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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with straws and pins. In doing so, learners will experience many of the basic physics and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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    In this international citizen science activity, learners measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations into an online database. This popular program has generated 100,000...

    free Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    NOAA
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    Learners complete a series of hands-on and investigative activities to explore cumulus clouds. Learners observe cumulus clouds outside, read a book about how cumulus clouds differ from other clouds...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build bridges using paper and explore how much weight each bridge design can support. There is an element of surprise, which increases learners' interest in the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene). The instructions include discussion questions for both before and after bridge building. Key learning ideas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes