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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF) that illustrates how nanoscale structures, so small they're practically invisible, can produce visible/colorful effects. Learners will use clear...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    This is a demonstration about how nature inspires nanotechnology. It is easily adapted into a hands-on activity for an individual or groups. Learners discover that lotus leaves are self cleaning...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration, learners can observe a number of small convection cells generated from a mixture of aluminum powder and silicon oil on a hot plate. This demonstration helps learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun hands-on astronomy activity uses a variety of simple props to help learners understand why they see what they see in a telescope. They will learn about how the eye works, how to use the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners shine the light of a laser pointer through sheets of fabric that all have a different number of threads per inch. By looking at the patterns created, learners calculate the wavelength of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineering has impacted the development of bridges over time, including innovative designs and the challenge of creating bridges that become landmarks for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners create a star show and discover how they can prevent light pollution. Using simple materials, learners first design constellation boxes. Next, learners use their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners watch a figure "magically" float up through the air. Learners use 2 straws, a cup, rubber band, pipe cleaner, and piece of buoyant material to make a simple...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners work in groups to design and build a tower out of balsa wood. As a motivator, they can compete to build a tower with the highest strength-to-weight ratio. Learners draw structurally sound...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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