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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners explore the field of civil engineering by making a bridge using spaghetti as their primary building material. Then they test their bridges to see how much weight they can carry before...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineering has impacted the development of bridges over time, including innovative designs and the challenge of creating bridges that become landmarks for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners work in pairs to create three simple types of bridges, a beam bridge, an arch bridge, and a suspension bridge. They will observe how the bridges work under load and discover why engineers...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    PBS
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    In this math lesson, learners determine and compare the rate of descent of various learner-constructed parachutes. Learners construct parachutes that will have maximum hang times. Learners then...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners investigate the relative growth of lengths, areas, and volumes as cylinders are scaled up. Learners connect their experience with cylinders to the world outside the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore the "nuts and bolts" of gene chips. Learners construct a simple model of a DNA microarray (also known as gene chips) and learn how microarrays can be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The California Study, Inc.
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    In this activity, learners explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate. Learners will construct a turbine that is not strong enough to operate an electrical...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    University of California San Diego
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    In this activity (on page 4), learners create a submarine using a plastic sandwich bag. This is a fun way to learn about buoyancy and how captured gas can cause objects to float. <br> Note:...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    My Science Box
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    In this activity, learners take on the role of various parts of the cell in order to model the process of protein synthesis. Each learner receives a card describing, step by step, what s/he should...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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