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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, learners investigate mass, gravity, and acceleration by dropping a wooden bar with a balloon attached to its underside, a mass suspended from it by rubber bands, and a sharp...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners investigate how drag affects the falling rate of objects. They construct paper objects of different shapes and sizes, use clay to make them all the same mass, and then drop them all from...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    After a discussion about what a parachute is and how it works, learners create parachutes using different materials that they think will work best. They test their designs, and then contribute to a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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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 physics activity, learners will build their own parachutes out of tissue paper. They will explore the effects of weight, height, and design on the parachutes' speed and stability. This...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this collection of demonstrations, learners explore Newton's Laws of Motion. These seventeen quick activities investigate air resistance, acceleration, terminal velocity, inertia, action...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this physics activity, learners recreate Galileo's famous experiment, in which he dropped a heavy weight and a light weight from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to show that both...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this fun physics activity (page 9 of the pdf), learners take part in a paper airplane design challenge. They can be encouraged to try out different designs and discuss the best ones and why they...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners discover that two pendulums suspended from a common support will swing back and forth in intriguing patterns, if the support allows the motion of one pendulum to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners drop two different masses of play dough and observe how long it takes them to hit the ground. Learners also drop two pieces of paper of the same material and size, one crumpled and one...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes

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