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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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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this inquiry-based learning activity, learners design, build, and test their own ramps. They are introduced to a variety of materials and explore putting them together. They also create plans...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    Learners explore magnetism and motion as they build a simple marble run. Learners test different arrangements of plastic and cardboard tubes, bottles, and cups on a magnetic board. Learners use...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a seesaw powered by magnets. Use this activity to demonstrate how a lever is a simple machine and how magnets repel and attract depending on the alignment of the...

    $1 - $5 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 figure that moves and "comes to life" when they pull its string. This engineering activity introduces learners to simple machines, specifically levers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build small animated toys that move. This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, simple machines, mechanical advantage, rotational motion, and cranks and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a mini crank machine to make a bird "fly." This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, cranks and cams.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a mini crank-machine to create an animated character or scene. This engineering activity introduces learners to automata, rotational motion, and cranks and cams.

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build an electric two-paddle boat using paint paddles, plastic knives, and empty water bottles. Use this activity to introduce learners to Newton's Laws of Motion,...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a game that tests their steadiness. Learners construct the game board by setting up an electrical circuit and a wand. The object of the game is to move the wand...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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