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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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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity related to computer programming, learners give directions to a "robot" (either an adult or another learner) and find out which instructions the robot is able to follow,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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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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    What's a Pickle-Oh? Two pieces of pickle on a stick are connected to a Pico Cricket (micro controller). When you slide the pickles apart the note changes. You can also expand on the activity...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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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