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    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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    Learners work in pairs to create three simple types of bridges, a beam bridge, an arch bridge, and a suspension bridge. They will observe how the bridges work under load and discover why engineers...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, learners investigate mass, gravity, and acceleration by dropping a wooden bar with a balloon attached to its underside, a mass suspended from it by rubber bands, and a sharp...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, a spinning bicycle wheel resists efforts to tilt it and point the axle in a new direction. Learners use the bicycle wheel like a giant gyroscope to explore angular momentum and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    If a sailboat is stranded because there is no wind, is it possible to set up a fan on deck and blow wind into the sail to make the boat move? In this activity, learners explore this classic physics...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make a simple spring-like scale using a rubber band instead of a spring, and calibrate the scale in newtons (N). Learners will gain an understanding of and familiarity...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Lunar and Planetary Institute
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    In this activity, learners consider how a simple machine, a lever, turns a small push or pull (a small force) into a larger--or stronger--push or pull (a larger force). Learners then apply this...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this collection of demonstrations, learners explore Newton's Laws of Motion. These seventeen quick activities investigate air resistance, acceleration, terminal velocity, inertia, action...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build inexpensive pulley assemblies from pulley wheels used for sliding screen door replacement or from clothesline spreaders. Learners will investigate pulley behavior...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this fun and, at times, hilarious force and motion activity, learners will use household objects to build a crazy contraption and see how far they can get a tennis ball to move. This is an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the concept of rotational equilibrium. Learners work in teams to estimate and determine the force within a mobile design. Learners solve algebraic equations,...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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