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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this puzzle, learners investigate the decisions involved in linking a network between houses in a muddy city. It can lead on to a discussion of minimal spanning tree algorithms for optimizing...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity explores the main algorithms that are used as the basis for searching on computers, using different variations on the game of battleships. This activity demonstrates three search...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity about encryption, learners cut out a secret decoder badge from a handout and use it to encode messages to each other. They can also create their own codes that are different from...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners help a poor cartographer color in the countries on a map, making sure each country is colored a different color than any of its neighbors. Through this exercise, learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity lets learners participate in the process of reconstructing a phylogenetic tree and introduces them to several core bioinformatics concepts, particularly in relation to evolution....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this pencil and paper activity, learners work in pairs and simulate how astronomical spacecraft and computers create images of objects in space. Learners will discover the process of how light...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity shows learners how computers use numbers to represent pictures. A grid is used to represent the pixels (short for picture elements) of a computer screen. Numbers indicate whether...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    This magic trick is based on how computers detect and correct data errors. In the trick, a volunteer lays out a 5 x 5 square of identical cards colored on one side, with a random mix of sides...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity helps students learn how computers "compress" text by identifying repeating patterns of letters, words, and phrases. Students use poems or nursery rhymes as their source...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes

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