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    In this activity, learners will measure their lung capacity by making their own spirometer. Learners will then explore factors that affect the amount of air the lungs can hold. Useful information...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Using pipe cleaners, straws, and beads, learners explore the building blocks of life by creating their own model of DNA. This activity provides a great introduction to learning about the structure...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners imitate the way vocal cords work by building a model from a plastic cup, rubber band, and a straw. Then learners blow through the straw onto the model, and listen to the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Build a fruit fly trap out of a 2-liter plastic bottle and some rotten fruit! Fruit flies are easy to catch in warm weather. Once you catch some, you will be able to see their life cycle up-close....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Straws and pipe cleaners are terrific materials for building models of pyramids and cubes. Start out building a triangle or square, then make it three dimensional and turn them into pyramids or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Create airplanes from straws and geometric shapes. Test them out to see how far they can fly, or how accurately they can be aimed. All you need is a straw, two strips of paper, and some tape to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Is a square stronger than a triangle? Use tongue depressors to build simple shapes. Then apply a little weight to them and see what happens! This activity comes with useful tips for building the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    Learners will construct a model of a heart valve using a film canister, a piece of masking tape, and a piece of paper. They investigate their "valve" by altering it to see what happens...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Build your own Mini Mini Golf Course and learn about hands-on building and design, basic circuitry, motion modules and more! Start with the step-by-step photo documentation of other teams'...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    By building a model of a lung and diaphragm, learners discover the function of various parts of the body's respiratory system. The model uses common items - a plastic bottle, a balloon, and a...

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

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