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    In this activity, challenge learners to design a roller coaster ride for a marble using cardboard and other simple materials. The goal is to have the marble go slow, so it takes as long as possible...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity learners compare the bounciness of warm and cold racquetballs to see if temperature makes a difference in how well they bounce. Use this activity to introduce polymers and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    This event guide features three related explorations in which learners investigate the following science concepts: how you design and build a structure helps determine how strong it will be;...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this engineering activity, learners explore simple machines and then build cardboard automata using cams. Learners are also challenged to build a complex machine--a moving sculpture that tells a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners make plates levitate! Learners build "hovercrafts" using simple materials to explore friction and motion. <b>[Activity is publicly available through a web...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners build a spy tool to secretly view things over walls or around corners. Learners discover that the mirrors inside the periscope reflect light to help you see what&...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a soda can to decode a secret message. Learners wrap scytale (pronounced ski-tally) code around a can and challenge friends to see if they can crack the codes....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make an optical illusion toy from the 1800s to explore persistence of vision. When you spin the Thaumatrope, the pictures move so quickly that your eyes and brain can&...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this hands-on activity, learners build their own kaleidoscopes and explore how light can reflect of off surfaces such as mirrors, to produce beautiful patterns. By changing different aspects of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this playful, goopy activity, learners mix two liquids to create a solid (that sometimes acts like a liquid ), using basic household materials such as borax and glue. Learners experiment with...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes

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