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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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    WGBH
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    In this invention challenge activity, learners create an indoor game for one or two people that gets you moving. This lesson guide includes instructions on how to play an “imagine new uses for old...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 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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    Museum of Science, Boston
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    The goal of this activity is to build a miniature bobsled that is either the fastest or the slowest. Learners use recycled materials to design, build, and test their bobsled on a bobsled track....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this three/four-day lesson, learners calculate perimeters and areas and draw the castle plan to scale. They develop a timeline outlining the construction of a castle and build catapults, a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this engineering activity, learners design parachutes to give toy figures safe landings. This activity is great for practicing an important STEM skill--changing only one variable at a time.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the design of rubber band powered cars. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own rubber band cars out of everyday items. They...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of how aerospace engineering has impacted sports, specifically exploring the design of golf balls. Learners work in teams to explore the physics of...

    free Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into design optimization. Groups of learners will construct a basic sail car out of a fast-food sandwich container, some wooden...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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