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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor. Learners use this table to simulate...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners investigate weight by building a spring scale. They observe and record how it responds to objects with different masses. This activity can be combined with other activities to create a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners build simple catapults and use them to launch cotton balls. Learners can see Newton's second law of motion in effect; pulling the catapult arm back further creates more force and thus...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners add a jet-propulsion system (i.e. a balloon) to a blimp so it flies straight and far under its own power. This lesson guide includes links to video clips...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners create beautiful fluid motion. They explore fluid dynamics, surface tension, solubility, and buoyancy while mixing liquids together. Learners can photograph or film the fluid motion for...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Tufts University
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    Working in teams of four, learners build tetrahedral kites following specific instructions and using specific materials. They use the basic processes of manufacturing systems--cutting, shaping,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
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    Learners develop an understanding of air pressure in two different activities. They model the magnitude of air pressure as gravitational force per unit area, and they use cookie wafers to model how...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to investigate the relationship between mass, acceleration, and force as described in Newton's second law of motion. During a set of experiments,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Get all wrapped up in a lesson about skin! In this activity, learners measure and calculate the approximate surface area of skin on someone's body as well as the amount of atmospheric force...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners build a pendulum from a yo-yo, and then design their own experiment to determine what affects the pendulum's period of swing. They can alter the mass of the yo-yo by adding play dough...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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