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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners explore conservation of energy by experimenting with a solar cell light device. Learners will set the solar cell in the sun for varying times to charge the battery and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity, challenge learners to design a car using only 3 straws, 4 Lifesavers™, 1 piece of paper, 2 paper clips, tape, and scissors. The catch is that in order to make their...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry-based challenge related to motion and design optimization. Groups of learners will use construction paper to build a model bobsled run for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 12 of the PDF), learners explore potential and kinetic energy by rolling different sized marbles down an inclined plane. Learners compare the amount of work done by...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners measure the diameter of their water balloons, model an impact, measure the diameter of the “crater” area, and determine the ratio of impactor to crater. This activity is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners investigate weight by building a spring scale. They observe and record how it responds to objects with different masses. This activity can be combined with other activities to create a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    Everybody loves boomerangs! In this activity about force and motion, the learners will experiment with boomerangs and explore how they work. This is a great activity to get learners up and moving.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners follow a recipe to create play dough scented with fruit-flavored drink mix. As they mix together the ingredients, learners are encouraged to use descriptive words to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 1 of PDF), learners will construct an air cannon by cutting a hole in the bottom of a bucket and stretching a garbage bag over the other end. Then, they aim the cannon at a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners use cheap, thin plastic garbage bags to quickly build a solar hot air balloon. In doing so, learners will explore why hot air rises. Learners can use a hair dryer to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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