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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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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes. Learners use the activity's shape chart to keep track of all the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 7 days
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners walk the sides and interior angles of various polygons drawn on the playground. As they do so, learners practice rotating clockwise 180° and 360°. Learners discover there...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Have you ever heard of a camera without a lens? In this activity, learners create a pinhole camera out of simple materials. They'll see the world in a whole new way: upside down and backwards!...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use cooperation and logical thinking to find solutions to network problems on the playground. Learners act both as computer routers, figuring out with each other how to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this math activity, learners observe and sketch cracking patterns in pavement. Learners use a protractor to measure and label the angles of their sketches and conclude if some angles are more...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a water squirter using a PVC pipe, dowel, and foam. This activity is great for the summer time and introduces learners to forces and water pressure. Note: an...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use pegs (like tent pegs) and string or elastic to simulate drill sites and roads in Northern Canada. Learners are challenged with figuring out how to connect the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    Working in teams of four, learners build tetrahedral kites following specific instructions and using specific materials. They use the basic processes of manufacturing systems--cutting, shaping,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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