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    WGBH
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    In this hands-on engineering project, kids use two simple machines, levers and inclined planes, to construct their own pinball machines. Using the engineering design process and easy-to-find...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners make their own paper. They start by shredding old newspaper, clean toilet paper, and clean paper towels. Learners mix the shredded paper with water to make pulp, then strain and dry the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners build a bird feeder or feeders to attract birds for observation. The main feeder to be built is made from a large milk carton, but a suggestion is also included for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    This fun activity uses simple materials such as milk cartons and mirrors to introduce the ideas of optics and visual perception. The project is easy to do, however adult assistance may be needed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 5 of the PDF, learners mimic the process for making bricks. Learners shape and bake creations from a dough that is made from flour, salt, and water. Use this activity to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners use a nail and magnet wire to build an electromagnet, which controls the movements of a paper dancer. Learners will enjoy watching the dancer swirl around when they...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this chemistry activity, learners use thin layer chromatography to determine the molecular composition of different markers. First, they use pure rubbing alcohol as the liquid phase, then...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners build bird nests and place them in the activity area, then play the role of naturalists as they try to locate each other's nests. Learners consider how bird...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes