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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce. The point of the activity is not necessarily to have students arrive at a precise explanation for the phenomena...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of friction and how ball bearings reduce friction. Learners investigate different uses for ball bearings, how the design has changed over time to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners build a pendulum from a yo-yo, and then design their own experiment to determine what affects the pendulum's period of swing. They can alter the mass of the yo-yo by adding play dough...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 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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    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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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math activity, learners model a bungee jump using a Barbie® doll and rubber bands. The distance which the doll will fall is directly proportional to the number of rubber bands, so this...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this two-part activity about luminescence, learners explore the chemistry that happens inside glow sticks and other light producing reactions. First, learners build a ground state model and a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this activity about ramps, learners explore and measure the rate at which spherical objects roll down a ramp. Learners discuss why different ramps work better than others and practice procedures...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 5 of PDF), young learners investigate how materials and design contribute to the strength of a structure, particularly walls. Learners use different materials to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes

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