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    TERC
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    Using recycled materials, learners will design a transportation vehicle to carry an egg in an egg toss (a rudimentary model of a shock absorbent transport vessel). Learners will consider how their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    This activity models the necessary balance of creating power and cleaning up its associated waste. Learners participate in a game where they attempt to move forward toward a goal. For the power...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners participate in several full-body interactive games to model the process of self-assembly in nature and nanotechnology. Through these activities learners assemble into a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this challenge, learners make a helium balloon hover in one spot and then move it through an obstacle course using air currents. Learners will explore gravity and buoyancy in this simple and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to build and test paper airplanes. Learners try to fly their airplanes directly on the runway and earn points for accuracy. Learners keep track of each...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners participate in a variety of activities modeling different disabilities. They use different adaptive devices (e.g., crutches, wheelchair) to see how they have been designed by engineers to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    This activity (on pages 38-43) has learners simulate the way scientists track and map the movement of otters in the wild using radio trackers. One learner plays the role of Sea Otter, and other...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This activity explores how sensing is part of robotics. Learners try tying their shoes with different constraints. After tying shoes normally, learners attempt to tie their shoes while wearing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight. Learners can test their kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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