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    New York Hall of Science
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    Test the buoyancy of an aluminum foil boat and an aluminum foil ball. Why does the same material in different shapes sink or float? This activity explores the fact that the amount of water pushed...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners will discover how the shape of an object, not just its weight, determines whether it floats or sinks. After a ball of aluminum foil sinks in a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners use tinfoil to build and test their own boats - which designs will float, and which will sink? Learners must adjust many variables in their boat design to maximize...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this water activity, learners build boats that float and sink. First, learners listen to the book, "Who Sank the Boat" and practice making predictions throughout the story. Then,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineering has impacted the manufacturing of canoes over time, including the development of new, durable, and lighter materials. Learners work in teams of ...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore what makes a boat float and sink. They examine and test various objects to determine why objects float or sink. This experience can prepare learners for a science...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 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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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how parachutes are used to slow down moving objects. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own parachutes out of everyday...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore watercraft engineering and sailing. Learners work in teams to design a sailboat out of everyday objects that can catch a breeze from a fan, stay afloat with a set...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the unique challenges in transportation engineering, such as devising a method for skiers or hikers to get to the top of a mountain. Students work in teams to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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