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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning. A related video show...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration/activity, learners observe as a regular size marshmallow is blown through a tube made from a manila file folder. The result is spectacular, and the process provides a great...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is an activity in which learners explore the effects of gravity, motion and momentum while creating art. By rolling a golf ball in paint, placing construction paper in a tray, tilting the tray...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    A design challenge that takes paper airplanes into an entirely different direction: a magnus glider uses cups and and rubber bands to create a glider that uses the same forces that a curveball ...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    The Drawing Board consists of a marking pen that remains stationary and a platform that swings beneath the pen, acting as a pendulum. As the platform swings, the pen marks a sheet of paper that is...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that’s at least 12 inches high with two or more parts that move (spin, sway, or flap) in the wind. This art meets construction activity...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Walk a toy to the edge of its doom, maybe it'll fall off the edge of a table, but it will safely stop right before falling. You can use an off-the-shelf toy or any toy that can slide with some...

    free Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this physics activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will explore the concept of static electricity. They will discover how electrical charges created by friction can affect small objects as they...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a rubber band-powered rover that can scramble across the room. Learners follow the engineering design process to design and build a rover out of...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 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 build a simple hovercraft using air from a balloon to levitate a craft made from a compact disc (CD). They learn that a bed of air under an object significantly reduces the friction as it...

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

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