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    WGBH
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    In this physics activity, challenge learners to make and race a balloon-powered car. Learners construct the body out of a paper cup, wheels out of wooden spools. and fuel tank out of a balloon....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water? Included in the lesson...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this geology activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners simulate an earthquake with little more than an elastic band and drinking straws. Learners see firsthand how an earthquake gets its...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    In this physical activity, two lines of learners link hands and arms to model a beam subject to various loading schemes. They discover how inter-atomic forces react to the five fundamental load...

    free Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Over the course of several days, learners explore the property of water that helps plants move water from roots to leaves or gives paper towels the capacity to soak up water. Learners will observe...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    PhET
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    In this online activity, learners use a realistic mass and spring laboratory. They hang masses from springs and adjust the spring stiffness and damping. Learners can even slow time and transport...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Learners explore capillary action in plants (such as plants ability to move water from roots to leaves) in an investigation called Paper Blooms. Placing paper flowers in water mixed with food...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Learners explore how the attractive forces between water molecules create surface tension and allow certain objects to float on the surface of water. Learners also discover how detergent breaks...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners examine collisions between two skateboards carrying different masses. They learn about conservation of momentum in collisions. This activity can be combined with other activities to create...

    free Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners determine the elastic and plastic properties of different types of metal wires. Learners discover that wires of the same gauge, but made of different metals, typically...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 14 - adult 45 to 60 minutes

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