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    This lesson challenges groups of learners to design and construct a wind generator with the most electrical output. The lesson focuses on the engineering design process and how it is used to...

    Ages 11 - 14
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    In this inquiry-based lesson, learners measure the biomass of trees, calculate the carbon stored by the trees, and use this information to create recommendations about using trees for carbon...

    Ages 11 - 14
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    In this activity, learners simulate the separation techniques that materials recovery facilities (MRFs) use and then design their own series of recycling techniques. Learners identify four ways...

    Ages 11 - 14
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    This activity is about collecting and analyzing DNA as part of a criminal investigation. Learners collect their own cheek cells, burst the cell membranes with detergent, and then precipitate DNA...

    Ages 8 - 18
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    In this activity, learners investigate how changing the center of gravity of a balloon affects how it travels. Learners fill a balloon with a little bit of water and insert into an empty balloon....

    Ages 8 - 14
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    Heat makes some materials expand, and it makes others shrink. In this experiment, learners will use unique shrinking properties of recycled plastic (solid polystyrene—general purpose recyclable...

    Ages 4 - 11
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    This is a fun activity about the power of the Sun and the importance of using sunscreen to protect your sensitive skin from its rays. Learners will hang apple rings in the Sun and monitor changes...

    Ages 4 - 11
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    In this activity, learners copper-plate metal objects by placing them in a jar with pennies and vinegar. Use this activity to introduce learners to acids, metals, and chemical reactions. This...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    In this activity, learners create a biosphere in a baggie. Learners add soil, seeds and a little water in a ziplock bag, tape the bag to a sunny window and observe a microcosm of the water cycle ...

    Ages 4 - 11
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    In this activity, learners explore density and buoyancy as they design and construct rafts. Learners must build a raft out of five craft sticks, four twist ties, four straws, and one styrofoam cup...

    Ages 6 - 11

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