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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners manipulate opaque, sealed boxes and attempt to determine their interior structures. Each box contains a moving ball and one or more fixed barriers. Use this activity to introduce students...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners build penetrometers to test leaf toughness. Biologists measure leaf toughness to study the feeding preferences of insects and bugs.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this activity, learners collect, categorize, weigh and analyze classroom trash and discuss ways that engineers have helped to reduce solid waste. Learners make predictions on the types of trash...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    This hands-on experiment will provide learners with an understanding of the issues that surround environmental cleanup. Learners will create their own oil spill, try different methods for cleaning...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity on page 27, learners perform an experiment to learn about how different types of marine debris degrade and how weather and sunlight affect the rate of degradation. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    NOAA
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    In this experiment, learners examine the way oil affects bird feathers and test different cleanup methods to find out which works best. Learners answer questions throughout the investigation,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how passive solar design increases energy efficiency. Learners test paperboard models of different building designs to discover how the design...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners make a miniature greenhouse or "terrarium" to explore the greenhouse effect. Learners will first construct their model greenhouse using a clear, tall airtight...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineering has impacted the development of bridges over time, including innovative designs and the challenge of creating bridges that become landmarks for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the devices used over time to measure changes in temperature. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own temperature gauge out...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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