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    Learners build a wind turbine and test it to see how much energy is created. Learners can build a variety of wind blades, test a variety of wind speeds and see what effect these have on the energy...

    Over $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners act as engineers and design mini submarines that move in the water like real submarines. The submarines must be able to float, sink, and hover steadily without touching the top of the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners build a solar oven from a cardboard pizza box, aluminum foil and plastic. Learners can use their oven to cook S'mores or other food in the sun. Use this activity to introduce learners...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners place water and part of an antacid tablet in a film canister. The reaction creates a gas reaction that launches the film canister like a rocket.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    Learners follow the template to build and fly a paper helicopter. They can attempt many experiments (shortening the blades, adding weight to the helicopter) and see how the flight of the helicopter...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners design and build a roller coaster using simple materials. Learners experiment with potential and kinetic energy to get a marble to follow a track into a cup.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners assemble a hot-air balloon from tissue paper. The heated air (from a heat gun) inside the balloon is less dense than the surrounding air and causes the balloon to float. Use this activity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners shred used paper, add water, and blend it into pulp. They then strain and roll the pulp out to make new paper. Learners can experiment mixing different colors of paper and adding items...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    Learners make a circuit board that has questions and answers. When the correct answer is chosen for a question, a circuit is completed and a light illuminates. Use this activity to introduce...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Learners write a message in Braille using beans to form the patterns of dots. Learners glue beans in place, and then challenge another learner to read the message. This resource includes a Braille...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes