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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers have improved roofing designs and materials in order to protect the contents of buildings. Learners explore the hydrophobic effect, and learn about...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar-powered car. Solar car kits usually include a photovoltaic cell and motor; some include a chassis as well. Encourage...

    Over $20 per student Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore rocketry and the principals of space flight. Learners work in teams with adult supervision and construct and launch a rocket from a soda bottle and everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    Working in teams of four, learners build tetrahedral kites following specific instructions and using specific materials. They use the basic processes of manufacturing systems--cutting, shaping,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners make a small batch of biodiesel that will work in any diesel engine. Learners use an old juice bottle as a "reactor" vessel to chemically process vegetable oil...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    In this design-based lesson, learners study flood dynamics as they modify a riverbed with blockages or levees to simulate real-world scenarios. Learners will learn about floodplains, consider...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners experiment with creating various types of bubble solutions and testing which ingredients form longer-lasting bubbles. Learners investigate how surface tension works and...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build handheld rockets and launchers out of PVC pipes and plastic bottles. Use this activity to demonstrate acceleration, air pressure, and Newton's Laws of Motion....

    Over $20 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 build rockets and shoot them into the air by stomping on the plastic bottle launchers. Use this activity to demonstrate air pressure, projectile motion, Newton's...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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