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    In this design challenge activity, learners use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel in a straight path across the room. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this hands-on activity, learners use the steps of the design process to create a hook to rescue a "space capsule" from the water. Participants design, build, test and redesign their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners design, build and test a model suspension bridge for sturdiness and strength. Participants explore how parts of the bridge, such as the deck, hangers, cables, towers and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a car that can travel at least four feet using rubber band power and use the design process to debug problems. Learners can follow up this activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a device to carry a Ping-Pong ball from the top of a zip line to the bottom in four seconds (or less!). Learners follow the design process to build...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge, learners build a boat that paddles itself using a rubber band as its power source. Learners follow the design process to make a boat out of cups, design and build working...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a boat that can hold 25 pennies (or 15 one inch metal washers) for at least ten seconds before sinking. This competitive, hands-on activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners design wind-powered cars out of simple household materials. Students have fun designing and then racing their vehicles around the room. Challenges for this project...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    This fun activity uses simple materials such as milk cartons and mirrors to introduce the ideas of optics and visual perception. The project is easy to do, however adult assistance may be needed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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