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    In this activity, learners explore moving air and the physics of lift and drag by constructing homemade wind tunnels. Use this activity to illustrate Newton's Second Law of Motion (F=ma) and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore motion, energy, and electricity by constructing bottle cars that run on motors. Learners can make two different types of cars: a 1-bottle model and a 2-bottle...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build an electric two-paddle boat using paint paddles, plastic knives, and empty water bottles. Use this activity to introduce learners to Newton's Laws of Motion,...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a speedboat using paint paddles, a propeller, and film canister. Learners attach a simple circuit and motor to the boat to power the propellers. Use this activity...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Build your own version of a favorite carnival game, in which a marble races down a maze consisting of rows of nails. Use this activity to demonstrate the effects of gravity and Newton's Laws...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument using some metal pipes, rubber bands, and a baseboard. Note: this activity requires the use of a drill and drill bits, not...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a device that projects images onto a surface, so they can trace landscapes and other sights. The cardboard box camera captures the images using a mirror, holder...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts and explore the laws of physics. Learners discover that everything you throw or shoot on earth travels in a parabola. Note: a drill is used...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity (posted on March 12, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a spectroscope, a tool used to analyze light and color. First, learners use relatively simple materials to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a projector out of cardboard to view their favorite images (such as storybook illustrations) on the wall. Use this activity to introduce learners to concepts...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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