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    Build a Rube Goldberg type contraption with craft supplies and off the shelf materials. Guests will learn basic concepts from physics, design, and engineering.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this engineering activity, learners investigate the differences between the strength of bridges made from flat and round building materials. They construct simple bridges out of linguine, which...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This is an activity about waves. Using marbles, paper clips and rubber bands, learners explore how waves behave. This is an excellent activity to use to lead into discussion of waves of all sorts ...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is a web activity about simple machines. Learners will explore a lawn mower and identify six different simple machines which work together to help make our lives easier. This is an excellent...

    free Ages 8 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity (page 19 of the PDF) learners will create a soda bottle bioreactor by exploring the science of composting, comparing variables such as reactor design, moisture content, and...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 12 months
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    This is an activity about rockets. Learners will explore how rockets leave Earth's orbit and what it takes to make a launch successful. There is also a discussion of force and Newton's...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this fun and, at times, hilarious force and motion activity, learners will use household objects to build a crazy contraption and see how far they can get a tennis ball to move. This is an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this physics activity, learners build their own rockets out of film canisters and construction paper. Learners discover how a chemical reaction (from a mix of water and Alka-Seltzer) creates gas...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about archaeology, learners will explore different Egyptian hieroglyphs and recognize their meanings and uses. They will also create their own hieroglyphs and use both to write...

    free Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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