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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer and two small rotating mirrors to create a variety of fascinating patterns, which can be easily and dramatically projected on a wall or screen. In...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Make your own speaker with a magnet, wire, and paper cup! If you have a radio with a headphone plug and an old pair of headphones, this is a great tinkering activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is an activity that demonstrates how batteries work using simple household materials. Learners use a pickle, aluminum foil and a pencil to create an electrical circuit that powers a buzzer....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Construct a simple battery that's able to power a small light or motor out of foil, salt water, and charcoal. A helpful video, produced by the Exploratorium, guides you along on this activity.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore electricity and conductivity to find that many things conduct electricity including copper, pencil lead, fruit, play-doh, and even people! Learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners simulate the process of DNA fingerprinting by using electricity to separate colored dyes. Learners use simple materials to assemble a comb (electrophoresis chamber) to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Make a one-string "guitar" by stringing a cup with some fishing line. You amplify the plucking of the string by placing a piezo contact microphone and mini battery powered amplifier...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners create a tiny electric, motorized dancer. Learners use the interactions of magnetism and electric current to make a wire spin, while displaying the Lorentz Force in...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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