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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how anemometers work to record wind speeds and how the equipment has undergone engineering adaptations over time. Learners work in teams of "engineers"...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is an activity (located on page 3 of PDF) about composites, materials made of 2 or more different components. Learners will be challenged to build the best mud bricks, one of the earliest...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways. By building their own pinhole viewers, learners make observations about the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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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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    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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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    Learners build a simple solar oven from a shoebox, black construction paper, and aluminum foil. Over the course of a few hours, the oven heats up water enough to brew tea. When learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this math activity related to light, learners assemble a photometer and use it to estimate the power output of the Sun. Learners construct the photometer by making a grease spot on white paper...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. This...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build particulate matter collectors--devices that collect samples of visible particulates present in polluted air. They place the collectors in various test sites and observe them over a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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