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    University of Kansas
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    In this activity, learners explore the relationship between electric charges and magnetic fields. Learners create a magnetic field using electricity and observe its effect on the magnetic needle of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    PBS
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    In this activity, learners use a compass, powerful magnet, and copper magnet wire to build a special generator known as a dynamo. Learners observe what happens to the compass needle when the magnet...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners construct a device out of a piezoelectric igniter, like those used as barbecue lighters. Learners use the device to remotely start current flowing in a simple series...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Kansas
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    Using indirect observational methods, learners distinguish between charged and uncharged objects. This lesson uses magnetic marbles to represent charged particles and iron filings to represent a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners investigate series circuits and motors to build a hand-held "kick stick." Their goal is create a battery-operated device that sends a Ping-Pong...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Perkins School for the Blind
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    This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to build and examine a basic electrical circuit. Other activities using the circuit set-up are outlined, such as...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    Cool off in the heat with this project! Learners use simple materials to build a fan that runs on a motor. This activity introduces learners to circuits and switches as well as conduction and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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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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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a mini dancing robot. This engineering activity introduces learners to electricity, circuits, switches, conductivity, and motors. Note: a drill and drill bit are...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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