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    University of California Museum of Paleontology
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    Learners explore the physical properties of a variety of balls and how they bounce. The point of the activity is not necessarily to have students arrive at a precise explanation for the phenomena...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners build a pendulum from a yo-yo, and then design their own experiment to determine what affects the pendulum's period of swing. They can alter the mass of the yo-yo by adding play dough...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of friction and how ball bearings reduce friction. Learners investigate different uses for ball bearings, how the design has changed over time to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners measure the diameter of their water balloons, model an impact, measure the diameter of the “crater” area, and determine the ratio of impactor to crater. This activity is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity learners compare the bounciness of warm and cold racquetballs to see if temperature makes a difference in how well they bounce. Use this activity to introduce polymers and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Luge) is a full inquiry-based challenge related to motion and design optimization. Groups of learners will use construction paper to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this two-part activity about luminescence, learners explore the chemistry that happens inside glow sticks and other light producing reactions. First, learners build a ground state model and a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this sports-themed engineering activity, learners create super bouncy balls out of balloons. Learners brainstorm, test their designs, and share results.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners explore conservation of energy by experimenting with a solar cell light device. Learners will set the solar cell in the sun for varying times to charge the battery and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (26th on the page), learners construct an easy-to-build device and test motor learning. Learners can build the mazes or use pre-built mazes to measure the time it takes to loop the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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