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    In this activity, learners explore the engineering and principles behind working elevators. Teams explore the history of elevators, elevator design, and develop their own working elevator using...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the design of rubber band powered cars. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rubber band cars out of everyday items. They...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this three/four-day lesson, learners calculate perimeters and areas and draw the castle plan to scale. They develop a timeline outlining the construction of a castle and build catapults, a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of how brakes can stop or slow mechanical motion. Learners examine the operation of a bicycle brake and use low cost materials to devise a simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this engineering activity, learners explore simple machines and then build cardboard automata using cams. Learners are also challenged to build a complex machine--a moving sculpture that tells a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this engineering activity, learners design parachutes to give toy figures safe landings. This activity is great for practicing an important STEM skill--changing only one variable at a time.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity follow up to "Kicking Machine", learners add a hands-free feature to their Kicking Machine. Learners modify their kicking machine to have it either...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a model of a hot air balloon using tissue paper and a hairdryer. Educators can use this activity to introduce learners to density and its role in why things float....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The goal of this activity is to build a miniature bobsled that is either the fastest or the slowest. Learners use recycled materials to design, build, and test their bobsled on a bobsled track....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Sailboat Design Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into design optimization. Groups of learners will construct a basic sail car out of a fast...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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