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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity related to flight, learners conduct two simple tests to explore how lift works. In "Use Your Lips to Levitate," learners hold a piece of paper, blow over the paper, and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this physics activity (page 8 of the PDF), learners will explore the concept of inertia by attempting to run and stop quickly. Although this activity was created as a previsit for a workshop...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 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 how drag affects the falling rate of objects. They construct paper objects of different shapes and sizes, use clay to make them all the same mass, and then drop them all from...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity related to flight, learners build a tiny stream channel to investigate how fluids (air and water) change speed as they flow between and around objects. It includes an explanation ...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this engineering activity, learners examine bicycle mechanics and gear ratios. Learners determine which gears will help them bike a set course in the shortest amount of time.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this amazingly simple physics activity (page 5 of the PDF), learners will explore how exerting a force on an object can give it kinetic energy and momentum. Although this activity was created as...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about flight, learners explore how high they can jump. Learners dip their finger in ink or dirt, then jump as high as they can and mark paper attached to the wall. Learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners set up books with rubber bands stretched between the books. When two identical books are stretched apart and released, they move back toward each other an equal distance. When two...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity (page 89 of the PDF), learners compare and contrast pitch and roll motions by using a Magic Carpet maze similar to one that was used for Neurolab investigations about microgravity....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity (page 95 of the PDF), learners create Escher Staircase models similar to those that were used by Neurolab's Spatial Orientation Team to investigate the processing of...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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