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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this web-based activity, learners try to figure out who in an online chat room has their matching puzzle piece. This is a matchmaking activity that can be used as an icebreaker to introduce...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity about encryption, learners cut out a secret decoder badge from a handout and use it to encode messages to each other. They can also create their own codes that are different from...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). In this activity, learners will build a painting machine out of house hold materials, like a cereal box and some thread, use Lego parts to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    Make two firefly lanterns, then program them to blink to one another and change colors. Learn to program a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to communicate with other Pico Crickets using infrared (IR...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)
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    Even fast computers are limited to how quickly they can solve problems. One way to speed things up is to use several computers at once. In this physical activity, learners act as multiple networked...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, you take regular dominoes, and turn them into conductive switches that can turn on a LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket (micro controller). LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket is required....

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Put on a pair of gloves and be the conductor of your invisible orchestra! Use the Pico Cricket (micro-controller) light sensor to detect your hand movements, then program the Pico Cricket to play...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Arizona Science Center
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    In this activity, learners apply the concepts of pixilation and pointillism to the world of biomedical science. They learn how DNA microarrays and supercomputers help in disease detection by...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This activity lets you program your 'robot' (a willing friend) to pick up and dispose of some 'toxic waste' using as few commands as possible. Learners create command cards ...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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