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    In this activity, learners explore sports engineering and advanced materials development. Learners work in a team to devise a racquet out of everyday materials that could be used to volley a ping...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this design challenge activity, learners invent a convenient way for someone using crutches or a wheelchair to carry small personal items. Learners will experience some of the obstacles people...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this engineering activity, learners examine bicycle mechanics and gear ratios. Learners determine which gears will help them bike a set course in the shortest amount of time.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this engineering activity (page 3 of PDF), young learners investigate how a pole can be made stable by “planting” its base in the ground or adding supports to the base. First, learners observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this invention challenge activity, learners create an indoor game for one or two people that gets you moving. This lesson guide includes instructions on how to play an “imagine new uses for old...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    This activity explores how sensing is part of robotics. Learners try tying their shoes with different constraints. After tying shoes normally, learners attempt to tie their shoes while wearing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight. Learners can test their kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Using recycled materials, learners will design a transportation vehicle to carry an egg in an egg toss (a rudimentary model of a shock absorbent transport vessel). Learners will consider how their...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this design challenge activity, learners make a balloon hover at eye level for five seconds, and then make it move by creating air currents. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners experience some of the challenges of "tele-operating" a robotic vehicle on another planet when they design and execute a series of commands to guide a human ...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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