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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners explore the field of civil engineering by making a bridge using spaghetti as their primary building material. Then they test their bridges to see how much weight they can carry before...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners test their "light-smarts" by playing a game called "Light Quest!" The game board represents an atom and each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Things that are different sizes and stiffness vibrate differently, and in this Exploratorium Science Snack, you'll see how rings of various diameters react to vibration and external forces....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Actuarial Foundation
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    In this math activity, younger learners count out the total amount of money needed to purchase trail mix using the fewest number of bills/coins possible. Older learners can determine fractions,...

    1 cent - $1 per group 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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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners will measure their lung capacity by making their own spirometer. Learners will then explore factors that affect the amount of air the lungs can hold. Useful information...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into sound. Groups of learners will use a decibel meter or a simple set of benchmark sounds to record and quantify sound levels...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Berkeley Natural History Museums
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    Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment. They then use random sampling methods to catalog...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is written as a display, but can easily be adapted to a hands-on activity. Learners discover how all the parts of a diaper work together to keep babies dry and comfortable. They can find...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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