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    In this activity, learners make a paper cone and use it in a window to measure the length of the shadow over the course of a day. Learners then repeat the same experiment a month later. In another...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Learn about friction and kinetic energy with this cool spinning toy. The designer of this activity, an artist named Vollis Simpson, made his whirligig from old beer cans, but we can make ours out...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Using simple materials, learners build an underwater scope to observe what lives in rivers, lakes, and streams. Since people can't breathe under water, the world below the water remains a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners make acid/base indicator paper, place the indicator paper on an anthill, disturb a bunch of ants, and then observe what happens! Some stinging insects spray formic acid...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make a kite out of a garbage bag, shower curtain, painting tarp--anything light, thin, flexible and plastic! This fun activity has step-by-step instructions on how to make a triangle kite or semi...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a parachute out of tissue paper, tape, and string. Then, learners test their parachute to see how many paper clips it can carry. Next, learners design a parachute...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity uses a special paper that can create images with exposure to the Sun. Collect objects of different shapes and sizes and use them to make interesting patterns on your sun print. Most...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes