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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this outdoor activity, learners use pegs (like tent pegs) and string or elastic to simulate drill sites and roads in Northern Canada. Learners are challenged with figuring out how to connect the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Perot Museum of Nature and Science
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    In this activity, learners design and build a NASA rover using raw pasta and candy with a limited imaginary budget. Similar to engineers at NASA, learners will use keep track of the total cost of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct wands that play different notes depending on information from light sensors programmed via a PICO Cricket. As learners move the wands around, they expose the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a car that uses a battery-operated motor to "drive" at least ten feet. Educators can use this activity as a fun, hands-on way to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build a bird that flies in place with help from a motor, wire, and some straws. This engineering activity introduces learners to circuits and motors, automata, and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    4-H
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    In this activity, learners explore the engineering design process and the basic mechanics behind building bridges as they build one themselves using gumdrops and toothpicks. After building their...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - adult 30 to 45 minutes
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    Amazeum
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    In this activity, learners use the design thinking process to design and build their own aqueduct, or water bridge. Ancient Romans used aqueducts to transport water to their heavily populated...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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