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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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    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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    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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    Make a one-string "guitar" by stringing a cup with some fishing line. You amplify the plucking of the string by placing a piezo contact microphone and mini battery powered amplifier...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    Make your own simple speaker so you can listen to your favorite radio station. Just wind a coil, attach it to a piece of cardboard or Styrofoam, hold a magnet nearby, and listen. This activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    From this How To slide show, you create an Audio Tape Bow that can play distorted audio sounds by running it across a tape head. Learners will open up cassette tapes and used tape players to see...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (26th on the page), learners construct an easy-to-build device and test motor learning. Learners can build the mazes or use pre-built mazes to measure the time it takes to loop the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    What's a Pickle-Oh? Two pieces of pickle on a stick are connected to a Pico Cricket (micro controller). When you slide the pickles apart the note changes. You can also expand on the activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners invent a device that will make their friends and family ask, "What's buzzing?" Learners design an alarm with an on/off switch that is...

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

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