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    NCTM Illuminations
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    In this math lesson, learners create parallelograms from square sheets of paper and connect them to form octagons. During the construction, learners consider angle measures, segment lengths, and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry-based challenge related to motion and design optimization. Groups of learners will use construction paper to build a model bobsled run for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this physics activity, learners build a toy with a figure that spins around like a gymnast on the high bar. Learners follow step-by-step instructions (with photos) to construct the toy made out...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct three math puzzles out of simple materials like wood, string, and Styrofoam. The first two puzzles, called "Remove the Loop" and "Two Washers,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners prepare four polymer elastomers and then compare their physical properties, such as texture, color, size, and bounce height. This activity is a fun way for learners to...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into the relationship between an object’s mass and the distance it is thrown by a catapult. Groups of learners will...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners create a mind and math puzzle that requires a three-dimensional solution. Learners use tools including a drill and glue gun to construct the puzzle out of wood, rope, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners discover that some things only stand up while they are spinning. To explore this phenomenon, learners build tops from household items such as CD's, paper plates,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore electronics and motion by making a Scribbling Machine, a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It’s made from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours

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