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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make a photographic image—without a camera! Using sunlight, sun-print paper, and their hand or foot to block the light, learners create wonderful silhouette-like images...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct wands that play different notes depending on information from light sensors programmed via a PICO Cricket. As learners move the wands around, they expose the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Learners explore three-dimensional geometric frames including cubes and tetrahedrons, as they create bubble wands with pipe cleaners and drinking straws. Then they investigate how soap film flows...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners design and build a simple wind vane —one of the oldest kinds of weather tools— and use it to show wind direction. The activity can be done outdoors on a windy day or...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build mini-basketball courts using cardboard and measuring spoons. Use this activity to introduce learners to catapults, forces, and levers. Note: a drill is used in this...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a bird that flies in place with help from a motor, wire, and some straws. This engineering activity introduces learners to circuits and motors, automata, and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (page 2 of PDF under GPS: Alligator Habitat Activity), learners will study the adaptations different fish species have developed to survive in their habitats. Using basic craft...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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