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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is a series of demonstrations about different electrical and magnetic phenomena. Some require highly specialized equipment like a Wimshurst machine, while others involve very simple equipment...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore trebuchet design. Teams of learners construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test their trebuchets to determine the farthest distance they can hit...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this archaeology meets art activity, learners make a mosaic and consider the ways in which art communicates. Educators can tie this activity to the study of the Petra site (an ancient city in...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    The Exploratorium
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    The Ancient Egyptians used a naturally-occurring salt from the banks of the Nile River, called natron, to mummify their dead. Natron is made up primarily of sodium carbonate (a very efficient, but...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design and build the tools they need to survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island. Working in small teams, learners rely on their creativity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This is a lesson plan for an activity in which learners, playing the role of archeologists, use math concepts about number bases to decipher the Dresden Codex, an ancient Mayan document. The lesson...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Carleton College
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    This paper describes a working-model demonstration of Ernest Rutherford's 1911 experiment about the nature of atoms. In this demonstration, a model of an atom is constructed inside a sealed...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this physics activity, learners recreate Galileo's famous experiment, in which he dropped a heavy weight and a light weight from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to show that both...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners use chemistry to produce weathered "antiqued" paper with burned edges. Learners first soak white paper in coffee and then apply a charring solution of ammonium...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours