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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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    In this activity (posted on March 12, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a spectroscope, a tool used to analyze light and color. First, learners use relatively simple materials to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (posted on March 14, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a camera projector to explore lenses and refraction. First, learners use relatively simple materials to construct...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners string a line across the room and build cable cars that can move from on end to the other. Learners construct their cable cars out of wood sticks, motors, and electrical...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own bagpipe instrument. Learners use PVC pipe, a ziploc bag, rubber tubing, rubber bands, a plastic bottle, and a rubber glove to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a carousel toy that spins when pushed down. Use this activity to demonstrate principles of motion including momentum, angular motion, linear motion, and cyclic...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners watch a figure "magically" float up through the air. Learners use 2 straws, a cup, rubber band, pipe cleaner, and piece of buoyant material to make a simple...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build helicopters and launchers using wooden dowels and scrap paper. Use this activity to explore rotational motion and kinetic and potential energy. Note: this activity...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a figure that moves and "comes to life" when they pull its string. This engineering activity introduces learners to simple machines, specifically levers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Build your own version of the classic physics toy using simple materials. This project demonstrates the principle of conservation of momentum and pays homage to Isaac Newton, who made many...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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