners will explore a coral reef using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Faced with concerns that environments around the world might be undergoing rapid...

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use pegs (like tent pegs) and string or elastic to simulate drill sites and roads in Northern Canada. Learners are challenged with figuring out how to connect the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this robotics activity, learners drive a remote-controlled car through a course to learn the challenges faced while trying to operate a planetary rover. They use measurement, geometry and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height. Learners must follow a certain number of design...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Scientists use enormous wind tunnels to test the design of planes, helicopters, even the Space Shuttle. In this simulation activity, learners create a miniature wind tunnel test by blowing air with...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this team design challenge (page 11-18 of PDF), learners design and build a Landing Pod for a model Lunar Rover (previously built in activity on page 1-10 of PDF). Learners must build a Landing...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners experience some of the challenges of "tele-operating" a robotic vehicle on another planet when they design and execute a series of commands to guide a human ...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners explore the human influences on the carbon cycle and examine how fossil fuels release carbon. Learners role play as miners, power plant operators, car drivers, and home...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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