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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Utah Education Network
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    In this activity, learners model erosion using a clear shoebox and sand or soil. Learners observe and discuss wind and water erosion in action and determine what effect sod and rocks have on their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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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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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners build a bird feeder or feeders to attract birds for observation. The main feeder to be built is made from a large milk carton, but a suggestion is also included for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners investigate the concepts of relative size and distance by creating a basic model of the solar system. Learners will work at one end of a hallway, large room or outdoor...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This is an activity about motion, power, air and Newton’s Third Law of Motion, which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Learners will harness the power of thrust...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a kite out of paper, change it, and try to make it fly even better. With their new knowledge of kite making, students can then go on to create their own kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how some desert birds keep their cool. Learners will make four model Saguaro nests out of Styrofoam ice chests, insert...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks

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