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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this inquiry-based learning activity, learners design, build, and test their own ramps. They are introduced to a variety of materials and explore putting them together. They also create plans...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity related to flight, learners build a tiny stream channel to investigate how fluids (air and water) change speed as they flow between and around objects. It includes an explanation ...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine. Learners use an old juice bottle as a "reactor" vessel to chemically process vegetable oil...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    This activity teaches combustion as the interaction of a fuel source and oxygen. A burning candle is observed, then extinguished—first by a glass cup placed over it to cut off the oxygen supply,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners act as engineers and design mini submarines that move in the water like real submarines. The submarines must be able to float, sink, and hover steadily without touching the top of the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners place water and part of an antacid tablet in a film canister. The reaction creates a gas reaction that launches the film canister like a rocket.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how boats are engineered to achieve speed. Learners consider and develop a design, build their speedboat out of everyday items, and test their boat against those...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of how aerospace engineering has impacted sports, specifically exploring the design of golf balls. Learners work in teams to explore the physics of...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers design tire treads to increase safety and reliability. Learners are presented with the challenge of designing a new tire tread that will be safe...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the design of rubber band powered cars. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rubber band cars out of everyday items. They...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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