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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Learners use shop tools and various materials to construct a magnetic spinner and a compass. Learners blow on the spinner directly or through a straw, and will be amazed as it continues to spin,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this activity (page 5 of pdf), learners explore the relationships between the shape and structure of a shark's teeth and the food it eats, and then create their own shark tooth from clay. A...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this experience, learners use the internet to research physical details about Chihuly's Fireworks of Glass "Tower" and "Ceiling" and consider the decisions Chihuly had...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a figure that moves and "comes to life" when they pull its string. This engineering activity introduces learners to simple machines, specifically levers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math lesson, each learner constructs a tetrahedron and describes the linear dimensions, area and volume using non‑traditional units of measure. Four tetrahedra are combined to form a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners discover that some things only stand up while they are spinning. To explore this phenomenon, learners build tops from household items such as CD's, paper plates,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build cars using syringes and water-powered hydraulics. Learners construct the car frame out of cardboard and set up a hydraulic system to raise and lower the car. Use...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this math lesson, learners use the setting of a flower-making fundraiser to explore a variety of patterns. Learners examine the patterns in a flower design made of triangles surrounding a square...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a mini crank machine to make a bird "fly." This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, cranks and cams.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours

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