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    In this activity, learners build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. Learners keep a journal on the behavior of the kite and test different variables (tail, tail length,...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    In this activity, learners work in teams build and launch rubberband-powered foam rockets. Through a controlled investigation, learners will explore rocket stability and the trajectory relationship...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a...

    Ages 8 - adult
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    In this activity, learners build small indoor paper rockets, determine their flight stability, and launch them by blowing air through a drinking straw. This lesson plan includes procedures for the...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this activity, learners simulate a multistage rocket launch using party balloons, fishing line, straws, and a plastic cup. Educators can use this activity to explain how inventors have refined...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    In this experiment, learners investigate how the size of a wing affects lift. Learners count the number of pennies an egg crate plane wing can hold until the plane will no longer fly. Learners...

    Ages 8 - 11
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    This demonstration activity models how Venus appears from Earth. This activity will help learners see why Venus appears to us sometimes as the "morning star" and sometimes as the "...

    Ages 4 - 14
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    In this activity about engineering, nutrition, and physical activity, learners design and build a healthy bone model of a space explorer which is strong enough to withstand increasing amounts of...

    Ages 8 - 11
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to investigate the relationship between mass, acceleration, and force as described in Newton's second law of motion. During a set of experiments,...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    In this activity, learners make "solar cookies," edible models of the Sun's outer layers using sugar cookies and toppings. Learners use red and yellow sprinkles to form the granular...

    Ages 4 - 18

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