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    The Tech Interactive
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    In this design activity, learners create a vehicle that can transport a load, like a favorite toy or as a recycled object, from the top of a zipline to the bottom using only gravity. Ziplines are a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this twist on a classic design challenge, learners will try to stop a bouncy ball from bouncing as they explore how to control the fall of an object. This is similar to the egg drop challenge,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Great Science for Girls
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    In this activity (page 4), learners work in groups to plan and build large structures using recyclable materials they have brought from home. The lesson plan includes questions to ask learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners will build a roller coaster for a marble to run on using everyday household materials such as paper towel or toilet paper rolls, cups, boxes, books, buckets, chairs, etc....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge, learners will create wind-powered contraptions to transport a load, such as a cupcake or another small object, and test to see if they work. This activity is a great...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners arrange triangles together to make patterns to create paper quilts. Learners experiment with arranging the triangles in different ways to make various designs. Use this...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this project, students explore how levers work, by making a puppet with moving limbs. After showing students how to make the arms, students are challenged to construct the rest of the puppet on...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this hands-on engineering project, kids use two simple machines, levers and inclined planes, to construct their own pinball machines. Using the engineering design process and easy-to-find...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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