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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune. This lesson plan includes information on sound energy and pitch and the design process, as well as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this mechanical engineering activity, learners design shadow puppets with moving parts and use them to tell stories. Learners explore simple and complex linkages while constructing various...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design and create musical instruments from common objects; their challenge is to create an instrument that can make three different tones. They investigate how energy is transferred from...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a playable kazoo from inexpensive materials. They will experience how vibration creates sound waves and music. Changing the materials their kazoo is made of,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    During this hands-on activity, learners are briefly exposed to moviemaking and animation, when they create their own thaumatropes. Participants draw two different images which appear as one, when...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Make your own "Dance Dance Revolution" dance pad! In this design challenge activity, learners work in teams to build a dance pad that lets you use your feet to sound a buzzer or flash a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this arts and crafts activity about animals and animal characteristics, learners will design animal hats and role-play as animals. Through this dramatic play, learners will practice and develop...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Rainsticks, filled with pebbles and seeds, create sounds that mimic falling rain. Instead of buying a pre-made one, how about building your own with material you can find around your house!

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this two-part activity, learners map a navigation plan to get from Earth to Mars and back. In activity one, learners represent the orbital paths of Earth through dance and dramatic movement. In...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is a matching game where learners match examples of communications technologies with pictures of the people who used them. Look at images of hieroglyphs, runes and calligraphy and match them...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes