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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges out of newspaper and tape to explore how structures are designed to bear loads. Learners adjust and modify their designs to accommodate a certain amount of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (last activity on the page), learners make a model of the eardrum (also called the "tympanic membrane") and see how sound travels through the air. This activity page...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity, learners use information gathered from a variety of sources to design and make their own insect. Learners design and create an insect using household and/or arts and crafts...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
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    In this activity, learners investigate the concepts of relative size and distance by creating a basic model of the solar system. Learners will work at one end of a hallway, large room or outdoor...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners imitate the way vocal cords work by building a model from a plastic cup, rubber band, and a straw. Then learners blow through the straw onto the model, and listen to the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Straws and pipe cleaners are terrific materials for building models of pyramids and cubes. Start out building a triangle or square, then make it three dimensional and turn them into pyramids or...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Aquarium of the Bay
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    In this activity (page 2 of pdf), learners craft a model of a skate egg case and come to understand that cartilaginous fish such as sharks and shakes employ reproductive strategies that differ from...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 7 days
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners make film canister rocket ships. A fin pattern is glued onto the outside of the canister, and fuel (water and half an antacid tablet) is mixed inside the canister. When...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    No glue is needed for learners of any age to become marshmallow architects or engineers. Using marshmallows and water (and maybe edible decorations like peanut butter, pretzels, gumdrops, etc.),...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The University of Texas McDonald Observatory
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    In this two-part activity, learners explore the Earth and Sun's positions in relation to the constellations of the ecliptic with a small model. Then they extend to explore the motions of the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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