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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GEMS Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into technology design and testing. Groups of learners will design, build, and program a LEGO robot to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners experience some of the challenges of "tele-operating" a robotic vehicle on another planet when they design and execute a series of commands to guide a human ...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo, learners examine a synthetic gecko tape with micron sized hairs that mimics the behavior of the gecko foot. The process is called "nanomolding." Also described in...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Tech
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    Based of the The Tech Challenge 2015, learners will engage in two mini-design challenges related to seismic engineering. Can be team or individually built, this challenge attempts to "raise...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this technology activity, learners light up the room with electrifying play dough creations. Learners use conductive and insulating homemade play dough to build simple circuits. Learners then...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo, learners investigate biobarcodes, a nanomedical technology that allows for massively parallel testing that can assist with disease diagnosis. Learners define antibodies and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make or use pre-made clay beams to scale and proportion. Specifically, they discover that when you scale up proportionally (i.e. keep things the same shape but change the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make
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    Agriculturalists have long considered mushroom growing a challenge, largely because you need a piece of benchtop equipment known as a laminar flow hood. In this activity, learners make their own ...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 4 weeks
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners work in groups to build model cars from paper parts. First, each learner builds cars individually and the group times themselves. Then, the group forms an assembly line with each learner...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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