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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners create volcanoes like those they have examined on Earth and Mars through images taken by spacecraft. Using baking soda and vinegar, learners model volcanic eruptions and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes (ENSI)
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    A group of learners has an envelope containing a series of bank checks. A few checks are removed at a time, and the team attempts to construct a plausible scenario which involves those checks. Each...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this activity, learners create their own archaeological profiles. In doing so, learners will discover the fundamental nature of an archaeological site: objects and features found deeper in the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height. Learners must follow a certain number of design...

    free Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this engineering activity, learners will get acquainted with the basics of wind energy and power production by fabricating and testing various blade designs for table-top windmills constructed...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    NASA
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    In this two part activity, learners work in pairs or individually to discover how vectoring the thrust from a jet engine affects movement of an airplane. In part one, learners construct an F-15...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry-based challenge related to motion and design optimization. Groups of learners will use construction paper to build a model bobsled run for a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In the wild, small crustaceans known as brine shrimp live in marine habitats such as saltwater lakes. In this activity, learners create a saltwater or marine ecosystem that becomes an experimental...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    NASA
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    In this team design challenge (page 19-24 of PDF), learners "land" a model Lunar Rover in a model Landing Pod (both previously built in activities #3 and #4 in PDF). Learners drop the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    An estuary is a body of water that is created when freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the saltwater of an ocean. To understand this mixing of fresh and salt water, learners go through...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 4 weeks

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