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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners construct hand-held altitude trackers. The device is a sighting tube with a marked water level that permits measurement of the inclination of the tube. Learners can use...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners will measure the length of a shadow and use the distance from the equator to calculate the circumference of the earth. Note: This experiment can only be done at solar...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use their hands as tools for indirect measurement. Learners explore how to use ratios to calculate the approximate height of something that can't be measured...

    free Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    This three-part activity shows learners how to build three meteorology tools: a wind vane, a rain gauge, and a barometer. Then, they can use their tools to build their own weather station to record...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners explore conservation of energy by experimenting with a solar cell light device. Learners will set the solar cell in the sun for varying times to charge the battery and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    In this inquiry-based lesson, learners measure the biomass of trees, calculate the carbon stored by the trees, and use this information to create recommendations about using trees for carbon...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF SciGirls Activity: Milk Carton Boat) is a full inquiry investigation into boat hull design. Groups of learners will use empty half-pint milk cartons to fashion...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this health and fitness activity, learners focus on the importance of daily physical activity, specifically walking. Learners use a simple method to measure their stride lengths and then...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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