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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate balance and symmetry by designing a symmetrical butterfly, using a paper cutout. Then they use pennies symmetrically placed to balance the butterfly on the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Use geometry, a ruler, and a steady hand to create these amazing unfurling paper folds! Be sure to check out Simon Guest's folded "super structure" link, and to see great paper...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.25 of PDF), learners investigate spores. Mushrooms produce millions of spores which are equivalent to the seeds of plants but without the massive food reserves. Spores are so...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning. A related video show...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners draw pictures of how they envision scientists. By comparing and discussing the features in their pictures, they can discover common thoughts and stereotypes about scientists. The activity...

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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    In this activity, learners create an origami model of DNA, demonstrating its double helix structure. Two templates are available as PDFs: a standard template with the base pairs already colored or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Align four color transparencies, each one a single color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black), and see a beautiful full color image. Make sure you have access to a color printer that can print to a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 2 of the PDF, learners discover how color changes can help scientists distinguish between acids and bases. Learners create colorful rainbow trout artwork using universal...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized. Use this activity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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