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    Learners construct one or more of the following kinds of sundials: a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. They track the position of the sun during the course of a day, and use...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    In this activity, learners investigate the properties of different types of balls. Learners conduct experiments on four different balls to see which can bounce the highest and which continues...

    free Ages 8 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Each group of learners uses everyday materials, such as paper, toothpicks, and tape to design and construct a structure intended to support the weight of a cinder block for 30 seconds. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Learners work with plastic sheeting, masking tape, and string to design the perfect material for plastic chair webbing, and then construct their webbing. Since the best webbing would resist...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Working in teams of four, learners build tetrahedral kites following specific instructions and using specific materials. They use the basic processes of manufacturing systems--cutting, shaping,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    After a discussion about what a parachute is and how it works, learners create parachutes using different materials that they think will work best. They test their designs, and then contribute to a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Engineer and cartoonist Rube Goldberg is famous for his crazy machines that accomplish everyday tasks in overly complicated ways. Learners use their understanding of simple machines to design and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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