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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    SMMconstructor is an online construction kit for building animated models. Based on the original construction kit called Sodaconstructor, this simulator lets you construct virtual models with a few...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    This activity explores what it means for a computer to be intelligent and introduces the topic of what a computer program is and how everything computers do simply involves following instructions...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Put on a pair of gloves and be the conductor of your invisible orchestra! Use the Pico Cricket (micro-controller) light sensor to detect your hand movements, then program the Pico Cricket to play...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Game of Life is a simple computer simulation of what is called a "cellular automaton." Developed by the British mathematician John Conway in 1970, the program uses the cells of a grid...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a marble maze that contains sensors. As a metal marble triggers the sensors, the Pico Cricket turns on lights or spins motors. This is a great beginning activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Play-Doh is conductive! Use the semiconductive qualities of Play-Doh to make your own squeezable instrument. Pico Cricket is required. This activity is great as a walk-up activity for all ages, and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Use a Pico Cricket (micro-controller) to animate your art! You can program a Pico Cricket to make your art spin, light up, or make music. This activity contains many helpful links that explain how...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, a Minnesota artist, came up with this really fun and surprising activity using graphite from a pencil, connected with a Pico Cricket to tell a story: "The first time...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    This online activity lets learners explore how computer programs called "CAPTCHAS" work to test whether you are a human or a computer. Learners will be tested with a series of visual...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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