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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity related to computer programming, learners give directions to a "robot" (either an adult or another learner) and find out which instructions the robot is able to follow,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). In this activity, learners will build a painting machine out of house hold materials, like a cereal box and some thread, use Lego parts to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Make two firefly lanterns, then program them to blink to one another and change colors. Learn to program a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to communicate with other Pico Crickets using infrared (IR...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this technology activity, learners explore digital imaging and pixels. Learners "transmit" an image to a partner by creating an image on grid paper. Learners then use a code of zeroes...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of how engineering solved the problem of human/computer interface. Learners disassemble a mouse and explore the movement on the X/Y axis that...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is an online game about computer logic. Learners control a robot that navigates a maze of colored shapes, using AND, OR and NOT to decide which ones to jump over. Learners have to notice the...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    SMMconstructor is an online construction kit for building animated models. Based on the original construction kit called Sodaconstructor, this simulator lets you construct virtual models with a few...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity, one person "programs" the other like a robot to move through a space, trying to get them to avoid obstacles and reach a goal. The idea is that computers and robots are...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This simulated balance beam illustrates binary mathematics. You have a set of weights and the goal is to match an unknown weight, but you only have weights that have mass 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16. You...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    This activity explores what it means for a computer to be intelligent and introduces the topic of what a computer program is and how everything computers do simply involves following instructions...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes

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