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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern. With...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor. Learners use this table to simulate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that can support a tennis ball at least 18 inches off the ground while withstanding the wind from a fan. Learners will build a sturdy frame...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 12-15), learners make a crater model and test the effects of weather (rain) on its surface. This activity helps learners understand how Earth's crust is constantly...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    In this activity (on pages 36-39), learners make a model of a watershed out of paper, then run water down the mountain to simulate how rainfall and pollution affect watersheds. Learners are...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height. Learners must follow a certain number of design...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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