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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors. This is a great beginning activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    GreenLearning Canada
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    Learners follow directions to construct a solar oven that really cooks! The solar oven uses aluminum foil to reflect sunlight into a cooking chamber, which is painted black. The black surface...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched. The Pico Cricket then plays back...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Cornell Center for Materials Research
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    In this activity, learners discover the principles of edible glass by making a supersaturated sugar solution. The goal of this activity is to provide an interesting experiment which learners of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Each learner chews a piece of gum until it loses its flavor, and then leaves the gum to dry for several days. By weighing the gum before and after chewing, they can determine the amount of mass...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners design, build, test and redesign a display tower that will meet a specific set of criteria and constraints. Learners apply the engineering design process to solve the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners demonstrate the effects of cold-working (strain-hardening) and annealing. Learners discover that these processes change the load that a wire can support. Safety notes:...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.23 of PDF), learners dye wool with fungi. Learners discover that natural chemicals in fungi can dye wool different colors. Note: Natural dyeing normally requires a color...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, you take regular dominoes, and turn them into conductive switches that can turn on a LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket (micro controller). LEGO RCX block or Pico Cricket is required....

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours