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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate balance and symmetry by designing a symmetrical butterfly, using a paper cutout. Then they use pennies symmetrically placed to balance the butterfly on the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this interactive game, learners will test their memory of animal and insect sounds. Flip over cards, listen to the sound, and try to find the ones that match. Three levels of play ranges from...

    free Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    This is an online simulation of how sound changes due to environment. How does place--like a cave, a pier, or a forest--affect certain sounds? Move the sound pieces around and change the location...

    free Ages 4 - 8 5 to 10 minutes
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Use geometry, a ruler, and a steady hand to create these amazing unfurling paper folds! Be sure to check out Simon Guest's folded "super structure" link, and to see great paper...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore electricity and conductivity to find that many things conduct electricity including copper, pencil lead, fruit, play-doh, and even people! Learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning. A related video show...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Make a one-string "guitar" by stringing a cup with some fishing line. You amplify the plucking of the string by placing a piezo contact microphone and mini battery powered amplifier...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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