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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a car that uses a battery-operated motor to "drive" at least ten feet. Educators can use this activity as a fun, hands-on way to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Have you noticed the plastic rings that are used to hold six-packs of soda? Those rings are great for carrying cans, but they're real trouble when they become trash that animals can get...

    $1 - $5 Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners use a balloon and other simple materials to design an air-powered rocket that can hit a distant target. Learners are encouraged to consider how rocket...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners investigate series circuits and motors to build a hand-held "kick stick." Their goal is create a battery-operated device that sends a Ping-Pong...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners design a device to solve a problem: how to get a ball out of a drain pipe. Learners are given a pile of "junk"--pipe cleaners, paper clips, clothespins, twist...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners invent a device that will make their friends and family ask, "What's buzzing?" Learners design an alarm with an on/off switch that is...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this design challenge activity, learners design and build a solar hot water heater. Their goal is to create a heater that yields the highest temperature change. In the project guide, learners...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this design challenge activity, learners invent a pinball-like game where a kick stick hits a ping pong ball into a target that buzzes. This detailed guide includes step-by-step instructions on...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Hooray! In this design challenge activity, learners invent a device that launches a spoonful of confetti into the air. Learners are encouraged to create the biggest cloud of confetti possible....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Make your own "Dance Dance Revolution" dance pad! In this design challenge activity, learners work in teams to build a dance pad that lets you use your feet to sound a buzzer or flash a...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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