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    In this activity, learners work in NASA teams to build balloon-powered rockets using identical parts and compete to launch the greatest number of paper clips to "space" (the ceiling). The...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners work in teams build and launch rubberband-powered foam rockets. Through a controlled investigation, learners will explore rocket stability and the trajectory relationship...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the history, design and motion of spinning tops. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own tops out of everyday items. Their...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this engineering activity, learners examine bicycle mechanics and gear ratios. Learners determine which gears will help them bike a set course in the shortest amount of time.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore how anemometers work to record wind speeds and how the equipment has undergone engineering adaptations over time. Learners work in teams of "engineers"...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the design of rubber band powered cars. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rubber band cars out of everyday items. They...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore how parachutes are used to slow down moving objects. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own parachutes out of everyday...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Baseball Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into how "bounciness" relates to the distance a ball will fly when hit off a batting tee....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Garbology Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into design optimization using recycled materials. Groups of learners will design a study...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this full inquiry activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Kinetic Sculpture Challenge Activity), groups of learners will make predictions about which feature of a pendulum (mass,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours

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