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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this engineering design activity, learners will design, test, and build a “haunting machine” to solve a Sherlockian mystery. Learners will experience the engineering design process, including...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners use tinfoil to build and test their own boats - which designs will float, and which will sink? Learners must adjust many variables in their boat design to maximize...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners use two helium-filled balloons to build a blimp that can travel in a straight path across the room. The activity guide contains information for Educators...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this activity, learners design a bicycle helmet. Participants will explore the design of bicycle helmets to gain an appreciation for the role that helmet layers play protecting the head. They...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Students design and build their own parachutes in this hands-on engineering project. Using the engineering design process, kids explore the concepts of gravity and air resistance as they test how...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners identify different plastics in a mystery bag. Learners discover that plastics are classified #1 through #7. Learners then categorize plastics based on characteristics...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct drawing machines using a cup, some markers, and a cricket to control the movement. A programmed LEGO RCX or Cricket is required for this high-tech version. See...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this web-based activity, learners try to figure out who in an online chat room has their matching puzzle piece. This is a matchmaking activity that can be used as an icebreaker to introduce...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners participate in a variety of activities modeling different disabilities. They use different adaptive devices (e.g., crutches, wheelchair) to see how they have been designed by engineers to...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Water treatment on a large scale enables the supply of clean drinking water to communities. In this activity, learners develop methods to clean a polluted water sample, describe components of a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 45 to 60 minutes

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