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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners demonstrate and discuss simple circuits as well as the differences between parallel and serial circuit design and functions. Learners test two different circuit designs...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Make your own speaker with a magnet, wire, and paper cup! If you have a radio with a headphone plug and an old pair of headphones, this is a great tinkering activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This is an interactive online activity, in which learners equip a virtual electromagnet and see how many iron filings it can pick up. Learners change various characteristics of the electromagnet...

    free Ages 8 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners will use a home video camera with a “night vision” mode to test how various inks appear outside the spectrum of visible light. In a darkened room,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about electricity, learners explore what happens when you blow a fuse. Learners short-circuit a battery using copper wire (a good conductor with very low resistance) and thin iron...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners explore conservation of energy by experimenting with a solar cell light device. Learners will set the solar cell in the sun for varying times to charge the battery and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Construct a simple battery that's able to power a small light or motor out of foil, salt water, and charcoal. A helpful video, produced by the Exploratorium, guides you along on this activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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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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