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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners explore the field of civil engineering by making a bridge using spaghetti as their primary building material. Then they test their bridges to see how much weight they can carry before...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Texas Health Science Center
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to match craft sticks that represent chromosomes. Learners must define critical attributes of their chromosomes as they look for matching chromosomes. When...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners work in groups to design and build a tower out of balsa wood. As a motivator, they can compete to build a tower with the highest strength-to-weight ratio. Learners draw structurally sound...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners watch a video to learn about a couple who built a home out of shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York. Next, learners design and build a 3D scale model of a shipping...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, dry ice and other items are used to construct a demonstration model of a comet that illustrates the comet nucleus, coma, and tails. This activity introduces learners to the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity (located on page 5 of PDF), learners work in groups to create dig sites for display. Learners arrange dry, uncooked pasta "bones" to resemble dinosaur fossils on a foam...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners work in pairs to create three simple types of bridges, a beam bridge, an arch bridge, and a suspension bridge. They will observe how the bridges work under load and discover why engineers...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    My Science Box
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    In this activity, learners solidify their conceptualization of cells by building a model of a cell in a ziplock bag. The three-dimensional nature of cells comes to life as learners use everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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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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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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