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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners watch a video to learn about a couple who built a home out of shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York. Next, learners design and build a 3D scale model of a shipping...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this archaeology meets art activity, learners make a mosaic and consider the ways in which art communicates. Educators can tie this activity to the study of the Petra site (an ancient city in...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    COSI
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    In this engineering activity, learners test the stability of towers they build out of cups, discovering that structures with more mass in the base are more stable.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners explore how passive solar design increases energy efficiency. Learners test paperboard models of different building designs to discover how the design...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this on site "field trip" activity (located on pages 6-9 of PDF), learners get hands-on experience identifying building materials by playing "Building Bingo". To play, teams...

    free Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this experiment, learners design and build a model room in a shoebox and furnish it with tiny furniture. Then, learners put the room on a simple earthquake simulator to see what happens to the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, leaners explore building techniques by recreating the story of The Three Little Pigs. They build model houses out of plastic grass, popsicle sticks, and building blocks, and then...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how engineers have improved roofing designs and materials in order to protect the contents of buildings. Learners explore the hydrophobic effect, and learn about...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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    This simple construction activity teaches the importance of architectural structure. Learners build and test designs for a paper "doghouse" strong enough to hold the weight of a jumbo dog...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this simple and fun activity, learners build a tower of cups to explore distribution of weight. Learners make predictions about their towers and test their designs. Activity extensions include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes