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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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    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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    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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    In this design challenge activity, learners make a balloon hover at eye level for five seconds, and then make it move by creating air currents. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    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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    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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    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 activity, learners build a kite out of paper, change it, and try to make it fly even better. With their new knowledge of kite making, students can then go on to create their own kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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