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    In this activity, learners design, build and test a model suspension bridge for sturdiness and strength. Participants explore how parts of the bridge, such as the deck, hangers, cables, towers and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a racecar using only a rubber band, spool, straw, and paper clip! This racer is a classic toy that zips across a flat surface. The activity links to different ideas...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a car that uses a battery-operated motor to "drive" at least ten feet. Educators can use this activity as a fun, hands-on way to...

    $5 - $10 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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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make plates levitate! Learners build simple "hovercrafts" using simple materials to explore friction and motion.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a car that can travel at least four feet using rubber band power and use the design process to debug problems. Learners can follow up this activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 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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    This fun activity uses simple materials such as milk cartons and mirrors to introduce the ideas of optics and visual perception. The project is easy to do, however adult assistance may be needed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel in a straight path across the room. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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