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    In this hands-on activity, learners make the world's simplest Cartesian diver, using only a plastic bottle, some water, and a condiment packet. A Cartesian diver is a classic science...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This is an activity about reaction times. Just how quickly must an NHL goalie respond to save a shot, and how does your reaction time compare? In order to figure out, learners must describe motion...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Look at pictures through different color filters and you'll see them in a new way. People have used color filters in beautiful photography or sending secret messages.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Create a simple dual pendulum and get them to swing in identical ways. This is a simple, low cost, activity produced by the Exploratorium.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    In this seismic simulation, learners play a "who-dunnit" game to explore earthquakes. Learners act as the source, carriers, and detectors of earthquake waves, while the group determines...

    free Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    This is a lesson plan for an activity in which learners, playing the role of archeologists, use math concepts about number bases to decipher the Dresden Codex, an ancient Mayan document. The lesson...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Learn how to construct a light box by following simple figures and instructions. This guide includes tips on how to assemble a light box; related activities are featured in separate resources....

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Make a cuíca (“kwee-ka”), a traditional Brazilian musical instrument that originated in Africa. Played primarily in Brazil, now you can play it at home, too, with this Exploratorium produced activity.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Experience a spinning spiral...you won't be hypnotized, but you'll see what happens when you look away. It's like getting off a merry-go-round and everything keeps moving.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - adult Under 5 minutes
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    A simple, yet fun activity that lets learners find the center of balance of a ruler (or any long thin object). Developed by the Exploratorium and no assembly needed.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes

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