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    In this simple and fun activity, learners build a tower of cups to explore distribution of weight. Learners make predictions about their towers and test their designs. Activity extensions include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that can support a tennis ball at least 18 inches off the ground while withstanding the wind from a fan. Learners will build a sturdy frame...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this dynamic activity, learners build a catapult that launches projectiles, such as marshmallows. Participants then design and build their own models using the steps of the design process to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    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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    In this project, students explore how levers work, by making a puppet with moving limbs. After showing students how to make the arms, students are challenged to construct the rest of the puppet on...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use tinfoil to build and test their own boats - which designs will float, and which will sink? Learners must adjust many variables in their boat design to maximize...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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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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