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    The Exploratorium
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    Make your own speaker with a magnet, wire, and paper cup! If you have a radio with a headphone plug and an old pair of headphones, this is a great tinkering activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Break open that used musical toy and squish some Play-Doh over the circuit boards, and you will hear some weird and distorted sounds the manufacturer never intended! In this activity learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners take apart a used zinc-carbon dry cell battery. Besides making for an interesting lesson in electrochemistry, taking apart a spent D-cell also allows learners to salvage...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors. This is a great beginning activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners use UV light to transfer a pattern onto a plastic board. The pattern is transferred by placing a mask (a transparency sheet with the pattern) on a plastic board. The...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    From this How To slide show, you create an Audio Tape Bow that can play distorted audio sounds by running it across a tape head. Learners will open up cassette tapes and used tape players to see...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched. The Pico Cricket then plays back...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make two firefly lanterns, then program them to blink to one another and change colors. Learn to program a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to communicate with other Pico Crickets using infrared (IR...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, you take regular dominoes, and turn them into conductive switches that can turn on a LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket (micro controller). LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket is required....

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours

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