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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Learners build structures from spaghetti and marshmallows to determine which structures are able to handle the greatest load. Their experiments help them to further understand the effects that...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners explore the concepts of equilibrium and center of mass by seeing how non-symmetrical objects balance. They balance a paper parrot cut-out on a wire coat hanger and find that their parrot...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners build simple catapults and use them to launch cotton balls. Learners can see Newton's second law of motion in effect; pulling the catapult arm back further creates more force and thus...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners build a simple hovercraft using air from a balloon to levitate a craft made from a compact disc (CD). They learn that a bed of air under an object significantly reduces the friction as it...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    To learn how friction affects motion, learners build a measurement tool from a rubber band and other simple materials. They measure how much the rubber band stretches when a weighted note card is...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners examine collisions between two skateboards carrying different masses. They learn about conservation of momentum in collisions. This activity can be combined with other activities to create...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners build at least two different spinners (tops) to investigate how mass distribution, size, and shape affect the length of time the spinner spins. Learners strive to design and build the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate passive solar building design with a focus solely on heating. They learn how insulation, window placement, thermal mass, surface colors, and site orientation...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    Learners construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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