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    Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning. A related video show...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Break open that used musical toy and squish some Play-Doh over the circuit boards, and you will hear some weird and distorted sounds the manufacturer never intended! In this activity learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    Build a pinwheel that works without wind! This activity contains steps on how to build a parachuting pinwheel out of paper, a film canister, and some brads. Throw it off a high place and time how...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create painting machines that can paint moving forwards and backwards. Learners construct the machines out of LEGOs, motors, a programmable PICO Cricket, and a cardboard...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners make bell bracelets, place them on their wrists or ankles, and then dance to the rhythms and sounds the bells make. Many cultures use ankle or wrist bells to make music during dancing....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct wands that play different notes depending on information from light sensors programmed via a PICO Cricket. As learners move the wands around, they expose the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a hearing based memory game that they can share with friends. Learners fill one group of film canisters with various sound-making items, like dried beans or sand,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors. This is a great beginning activity...

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