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    IEEE
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    This lesson focuses on how nanotechnology has impacted the design and engineering of many everyday items from paint to fabrics. Learners explore the hydrophobic effect and how similar properties...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Learners can program a compass to draw a circle by itself using a Pico Cricket, some Legos, and lots of tape! Pico Cricket is required. This activity teaches learners how to program a micro...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design and build a system of gears and kinematics to create a hand-stamping machine. In this activity, learners get a chance to design, build, and test...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design and build the tools they need to survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island. Working in small teams, learners rely on their creativity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to design and construct a windmill to harness the power of wind. Learners act as design engineers, focusing on the testing and redesign parts of the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    Working in small teams, learners try to build a satellite that can float for at least five seconds in the marked area of a vertical wind tube. Learners think about and explore the concepts of lift...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence
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    In this two-part activity, learners investigate buoyancy, density and surface area as well as biodiversity and the relationship between the structure and function of organisms. In part one,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NISE Network
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    In this demonstration, learners discover that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio. Learners learn that smaller particles have a much...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners try to float ink on the surface of water to create a pattern and then capture it with absorbent paper. This technique, called Suminagashi, is an ancient Japanese style of...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners explore how the application of nano-sized particles or coatings can change a bigger material’s properties. Learners investigate the hydrophobic properties of plants, nano...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes