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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners create a working model of a nail clipper. This activity helps learners learn the basic principles of simple machines, engineering design and model building.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners explore the design of tall structures such as skyscrapers and telecommunication towers. Learners work in teams to engineer the tallest tower they can build using just...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Sciencenter
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    Learners will build and experiment with their own windmills made from simple household materials. The program closes with a discussion on energy conservation and how our choices and actions can add...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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    In this activity, learners design, build and test wind turbines. Learners go through the design process and use the scientific method to test important blade variables. Learners then use this data...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Build and test a scale model of a rainforest canopy walkway. Rainforest researchers must consider materials, transportation, and cost so they don't damage the fragile canopy environment as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners are invited to imagine the park of their dreams! In small groups, learners place moveable pieces on a grid, iterating on their plan together to create a plan for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    This activity lets you program your 'robot' (a willing friend) to pick up and dispose of some 'toxic waste' using as few commands as possible. Learners create command cards ...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    If a sailboat is stranded because there is no wind, is it possible to set up a fan on deck and blow wind into the sail to make the boat move? In this activity, learners explore this classic physics...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel in a straight path across the room. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger--or stronger--push or pull (a larger force). Learners then apply this...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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