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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a machine out of cardboard that runs smoothly and dependably. Learners must be precise to make sure their component works properly. This activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this invention challenge activity, learners see how many objects they can grab with a homemade "bionic" arm. Learners will follow the design process to build a grabber that can reach...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this ocean engineering activity, learners explore buoyancy and water displacement. Then, learners design models of deep sea divers that are neutrally buoyant.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this engineering activity, learners design their own board games. Learners brainstorm the various components of board games, conduct research using well-known games, and then design and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune. This lesson plan includes information on sound energy and pitch and the design process, as well as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    Students design and build their own parachutes in this hands-on engineering project. Using the engineering design process, kids explore the concepts of gravity and air resistance as they test how...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 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 activity on page 10 of the PDF, learners develop an experiment to answer the following question: "How much water can the hydrogel in a baby diaper hold?" Use this activity to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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