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    In this activity, learners build bridges out of newspaper and tape to explore how structures are designed to bear loads. Learners adjust and modify their designs to accommodate a certain amount of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 2 to 4 hours
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    In this activity, learners build bridges and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with straws and pins. In doing so, learners will experience many of the basic physics and...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build bridges using paper and explore how much weight each bridge design can support. There is an element of surprise, which increases learners' interest in the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make or use pre-made clay beams to scale and proportion. Specifically, they discover that when you scale up proportionally (i.e. keep things the same shape but change the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make bridges using an oil-based modeling clay (plasticene). The instructions include discussion questions for both before and after bridge building. Key learning ideas...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Find out what it would be like to have ears shaped differently from your own! Design and make different animal ears then try them out. Produced by the Exploratorium, this activity uses simple, off...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create and experiment with wind tubes. These tubes are a playful and inventive way to explore the effect that moving air has on objects. Construction uses everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    Oboes's unique sound originates from the two small reeds a musician blows into. Make your own double reed instrument out of straw! This Exploratorium Science Snack is a simple way to learn...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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