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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this engineering/design/arts and crafts activity, learners design and build "platforms" or "bridges" that can hold weight, and test which glue makes the strongest structure....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build scaled-down structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with bamboo skewers and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make or use pre-made clay beams to scale and proportion. Specifically, they discover that when you scale up proportionally (i.e. keep things the same shape but change the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    No glue is needed for learners of any age to become marshmallow architects or engineers. Using marshmallows and water (and maybe edible decorations like peanut butter, pretzels, gumdrops, etc.),...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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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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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity (located on page 6 of the PDF), learners explore the ways people access water in their homes. Learners investigate the way that water moves through a system and use problem solving...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene). The instructions include discussion questions for both before and after bridge building. Key learning ideas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a paper model of the spacecraft and photometer (telescope) used during NASA's Kepler Mission. This resource includes files for the model, which can be printed...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners investigate the basic crystal structures that metal atoms form. Learners construct models of crystals using Styrofoam balls and learn about hexagonal close packing (HCP)...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 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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