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    The Exploratorium
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    In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns. This activity introduces learners to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
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    In this activity related to flight, learners build a tiny stream channel to investigate how fluids (air and water) change speed as they flow between and around objects. It includes an explanation ...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    On an airplane trip, learners have an opportunity to investigate the properties of air pressure at different altitudes. When the plane is at cruising altitude, learners open and cap a empty...

    free Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how wind tunnels provide feedback to engineers about the performance and durability of products such as planes, cars, and buildings. Learners work in teams to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore rocketry and the principals of space flight. Learners work in teams with adult supervision and construct and launch a rocket from a soda bottle and everyday...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Hovercraft) is a full inquiry investigation into hovercraft engineering and design optimization. Groups of learners with access to power...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this quick activity (located on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Balloon Fiesta Activity), learners will see the effects of convection and understand what makes hot air balloons rise. Learners will...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Balloon Fiesta Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into Bernoulli’s principle and airplane wings. Learners will design and build their...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Luge Activity), learners will construct a model hovercraft out of an empty spool and a piece of cardboard. A balloon provides the air pressure...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes