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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges out of newspaper and tape to explore how structures are designed to bear loads. Learners adjust and modify their designs to accommodate a certain amount of...

    Ages 4 - 11
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many of...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with straws and pins. In doing so, learners will experience many of the basic physics and...

    Ages 4 - 14
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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...

    Ages 6 - 14
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    PhET
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    In this online activity, learners build their own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, learners can set initial positions, velocities, and masses...

    Ages 11 - adult
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges using paper and explore how much weight each bridge design can support. There is an element of surprise, which increases learners' interest in the...

    Ages 4 - 11
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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...

    Ages 4 - 11

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