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    In this dynamic activity, learners build a catapult that launches projectiles, such as marshmallows. Participants then design and build their own models using the steps of the design process to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners design, build and test a model suspension bridge for sturdiness and strength. Participants explore how parts of the bridge, such as the deck, hangers, cables, towers and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The goal of this activity is to build a miniature bobsled that is either the fastest or the slowest. Learners use recycled materials to design, build, and test their bobsled on a bobsled track....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this engineering activity (page 5 of PDF), young learners investigate how materials and design contribute to the strength of a structure, particularly walls. Learners use different materials to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    Students design and create their own air-powered rockets, in this hands-on activity. Learners will develop a better understanding of physics related concepts, specifically those related to momentum...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this simple activity, learners discover how a mere piece of paper can be used to hold up the weight of a heavy book. Learners are encouraged to modify their materials, using the steps of the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct a playable kazoo from inexpensive materials. They will experience how vibration creates sound waves and music. Changing the materials their kazoo is made of,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The goal of this activity is to design, build and test a house or toy for an animal. Learners will research a particular animal and design a house or toy that will encourage that animal's...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners design a device to solve a problem: how to get a ball out of a drain pipe. Learners are given a pile of "junk"--pipe cleaners, paper clips, clothespins, twist...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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