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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners simulate what happens to a human spine in space by making Sponge Spool Spines (alternating sponge pieces and spools threaded on a pipe cleaner). This represents a human...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design a planktonic organism that will neither float like a cork nor sink like a stone. They are given pictures of planktonic organisms and simple...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    In this activity (on page 5 of PDF), learners use dry ice and household materials to make scientifically accurate models of comets. Learners will investigate the ingredients in comets and how...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, and then translate it into a protein. This activity requires learners to have already constructed...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this space science activity, learners work together to create a human-powered orrery to model the movements of the four inner planets. Learners assist in setting up this moving model of the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners create a working model of a nail clipper. This activity helps learners learn the basic principles of simple machines, engineering design and model building.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners design, build, and test models of "dragon boats" made from up to three milk cartons. They observe how well the boats can be pulled through water in a homemade testing tank, and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore what makes a boat float and sink. They examine and test various objects to determine why objects float or sink. This experience can prepare learners for a science...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    This event guide features three related explorations in which learners investigate the following science concepts: how you design and build a structure helps determine how strong it will be;...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners model the gravitational fields of planets on a flexible surface. Learners place and move balls of different sizes and densities on a plastic sheet to develop a mental...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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