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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer and two small rotating mirrors to create a variety of fascinating patterns, which can be easily and dramatically projected on a wall or screen. In...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons. By measuring the diameter of the crater area, learners discover that the Moon's largest impact basins were created...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners compare the properties of two balls that appear identical. One ball bounces, while the other ball "thuds." The “bounce” ball is made of the polymer polybutadiene (-C4H4-). The...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    NASA
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    This interactive demonstration reintroduces learners to three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas), and introduces them to a fourth state of matter, plasma. This activity also explores the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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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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    NASA
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    By tossing, collecting, and sorting beanbags, learners understand how the IBEX spacecraft uses its sensors to detect and map the locations of particle types in the interstellar boundary. Learners...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, teams of learners study magnetic fields at four separate stations: examining magnetic fields generated by everyday items, mapping out a magnetic field using a compass, creating...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, amaze learners by performing simple tricks using mirrors. These tricks take advantage of how a mirror can reflect your right side so it appears to be your left side. To make...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor. Learners use this table to simulate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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