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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners create a star show and discover how they can prevent light pollution. Using simple materials, learners first design constellation boxes. Next, learners use their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 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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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    Learners explore magnetism and motion as they build a simple marble run. Learners test different arrangements of plastic and cardboard tubes, bottles, and cups on a magnetic board. Learners use...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water. Using a scale and a simple calculation,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore an everyday situation, where either of two or more buttons can ring a buzzer. Learners investigate how this type of circuit is structured, draw a schematic for it...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how "bounciness" relates to the distance a ball will fly when hit off a batting tee. Groups of learners will...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore surgical instrument design. Teams of learners construct surgical instruments from everyday materials. They then test their surgical instruments to determine how...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity (posted on March 20, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a stroboscope, a device that exploits the persistence of vision to make moving objects appear slow or stationary....

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this two-part lesson, learners discover how large bodies of water can serve as a heat source or sink at different times and how proximity to water moderates climate along the coast. The...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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