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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this inquiry-based learning activity, learners design, build, and test their own ramps. They are introduced to a variety of materials and explore putting them together. They also create plans...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into Bernoulli’s principle and airplane wings. Learners will design and build their own airplane wing models out of...

    $5 - $10 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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    NASA
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    In this team design challenge (page 19-24 of PDF), learners "land" a model Lunar Rover in a model Landing Pod (both previously built in activities #3 and #4 in PDF). Learners drop the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in teams build and launch rubberband-powered foam rockets. Through a controlled investigation, learners will explore rocket stability and the trajectory relationship...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this playful physics activity (page eight of the pdf), learners use toy cars to explore how speed and weight affect the results of collision. Designed as a pre- or post-visit lesson in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners discover how NASA engineers develop experimental aircraft. Learners will use geometry and algebra to design, construct, and test an experimental wing to achieve maximum...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the function and engineering of dams and how dams have many uses and solve many problems in the world. Learners work in teams to engineer their own dam structure...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity is a full inquiry investigation into g-force and acceleration. Groups of learners will construct their own accelerometers. Then, with permission from their local amusement park, they...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days

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