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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity on page 11 of the PDF, learners follow simple steps to recycle old newspaper into new paper. Use this activity to introduce conservation as well as the chemistry of cellulose and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized. Use this activity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that’s at least 12 inches high with two or more parts that move (spin, sway, or flap) in the wind. This art meets construction activity...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors. This is a very fun and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this engineering activity, learners explore simple machines and then build cardboard automata using cams. Learners are also challenged to build a complex machine--a moving sculpture that tells a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Great Science for Girls
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    In this activity (page 4), learners work in groups to plan and build large structures using recyclable materials they have brought from home. The lesson plan includes questions to ask learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    This simple construction activity teaches the importance of architectural structure. Learners build and test designs for a paper "doghouse" strong enough to hold the weight of a jumbo dog...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a simple activity for learners to create a traditional musical instrument. Pan Pipes have developed all over the world in different cultures, from South America to Greece and China. They...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners build a simple tabletop seesaw to test how different variables (the position of the fulcrum, distance, weight) affect its balance under increasing weight loads. Extension...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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