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    The Exploratorium
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    This is an activity about reaction times. Just how quickly must an NHL goalie respond to save a shot, and how does your reaction time compare? In order to figure out, learners must describe motion...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners will discover how to find the "sweet spots" on a baseball bat. Whenever an object is struck, it vibrates in response. These vibrations travel in waves up and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Institute of Physics
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    In this indoor or outdoor demonstration, use a large and small ball to illustrate conservation of energy and momentum. Learners will compare how high the balls bounce when bounced individually or...

    free Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this astronomy activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will examine the effects of gravity on a person’s pulse and explore how gravity can differ from planet to planet. Although this activity was...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts and explore the laws of physics. Learners discover that everything you throw or shoot on earth travels in a parabola. Note: a drill is used...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math activity, learners model a bungee jump using a Barbie® doll and rubber bands. The distance which the doll will fall is directly proportional to the number of rubber bands, so this...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how boats are engineered to achieve speed. Learners consider and develop a design, build their speedboat out of everyday items, and test their boat against those...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners take their own pulse and explore how heart rate is affected by various activities. Learners can then track their heart rate on the chart provided, and compare their heart...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    When baseball was in its infancy, the ball had plenty of bounce. Today's baseball may not seem to have bounce to it at all; if you drop a ball on the field it won't bounce back. This...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    You may have tried to throw a curveball or a slider, or even a screwball, with an ordinary baseball and found it difficult to do. In this activity, learners use a Styrofoam ball to more easily...

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

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