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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 large-scale structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with garden poles and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 6 - 14 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 scaled-down structures and cantilevers in a series of "building out" challenges with bamboo skewers and tape. In doing so, learners will experience many...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    This Exploratorium activity explores size and scale. Through four levels of screen sizes, learners can sort out objects of different sizes. Sorting based on size is important to many disciplines...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    See what force a magnet has on a wire that has current running through it: will it push it, pull it, or will nothing happen? This is the foundation of a simple electric motor.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 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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    With two stacks of books and a few rolls of pennies, build two kinds of bridges--a beam span and an arch span--and see how much weight each of them can hold. Besides step-by-step instructions for...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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