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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineering has impacted the development of bridges over time, including innovative designs and the challenge of creating bridges that become landmarks for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore the "nuts and bolts" of gene chips. Learners construct a simple model of a DNA microarray (also known as gene chips) and learn how microarrays can be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    My Science Box
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    In this activity, learners take on the role of various parts of the cell in order to model the process of protein synthesis. Each learner receives a card describing, step by step, what s/he should...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this activity, learners observe colors in the flame of a burning candle to explore connections between matter, light, color and temperature -- basic concepts of matter and energy. Then, learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a hot air balloon using just a few sheets of tissue paper and a hair dryer. Use this activity to demonstrate how hot air rises due to density and how the volume of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners construct a 3-D paper model depicting how histone, acetyl and methyl molecules control access to DNA and affect gene DNA expression. This resource guide includes optional...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the design of tall structures such as skyscrapers and telecommunication towers. Learners work in teams to engineer the tallest tower they can build using just...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners create 3D geometric shapes using straws and pipe cleaners. Learners will discover that only certain combinations of two-dimensional shapes make polyhedrons, or regular...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners string a line across the room and build cable cars that can move from on end to the other. Learners construct their cable cars out of wood sticks, motors, and electrical...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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