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    In this calculus activity, learners use a classic problem of geometrical probability to find an important mathematical constant (pi). Learners explore Buffon’s needle problem (which asks the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this math activity related to light, learners assemble a photometer and use it to estimate the power output of the Sun. Learners construct the photometer by making a grease spot on white paper...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this math activity related to light, learners explore why a light, such as a candle or a streetlight, looks dimmer the farther away from it we get. The answer lies in the Inverse Square Law,...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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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 demonstration, learners explore a variation of a Foucault pendulum, but upside down. This resource contains instructions on how to construct the device (the predecessor to the Foucault...

    $1 - $5 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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    In this activity, learners burn a peanut, which produces a flame that can be used to boil away water and count the calories contained in the peanut. Learners use a formula to calculate the calories...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Yes, you can weigh your car by figuring out your wheel's tire pressure combined with the "tire's footprint." You'll need someone with a car, driver's license, and...

    free Ages 11 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make "totally tubular" forms of carbon. Learners use chicken wire to build macro models of carbon nanotubes. Depending on how they roll the wire, they will...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity on page 1 of the PDF, learners compare the relative sizes of biological objects (like DNA and bacteria) that can't be seen by the naked eye. Learners will be surprised to...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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