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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers design devices that can detect the presence of pollutants in the air. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers have improved roofing designs and materials in order to protect the contents of buildings. Learners explore the hydrophobic effect, and learn about...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore how anemometers work to record wind speeds and how the equipment has undergone engineering adaptations over time. Learners work in teams of "engineers"...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore rocketry and the principals of space flight. Learners work in teams with adult supervision and construct and launch a rocket from a soda bottle and everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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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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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of valve operation and how engineers have adapted valves for use in mechanical heart valve design. Learners read about several different valves used...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this small-group activity, learners assume the roles of pilots, air traffic controllers, and NASA scientists to solve five Air Traffic Control (ATC) problems. Learners examine different distance...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners evaluate the potential performance of air rockets placed inside a wind tunnel. Learners measure the rocket's resistance to the flow of air in the tunnel and use the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
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    In this field study, learners discover how to collect data in the field and how their efforts can help certain animals, specifically, amphibians. The field study allows learners to go into the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours

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