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    University of Kansas
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    In this activity, learners predict where a ball will go after it bounces off another object. Learners discover that the motion of objects is predictable based on laws of motion. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this playful physics activity (page eight of the pdf), learners use toy cars to explore how speed and weight affect the results of collision. Designed as a pre- or post-visit lesson in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners build a recording timer made from simple materials (e.g., small dc motor, sharpie pen, craft sticks, adding machine paper tape, etc.). The device produces a record of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners design and build a roller coaster using simple materials. Learners experiment with potential and kinetic energy to get a marble to follow a track into a cup.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners construct their own small catapults using simple materials. Learners follow visual instructions to build their launching device. This activity can be used as a lesson on...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Chicago Children's Museum
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    In this activity, learners work with an adult to build a rocket and launcher out of a plastic 2-liter bottle, flexible plastic hose, plastic tubing, toilet paper tube, and duct tape. Use this stomp...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore electronics and motion by making a Scribbling Machine, a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and leaves a mark to trace its path. It’s made from...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    In this fun physics activity (page 9 of the pdf), learners take part in a paper airplane design challenge. They can be encouraged to try out different designs and discuss the best ones and why they...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this engineering activity, learners explore simple machines and then build cardboard automata using cams. Learners are also challenged to build a complex machine--a moving sculpture that tells a...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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