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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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    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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    NSBRI
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    In this activity (page 59 of the PDF), learners spin and observe false eyelashes in jars of water (prepared at least 1 day ahead of time) to investigate the effects of different types of motion on...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the history, design and motion of spinning tops. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own tops out of everyday items. Their...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners review the history of gumball machines and explore potential and kinetic energy, while working in teams to build a gumball slide. Teams then design and build their own...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Build a car that runs on air. Using household materials, experiment with the power of air to create thrust powerful enough to move a homemade car. This activity allows you to explore a range of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners use tinfoil to build and test their own boats - which designs will float, and which will sink? Learners must adjust many variables in their boat design to maximize...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Roller Coaster Design Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into g-force and acceleration. Groups of learners will construct their own...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    The Tech Interactive
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    This design challenge is an open-ended exploration of linkages, a group of parts connected by hinges, and the types of motion they can create. Some linkages, like scissors, are simple, while others...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes