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    NASA
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    By tossing, collecting, and sorting beanbags, learners understand how the IBEX spacecraft uses its sensors to detect and map the locations of particle types in the interstellar boundary. Learners...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners cut and fold a paper helicopter from the template in this PDF. They practice twirling the helicopter and observe what happens as they modify their tries. The modifications can include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 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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    University of Utah
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    Directed by instructional cards, learners kinesthetically model cell communication by acting as components in a cell signaling pathway. Learners discover that cell communication is a multi-step...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners help create and then navigate an outdoor course of the traditional "planets" (including dwarf planet Pluto), which are represented by small common objects. By...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make a scale model of the Solar System and learn the real definition of "space." Learners use the online calculator to create an appropriate scale to use as a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Create airplanes from straws and geometric shapes. Test them out to see how far they can fly, or how accurately they can be aimed. All you need is a straw, two strips of paper, and some tape to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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    This is a classic exercise for visualizing the scale of the Solar System. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 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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