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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this inquiry-based learning activity, learners design, build, and test their own ramps. They are introduced to a variety of materials and explore putting them together. They also create plans...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 8 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    This hands-on activity shows you how to build basic architectural shapes out of toothpicks and gumdrops. Learners explore how different shapes are more stable than others, and are introduced to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this engineering/design/arts and crafts activity, learners design and build "platforms" or "bridges" that can hold weight, and test which glue makes the strongest structure....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners construct their own small catapults using simple materials. Learners follow visual instructions to build their launching device. This activity can be used as a lesson on...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Make
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    In this activity, learners extract DNA from their own cheek cells, then create a rudimentary DNA profile similar to those seen on crime scene dramas. This step by step guide includes instructions...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 7 days
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    No glue is needed for learners of any age to become marshmallow architects or engineers. Using marshmallows and water (and maybe edible decorations like peanut butter, pretzels, gumdrops, etc.),...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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    In this construction activity, students use a 2-liter bottle to build a fly trap. There is not much supporting information besides the directions, but the trap can be used to examine fly behavior,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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    In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners explore what it means to work together as a team. Learners repeat the phrase “Can We Build It?(TM) Yes We Can!” until they can chant it...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - 6 30 to 45 minutes
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    Children's Museum Of Houston
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    In this activity, learners create a sound visualizer from common materials to help see the vibrations created by sound. Sounds from a tone generator make salt dance on a vibrating balloon membrane....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners construct a bird feeder from re-used materials. After hanging their feeder, they keep a journal about what birds visit the feeder. Learners will discover the diversity of their local bird...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks

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