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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity lets learners make 3-dimensional models of the Earth and Moon. Using the Sun's light, learners will discover that the Moon rotates in the same...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners investigate the basic crystal structures that metal atoms form. Learners construct models of crystals using Styrofoam balls and learn about hexagonal close packing (HCP)...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore electronics and motion by making a Scribbling Machine, a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It’s made from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    Cardboard Automata are a playful way to explore simple machine elements while creating a mechanical sculpture. This activity was inspired by the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a group of automata...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this activity, learners make scale models of the Sun and Earth out of paper mache. Using the models, learners will go outside to explore the real distance between the Sun and Earth using the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners explore physics by building a catapult that launches marshmallows with household objects. This activity comes with step-by-step instructions and offers extensions for the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners explore the engineering design process and the basic mechanics behind building bridges as they build one themselves using gumdrops and toothpicks. After building their...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    In this activity, learners design and build their own parachute using household materials with the goal of landing their passenger safely on a target. This activity focuses on the design process-...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes