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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity about computer programming, learners follow instructions in a variety of ways in order to successfully draw figures. Through these exercises, learners will experience some of the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build an old-fashioned paddle boat out of simple materials. Use this activity to introduce learners to potential energy, kinetic energy, Newton's Laws of Motion, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners are invited to imagine the park of their dreams! In small groups, learners place moveable pieces on a grid, iterating on their plan together to create a plan for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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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...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a toy that flies in circles. This activity introduces learners to center of mass, torque, and rotational motion.

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build helicopters and launchers using wooden dowels and scrap paper. Use this activity to explore rotational motion and kinetic and potential energy. Note: this activity...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct speedy vehicles made out of paper plates and powered by twisted rubber bands. This toy is an excellent demonstration of potential and kinetic energy and how...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 5 of PDF), young learners investigate how materials and design contribute to the strength of a structure, particularly walls. Learners use different materials to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a mini dancing robot. This engineering activity introduces learners to electricity, circuits, switches, conductivity, and motors. Note: a drill and drill bit are...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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