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    In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners walk the sides and interior angles of various polygons drawn on the playground. As they do so, learners practice rotating clockwise 180° and 360°. Learners discover there...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 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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    In this activity, learners simulate Otto von Guericke's famous Magdeburg Hemispheres experiment. In this modern, low cost version, a pair of learners try to pull apart two suction cups (dent...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners "dance" (move back and forth at varying speeds) by reading a graph. This is a kinesthetic way to help learners interpret and understand how motion is graphed....

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    When baseball was in its infancy, the ball had plenty of bounce. Today's baseball may not seem to have bounce to it at all; if you drop a ball on the field it won't bounce back. This...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    You may have tried to throw a curveball or a slider, or even a screwball, with an ordinary baseball and found it difficult to do. In this activity, learners use a Styrofoam ball to more easily...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this group activity, learners use some common objects and work together to simulate the Coriolis effect. During the challenge, learners make predictions and test different scenarios. This...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    This trick from Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty lets you add together the bounces of two balls and send one ball flying. When we tried this trick on the Exploratorium's exhibit floor, we...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Did you know that a Slinky makes a handy model of earthquake waves? In this activity, learners use one or two of these simple toys to illustrate the different kinds of waves that transmit the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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