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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate how geometry plays a role in perspective. The lesson begins with a demonstration, in which learners of the same height stand side by side near the end of a...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that can support a tennis ball at least 18 inches off the ground while withstanding the wind from a fan. Learners will build a sturdy frame...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune. This lesson plan includes information on sound energy and pitch and the design process, as well as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Professor John Endler traveled to Trinidad in the 1970s to study wild guppies. In this activity, learners take part in an online simulation of Endler's work. Learners collect data, formulate a...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this invention challenge activity, learners create an indoor game for one or two people that gets you moving. This lesson guide includes instructions on how to play an “imagine new uses for old...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a car that uses a battery-operated motor to "drive" at least ten feet. Educators can use this activity as a fun, hands-on way to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners modify a cup so it can carry a marble down a zip line and also drop it onto a target. Learners are encouraged to brainstorm answers to design questions,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners add a jet-propulsion system (i.e. a balloon) to a blimp so it flies straight and far under its own power. This lesson guide includes links to video clips...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Have you noticed the plastic rings that are used to hold six-packs of soda? Those rings are great for carrying cans, but they're real trouble when they become trash that animals can get...

    $1 - $5 Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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