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    In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns. This activity introduces learners to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 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 create models of ionic compounds and observe the chemical formula of binary molecules they have created. Learners record their data in a table and draw conclusions by...

    free Ages 14 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners use a straight line to learn about circles. Learners measure and record the diameter and circumference of different sized cylindrical objects on a chart. Learners then...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners work in groups to determine the mass and volume of four samples: glass marbles, steel washers or nuts, pieces of pine wood, and pieces of PVC pipe. Learners then plot the...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners separate the components of Gatorade using a home-made affinity column. In doing so, learners model the basic principle of affinity chromatography, a technique used to...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and atmosphere composition data. Learners will investigate the major components of the atmosphere (nitrogen and oxygen) as...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore Charles' Law in a syringe. Learners collect volume and temperature data for five different temperature samples, convert Celsius to Kelvin, and plot the data...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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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, learners observe and sketch cracking patterns in pavement. Learners use a protractor to measure and label the angles of their sketches and conclude if some angles are more...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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