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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    In this activity (on pages 18-28), learners explore how the shape of seeds affects how they are dispersed by wind, birds, ocean currents and other means. Learners make predictions about seeds'...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    This online game tests reaction time. The learner controls a computer-generated frog, and must press a button as soon as a fly appears on the game's radar screen or can be heard from the...

    free Ages 8 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners build a kite out of paper, change it, and try to make it fly even better. With their new knowledge of kite making, students can then go on to create their own kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity, learners create models of bugs. Learners use household materials like plastic cups and straws to create models of bugs like centipedes and spiders. The activity is covered in the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this online activity, learners "map" insects they have seen near where they live. Learners electronically submit data on whether they have seen ants, bees, butterflies, flies,...

    free Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Create airplanes from straws and geometric shapes. Test them out to see how far they can fly, or how accurately they can be aimed. All you need is a straw, two strips of paper, and some tape to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity about flight, learners explore how high they can jump. Learners dip their finger in ink or dirt, then jump as high as they can and mark paper attached to the wall. Learners...

    1 cent - $1 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 make a skydiver and parachute contraption and launch it. They see that the drag created by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth. This activity can be...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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