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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity (located on page 7 of PDF), learners explore how Silly Putty was first invented and then attempt to make a batch of their own. Learners experiment by mixing liquid laundry starch...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore sports engineering and advanced materials development. Learners work in a team to devise a racquet out of everyday materials that could be used to volley a ping...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the history, design and motion of spinning tops. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own tops out of everyday items. Their...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners experiment with creating various types of bubble solutions and testing which ingredients form longer-lasting bubbles. Learners investigate how surface tension works and...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore trebuchet design. Teams of learners construct trebuchets from everyday materials. They then test their trebuchets to determine the farthest distance they can hit...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners use cardboard bases and track tubes to make a ball run to explore the properties of mass, force, and motion. Learners test their ball runs using balls of various sizes,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners explore phosphorescence and how certain materials can absorb and store energy from a light source. Learners use critical thinking skills to hypothesize which type of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Health Museum
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    In this lab, learners experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects without using their sense of sight. To simulate this process, learners...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners explore the work of paleontologists. Learners discuss what paleontologists do and then role-play as paleontologists in a "Paleontologist Dig." A sand table,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    Build your own version of the classic physics toy using simple materials. This project demonstrates the principle of conservation of momentum and pays homage to Isaac Newton, who made many...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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