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    University of California San Diego
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    In this activity (on page 4), learners create a submarine using a plastic sandwich bag. This is a fun way to learn about buoyancy and how captured gas can cause objects to float. <br> Note:...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Using pipe cleaners, straws, and beads, learners explore the building blocks of life by creating their own model of DNA. This activity provides a great introduction to learning about the structure...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners discover that soap can be used to power a boat. Learners make a simple, flat boat model, put it in water, and then add a drop of detergent at the back of the boat. The soap changes the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to simulate how rainfall and pollution affect watersheds. Learners are...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Perkins School for the Blind
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    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can have a tactile opportunity to construct a karyotype, an organized model of an organism’s chromosomes, conveying the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Build and test a scale model of a rainforest canopy walkway. Rainforest researchers must consider materials, transportation, and cost so they don't damage the fragile canopy environment as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this quick activity about pollutants and groundwater (page 2 of PDF), learners build a model well with a toilet paper tube. Learners use food coloring to simulate pollutants and observe how they...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this activity, learners build a scale model of the solar system using a roll of toilet paper. There are two separate handout versions included for making either a 200-sheet model (85 feet) or a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Play with your food while learning about engineering! Build a spaghetti bridge, then test its strength by piling on the marshmallows, raw spaghetti, raw linguine and coins. Investigate the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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