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    In this activity, learners will discover how to find the "sweet spots" on a baseball bat. Whenever an object is struck, it vibrates in response. These vibrations travel in waves up and...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 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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    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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    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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    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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    To understand how skaters turn in midair, try this little experiment! Individuals can do this activity alone, but it works better with a partner. Used in conjuncture with the rest of the...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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