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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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    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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners investigate balance and symmetry by designing a symmetrical butterfly, using a paper cutout. Then they use pennies symmetrically placed to balance the butterfly on the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity about problem-solving, learners build a house for the Three Little Pigs using twenty straws and two index cards. Learners then use a fan to simulate a tornado and shake the table...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners simulate what happens to a human spine in space by making Sponge Spool Spines (alternating sponge pieces and spools threaded on a pipe cleaner). This represents a human...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on the left side of page 5, continued on the right side of page 4 of the PDF), learners make models of colorful butterflies. The butterflies are made from pipe cleaners and either...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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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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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners draw pictures of how they envision scientists. By comparing and discussing the features in their pictures, they can discover common thoughts and stereotypes about scientists. The activity...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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