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    Learners discover that soap can be used to power a boat. Learners make a simple, flat boat model, put it in water, and then add a drop of detergent at the back of the boat. The soap changes the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners cut and fold a paper helicopter from the template in this PDF. They practice twirling the helicopter and observe what happens as they modify their tries. The modifications can include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this outdoor activity, learners race small boats, made of cork, balsa wood, popsicle sticks etc., to investigate the rate and direction of currents in a stream or creek. Learners will examine...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Scientists use enormous wind tunnels to test the design of planes, helicopters, even the Space Shuttle. In this simulation activity, learners create a miniature wind tunnel test by blowing air with...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This assortment of mathematical games can be played while traveling. Suggestions include: estimate time until arrival and use a watch to track it; talk about turns and directions; count traffic...

    free Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes