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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math lesson, learners create parallelograms from square sheets of paper and connect them to form octagons. During the construction, learners consider angle measures, segment lengths, and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    Learners explore magnetism and motion as they build a simple marble run. Learners test different arrangements of plastic and cardboard tubes, bottles, and cups on a magnetic board. Learners use...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry-based challenge related to motion and design optimization. Groups of learners will use construction paper to build a model bobsled run for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this physics activity, learners build a toy with a figure that spins around like a gymnast on the high bar. Learners follow step-by-step instructions (with photos) to construct the toy made out...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore sports engineering and advanced materials development. Learners work in a team to devise a racquet out of everyday materials that could be used to volley a ping...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore trebuchet design. Teams of learners construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test their trebuchets to determine the farthest distance they can hit...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct three math puzzles out of simple materials like wood, string, and Styrofoam. The first two puzzles, called "Remove the Loop" and "Two Washers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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