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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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    In this activity, learners build bridges and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with straws and pins. In doing so, learners will experience many of the basic physics and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    PhET
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    In this online activity, learners build their own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, learners can set initial positions, velocities, and masses...

    free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene). The instructions include discussion questions for both before and after bridge building. Key learning ideas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes